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Vancouver's Wreck Beach ranked one of world's top skinny dipping spots (MAP)

Want to know where else to go for naked swims?
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Wreck Beach in Vancouver, BC was ranked one of the world's top skinny dipping spots in August 2021. Find out where else you can take a naked dip.

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