Though Americans are sometimes derided for sporting prim bathing suits that cover too much when vacationing at foreign beaches, not all of us are so proper. The naturalist movement is alive and well in the U.S., though you might have to travel abroad to find some of the more interesting enclaves. Here are four top nude beach destinations where you can bare it all.—Nicole Tringali
1. Vera Playa Club Hotel, located in southeast Spain, is 100 percent naturalist. The club is on a private beach and has a golf course, indoor/outdoor pool and gym. The modus vivendi is “au natural,” except from 8 p.m. to sunrise, and in the dining area. Rates range from 160 to 260 euros per night. veraplaya.info
2. Maistrali Studios, located in Skiathos, Greece, is a quaint country hotel overlooking a forest and within walking distance of Banana Beach (Krassos), a nudist beach off the Koukounaries Bay. The “Big Banana” is the main beach and is also frequented by non-naturalists; the two smaller beaches on the stretch are over 85 percent nudist. All three have rugged pine trees dotting the sea shore. maistralistudios.gr
3. Cap D’Agde, a “village naturiste,” is a short distance from the French port city of Sete and is equipped with its own doctor, bank and shops for nudists. Hotel Eve, the only hotel in the naturalist quarter, has terraces or balconies for each room, renting for between 65 and 215 euros. hoteleve.com
4. Haulover Beach in North Miami is arguably the most famous U.S. nudist beach. It’s almost 1 1/2 miles long, and clothing is optional on the northern tip. Vacationers can skip the $5 parking fee by staying at the Ocean Palm Motel for $80-$130 a night and walk less than a mile to reach the shore. 305-947-5671.