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. It's technically not illegal to sunbathe topless but local councils each have their own take so it's generally up to the individual to decide whether they think it's acceptable or not. Or ask a lifeguard.
North Belongil Beach Nude beach. Find on Google Maps. Byron Bay is a popular resort town on the far northern coast of New South Wales, within an hour's drive of the border with Queensland. The town is next to Cape Byron, a headland that is the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Going north from Cape Byron, there are a couple of adjacent beaches separated by small outcroppings next to the town of Byron Bay, then there is a long and continuous beach that extends northward more than 10 kilometers to the mouth of the Brunswick River. Most of this vast stretch is known as Belongil Beach, and most of it is within Tyagarah Nature Reserve.
Nudist Beach a Short Drive from Byron... - Broken Head Beach
A nudist beach near Byron Bay will remain open, despite ongoing complaints about lewd behaviour and sex pests. Byron councillors this week rejected a staff recommendation that the clothes-optional zone at Tyagarah Beach be abolished. The year-old addressed the councillors before they voted, telling them she was one of many women who had been harassed by naked men at the beach.
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