As recently as it was illegal to even wear a bikini on an Australian beach. Nowadays, the laws are slightly less stringent, but nonetheless still somewhat conservative so it's a good idea to know where, when and how it's OK to shed your swimwear and sunbathe nude. Read on to find the best nude beaches in Australia. Some beaches allow topless bathing but women may still be asked to cover their breasts — this doesn't apply to men who can bare their chest anywhere.
Australia’s nude beaches
Point Impossible Beach is a clothes-optional beach located at Torquay , west coast, in the State of Victoria , Australia. It is designated as a legal nudist beach  under the Nudity Prescribed Areas Act It is a surf beach on the eastern outskirts of Torquay. It is about 30 minutes drive from Geelong. A broad uninterrupted white sand beach stretches in both directions from the carpark, and is bordered by large dunes covered by grasses and shrubs. Turn left at the end onto The Esplanade. There is a carpark at the end of the gravel section of The Esplanade, with access to the middle of the legal nude beach.
Child sex offender on the run after assaulting a teenage girl at a popular Melbourne beach
Some come because it's a regular habit. Others come for the spectacle. Regardless of the reasoning, the secret is out—Playalinda Beach is one of Florida's most popular nude beaches.
Each of them has its own charm and they each come with slightly different rules which I'll go into. The basic rules of nude beach etiquette, or of any nude beach in Sydney or NSW, is that you don't stare, never take photos of people without asking and generally don't wander past the naked beach boundary without putting some clothes back on. One question that might be on your mind is will people be having sex on the beach? There's a chance you might see some inappropriate behaviour but it's definitely not legal. Unfortunately some clothing optional beaches have had to close their designated areas due to obscene behaviour, but don't be put off as you're just as likely to find families, women and couples enjoying the nudist beaches in NSW.