Wreck Beach ranked one of world’s top skinny dipping spots

Do you find a bathing suit gets in the way of a refreshing dip?

For people who prefer to swim sans swimsuit, a new map showcases the top skinny dipping spots around the world. 

Compiled by MyDatingAdviser, a dating reviews website, the map ranks the prime locations across the globe for enjoying a liberating naked swim.

The company compared 100 nude beaches to determine the best locations to enjoy a skinny dip. They then ranked the top 25 skinny dipping locations, with the top swimming spot per country. 

For the ranking, the beach quality, safety, weather, and lodging were taken into account. This was across seven key metrics of “skinny dipping friendliness”: (1) pollution (2) Blue Flag status, (3) weather (4) air temperature, (5) water temperature, (6) safety, and (7) hotel cost.

Using the data points, each location has been given a ‘Skinny Dipping Index Score’ that represents the “quality of the skinny dipping experience that you could have at the location.”

Where should I go skinny dipping?

So, where is the best place to throw your inhibitions and clothes on the beach and run naked into the surf?

Lokrum Island in Croatia’s stunning walled city, Dubrovnik, took the top honour. The destination is located in the Adriatic Sea and boasts several ideal places to take a dip. 

Spiaggia della Lecciona in Italy’s Tuscany region came in second place, with Australia’s Maslin Beach in Adelaide placing third. 

Vancouver’s popular Wreck Beach also made an appearance on the list, placing 23rd. 

World-Map-Skinny-Dipping-small-2021-vancouverPhoto via MyDatingAdviser

Top 25 Skinny Dipping Spots in the World

  1. Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Index Score: 84.5

  1. Spiaggia della Lecciona, Tuscany, Italy

    Index Score: 79

  1. Maslin Beach, Adelaide, Australia

    Index Score: 72.75

  1. English Garden, Munich, Germany

    Index Score: 68.75

  1. Barreta Island, Faro, Portugal

    Index Score: 67.5

  1. Red Beach, Crete, Greece

    Index Score: 66.75

  1. Washougal River, Washington State, USA

    Index Score: 65

  1. Plage de Tahiti, St Tropez, France

    Index Score: 64.25

  1. Praia de Galheta, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    Index Score: 64

  1.  Pihlajasaari Beach, Helsinki, Finland

    Index Score: 62

  1.  Green Lake, Styria,  Austria

    Index Score: 61.25

  1. Vecaki Beach, Riga, Latvia

    Index Score: 61

  1. Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark

    Index Score: 59.5

  1. Huk Beach, Oslo, Norway

    Index Score: 59.5

  1. Playa Levante, Formentera, Spain

    Index Score: 59.5

  1. Mpenjati Nature Reserve, Port Edward, South Africa

    Index Score: 59

  1. Viti Lake, Askja Caldera, Iceland

    Index Score: 54.75

  1. Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan, China

    Index Score: 54

  1.  Little Palm Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    Index Score: 53.25

  1. Arambol Beach, Goa India

    Index Score: 52.75

  1. Semuc Champey, Lanquín, Guatemala

    Index Score: 51.5

  1. UK – Lady Falls, Neath, United Kingdom

    Index Score: 51.5

  1. Wreck Beach, Vancouver, Canada

    Index: Score: 48.5

  1. Orient Bay, St. Martin, Caribbean

    Index Score: 47.7 

  1. Neve Midbar Beach, Dead Sea, Israel

    Index Score: 47.25