The naturist beach is less than a 5 minute walk back towards Brighton Pier. Signs are provided to indicate where the naturist beach starts and large banks of pebbles have been created to provide further screening
Budleigh Salterton is reached by the B3178 from Exmouth or (in the opposite direction) from the A3052 and B3178 from Sidmouth. When in the town, the largest car park (paying) is just inland from the Eastern end of the beach off Salting Hill- but this is at the opposite end of the sea front.and some distance from the naturist section of the beach - although a level walk behind the beach.There is a smaller car park in the town itself (off Fore Street), but it tends to fill up quickly and is limited to three hours stay. Another car park is situated off Station Road, beyond the town centre and further from the sea front..The nearest access (on foot) to the naturist section of the beach is via Steamer Steps at the end of Rolle Road. The naturist beach is a few hundred metres to the west of this point.
From the A1068 heading north, go past the turn-off on the left to Red Row (B1330). The next turn on the right is a little lane that leads a mile or so down to the dunes. You can park at the end. Take the path towards the dunes, turn right onto the cycle/bridleway and follow it for 1/200 yards until it turns away to the right. At that point, go through the stile to the left. Ahead of you you'll see an open gap between the dunes that is the mouth of the Chevington Burn. Cross over this and head for the dunes immediately to the south of it. The area used by nudists stretches for the one or two hundred yards immediately south of the burn.
Eastney, Portsmouth Turn Left along Bransbury Park (Bransbury Rd). Fort Cumberland Road is after the mobile home park (signpost for Hayling Ferry). There is a large free public car park - you can park here! (Height restricted to 2m) Walk down the lane towards the Fort where just before the gates you'll see a path to the right. The beach is at the end of this path and on the left.
Following the road through Leysdown Coastal Park towards the Swale National Nature Reserve, the Naturist Beach is reached 200m before the Shellness Hamlet; a small residential area on the tip of Sheppey. It is an official naturist area in a secluded position with convenient free parking opposite the beach.
This beach a few miles west of Brighton is in an unlikely industrial location. A high wall behind the beach shields nudists from seeing the unsightly industry going on just a stone's throw away and provides a sound barrier as well. More importantly, the wall is an essential privacy screen. The beach is rather stark but well attended, and Brighton area naturists tend to prefer this beach to the much maligned East Beach (see the next listing).
St. Osyth lies south of the B1027 road from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea. Proceeding from Clacton, go west on the B1027 from its junction with the A133 for just over two miles and take a minor road on the left signposted 'St. Osyth'. Head due south from St Osyth - Beach Road and to the end of the road in Hutley's Caravan Park. This reaches a dead end at the seawall with a car park pub and cafe just on the left. From there go over sea wall on to the beach (or through gate in wall during day time), turn right (west) and walk one mile to reach the naturist beach - slow and rather difficult walking on the small shingle. The dirt road which used to give access to the beach is no longer in existence, having been destroyed by storms in the winter of 2003-4.
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STUDLAND BAY, DORSET
The beach is a 900-meter long section of the four miles of white sand and is unique in being the National Trust's only nudist beach. It is one of the UK's most popular and best known outdoor spots.
Studland is composed of fine sand, backed by dunes and a large nature reserve. The nudist area is well marked with green-topped posts and blue National Trust signs. The naturist section regular attracts family groups as well as nudists and naturists of all ages.