Europe has a bunch of great beaches for baring all, which means a knockout nakation is never far away. Top of the list is Vera Playa in southeast Spain, with 2km of beach and seaside promenade for you to air your wares.

Considered the capital of Spain’s naturist scene, Vera Playa has a host of activities for you to enjoy sans clothes – think pedaloes and beach volleyball. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants at which the patrons don’t need pants.

Croatia also has a surplus of sands on which to go starkers, including Valalta in Istria. Secluded coves, pretty olive groves and rolling vineyards make it a picturesque spot to disrobe, and you can enjoy going balls-out on a budget at the adjacent nudist campsite.

There are plenty of knickerless nooks along Croatia’s Adriatic coastline, but if you want to make sure it’s officially OK to let it all sway, look for the ‘FKK’ signs. This stands for Freikörperkultur, German for ‘free body culture’.

Euronat in France is widely considered the cream of the continent’s crotchless crop, a resort that varies between shady pine forest and sun-drenched gold beaches. On the Atlantic coast in the southwest, it also offers camping, and probably has the most laidback, wholesome atmosphere of the lot.

Finally, the Canary Islands are always a good bet for a naked holiday, as the year-round sun should ensure nothing shrivels. Try Playa de Maspalomas in southern Gran Canaria, near the pumping resort of Playa del Ingles. Sweeping sets of sand dunes help hide your immodesty.

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Naked Golf

The La Jenny naturist reserve in southwest France’s Gironde region offers what might just be the continent’s only go-nude golf course, with six holes to put your balls in. 

If you’re a nude-golf novice, you can take advantage of private or group lessons on the green, which help crowds of swingers get to grips with their sticks.

La Jenny has a strict ‘nudity is not an option!’ policy – it’s a requirement.

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Naked scuba diving

Buff Divers is a travel club especially tailored to those who like to let their dive equipment hang out. 

The company even holds the world record for the largest group of naked folk to go scuba diving – 72 of Buff’s bare-arsed water babies took to the seas around the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2001.

Buff’s trips visit some of the world’s best dive sites, around the likes of the Bahamas and the Caymans.

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Naked sauna

We’ve picked a naked sauna experience from a country that loves getting steamy more than most.  

In Finland, there’s one sauna for about every three Finns, with the country boasting 1.8 million in total.

Try the Kotiharjun sauna in Helsinki for the ultimate in getting sweaty with 30 naked strangers (swimwear is forbidden). Kotiharjun retains its original Twenties architecture, and is the city’s only sauna to still be heated by a wood burner.

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Naked sailing

Get the sea breeze between your bits on a naked yacht sailing trip, cruising around the Caribbean completely nude with specialists In the Wild World Wide Yacht Charters. 

You can choose to charter your own yacht, book a cabin to share a trip with other naturist singles and couples, or even board a swingers charter around the Virgin Islands (seriously, we couldn’t make this up).

So hit the high seas and enjoy the sun on your buns, naked sailors!