This Gay Beach Is the World’s 2nd Best Skinny-Dipping Spot

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A beach popular with gay men in Italy has been named the world’s second-best spot for skinny-dipping.

To celebrate the end of summer, the dating reviews website has ranked 100 of the top skinny dipping locations across the globe.

The number two spot, Spiaggia Della Lecciona in Tuscany, Italy, has been a popular gay beach since the ’70s and is one of the region’s last free beaches, with no admission charge and no permanent deckchairs or umbrellas allowed.

Situated on the banks of the Ligurian Sea, the Spiaggia Della Lecciona beach was topped on the list only by Lokrum Island in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Third place went to Maslin Beach in Adelaide, Australia.

According to MyDatingAdvisor, Spiaggia Della Lecciona has an average air temperature of 84°F and an average water temperature of 77°F. The average cost of a hotel per night in the area is $185.

To determine the best skinny dipping locations, MyDatingAdviser compared 100 nude beaches across the globe to determine the best locations to enjoy a skinny dip. They then ranked the top skinny dipping locations in Australia.

In this study, the beach quality, safety, weather, and lodging were taken into account. This was across 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’. This represents the quality of the skinny dipping experience that you could have at the location.

You can find the full data set here for all 100 locations:

Here are some tips for having a fun time skinny dipping:

  1. Be respectful and have discretion. Try not to traumatize any small kids. We agree the human body is a beautiful thing but give people the opportunity not to look at you if they don’t want to.
  2. Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray. You don’t want to get a sunburn in that spot that usually doesn’t see the light of day.
  3. Don’t skinny dip drunk. A little liquid courage could help you get naked. But if you are completely drunk, it isn’t safe to swim and could land you in a dangerous situation.
  4. Beware of leeches. With a bathing suit, they are one thing, and when you are stark naked it’s another.
  5. Make sure your friends are comfortable. If everyone is happy to strip down, then go for it.
  6. Keep your eyes on people’s faces. Interact as you normally would and keep physical contact to a minimum. 
  7. No photos. If only celebrities and politicians could learn this too.
  8. It’s not a big deal. Get over yourself and have fun. Remember that not even swimsuit models look like that in real life. So, relax and enjoy being naked.

Amy Pritchett, Managing Editor at MyDatingAdviser:

“This is my declaration to the world to have fun and skinny dip! The past year has been difficult and we have all experienced lockdown, grief, and disruption to our normal lives.

There is nothing more liberating and joyful than a skinny dip. If you have the opportunity to visit a beautiful skinny dipping spot, then it’s worth stripping down, enjoying nature, and having a splash! Remember it’s not a big deal, and if the water is cold, even better!”

To view the best skinny dipping spots in (nearly) every country in the world view:

For more information, please contact Amy Pritchett ( is a US dating website, committed to offering singles advice and reviews. Amy Pritchett started her website in March 2019 and has a passion for offering people love and relationship advice.

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