Nudist beaches : Scotland offers many options for those who want to be more natural on their beach trips. You can go ‘taps aff’ or just want to get a full tan.
Nudist beaches are available on the Scottish islands and coastlines. They are perfect for those who love to lounge in their birthday suits. If skinny-dipping is what you are looking for, then continue reading to learn how to get to a nudist beach near you.
You can either wear nothing or bear (or bare) your clothes. Keep in mind that you must prepare for your trip to a naturist beach just as you would for any other beach trip, even if no clothes are required.
You should have a bag that contains essentials like a towel and suncream, sunglasses, water, snacks, water, your phone, and sandals or flip-flops. Also, warm clothes in case of extreme weather, which is not impossible.
Cleat’s Shore is Scotland’s only official beach for naturists. It’s located near Lagg, on the southwest shore of the Isle of Arran.
Although it is a little further away, you will be more likely to find the beach for yourself. It’s actually described by Bare Britain in the book as “probably most visited nudist beach in all of the known universe”.
How to get there? Take the ferry from Ardrossan-Aran and then drive south to Lagg, until you reach the Lagg Inn. Continue westward on the road until Cleat’s Shore is reached. The track can be followed by car or on foot until you reach Cleat’s Shore.
Kinshaldy Beach, Fife
Kinshaldy Beach is another popular beach for nudists from Scotland. It’s located in the Tentsmuir Forest, Fife.
It boasts up to 3 miles of golden sand and is perfect for sea bathing or nude sun.
You can get there by taking the A92 towards Leuchars and then the A919 to a small roundabout. Follow the signs to Tensmuir Forest parking lot. Continue on the path until you reach the beach. Turn right and continue south.
Ardeer, North Ayrshire
Ardeer, located near Glasgow, is located on the Ayrshire Coast in Stevenston.
For those who are getting into birthday suits, the sea wall and dunes provide privacy.
How to get there? Take the A87 north-west from Irvine and take the Stevenston exit onto the A738, then join the B752 for Ardeer in the second roundabout. After passing over the railway bridge, turn right towards Ardeer village. Continue straight towards the church and then turn left.
Walk or drive south past the public restrooms to reach the nudist beach beyond the headland.