Aussie destination ranked third on racy travel list

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From Bondi to Cottesloe, it's no secret that Australia is famous around the globe for its stunning beaches.

But our land down under also has a bit of a reputation for having some of the best spots for swimming sans swimsuits.

Pair of women's legs raised up. Swimsuit stretched on toes. Holidays without bathing suit, nudism
An Aussie beach has made the top 5 list of best skinny dipping spots around the globe. Photo: Getty Images.

That's right, Australia is a top destination for those keen on ditching their bikinis and boardshorts (or Budgie Smugglers, no judgment here) for a cheeky skinny dipping session.

One beach, in particular, has been named in a new list of the top five skinny dipping locations across the globe.

The ranking, completed by dating reviews website, named Maslin Beach near Adelaide in third place, behind top spot Lokrum Island, Croatia, and runner-up Spiaggia della Lecciona in Italy.

Maslin Beach is located 40 minutes south of Adelaide CBD and holds the honour of being declared the country's first official nude beach in 1975. The southern half of the 3km long stretch of sand is also home to the annual Nude Olympics, complete with a 'Best Bum' competition.


Illustrated map of the top 25 skinny dipping spots around the world. Photo: supplied.
Here are the top 25 skinny dipping spots around the world. Photo: supplied.

Rounding out the top five skinny dipping spots are the Washougal River in Washington State, US, and Praia de Galhet in Brazil.

But the ranking doesn't stop there. One hundred beaches, lakes and waterholes were considered for the list, with a total of seven Aussie locations making the cut.

Factors such as pollution, weather, water temperature and safety were all measured to calculate a 'Skinny Dipping Index Score' which indicates the quality of each skinny dipping experience.

Without further ado, here are the Top 7 Skinny Dipping Spots in Australia.

1. Maslin Beach, Adelaide SA

Index Score: 72.75

Rear view of Streakers competing in the marathon event during the 30th annual Nude Olympics on Maslin Beach near Adelaide, 23 January 2005
Competitors hit the sand at the 30th annual Nude Olympics on Maslin Beach, Adelaide in 2005. Photo credit: Getty Images.

2. Wanggoolba Creek, Fraser Island QLD

Index Score: 71.75

Wanggoolba Creek and tropical rainforest. Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Wanggoolba Creek is nestled within the tropical rainforest on Queensland's Fraser Island. Photo: Getty Images.

3. Cronan Creek Falls, Mount Barney QLD

Index Score: 65

Lady Bay Beach, Watson's Bay, Sydney, Australia.
Lady Bay Beach in Sydney's Watson's Bay came in fourth position. Photo: Getty Images.

4. Lady Bay Beach, Watson's Bay NSW

Index Score: 60.75

black and white photo of rear of male and female Nude Bathers at lady bay beach, Watson's Bay Sydney on December 29, 1985
Lady Bay has been a favourite with nude bathers for decades, as this snap from 1985 shows. Photo: Getty Images.

5. Tablelands, Tropical North QLD

Index Score: 59.25

Millaa Millaa Falls in Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, Australia
The Atherton Tablelands in Queensland are home to the stunning Millaa Millaa Falls. Photo: Getty Images.

6. Karijini National Park, Pilbara region WA

Index Score: 54.25

nature swimming pool karajini national park
A natural swimming pool in Karajini National Park, WA. Photo: Getty Images.

7. Cedar Creek Falls, QLD

Index Score: 43

Cedar Creek Falls in Queensland Australia
Cedar Creek Falls is halfway between Proserpine and Airlie beaches in Queensland. Photo: Getty Images.

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