6th Jun 2012 1:13pm | By Editor
London’s recent heatwave has us all hot and bothered and gagging to strip off. We started thinking about how best to perfect our all-over tan – and the answer is our top five naked holidays.
Europe has a bunch of great beaches for baring all, which means a knockout nakation is never far away. Top of the list is Vera Playa in southeast Spain, with 2km of beach and seaside promenade for you to air your wares.
Considered the capital of Spain’s naturist scene, Vera Playa has a host of activities for you to enjoy sans clothes – think pedaloes and beach volleyball. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants at which the patrons don’t need pants.
Croatia also has a surplus of sands on which to go starkers, including Valalta in Istria. Secluded coves, pretty olive groves and rolling vineyards make it a picturesque spot to disrobe, and you can enjoy going balls-out on a budget at the adjacent nudist campsite.
There are plenty of knickerless nooks along Croatia’s Adriatic coastline, but if you want to make sure it’s officially OK to let it all sway, look for the ‘FKK’ signs. This stands for Freikörperkultur, German for ‘free body culture’.
Euronat in France is widely considered the cream of the continent’s crotchless crop, a resort that varies between shady pine forest and sun-drenched gold beaches. On the Atlantic coast in the southwest, it also offers camping, and probably has the most laidback, wholesome atmosphere of the lot.
Finally, the Canary Islands are always a good bet for a naked holiday, as the year-round sun should ensure nothing shrivels. Try Playa de Maspalomas in southern Gran Canaria, near the pumping resort of Playa del Ingles. Sweeping sets of sand dunes help hide your immodesty.