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Croatia - a naturist destination

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When King Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson decided to go for a nude swim in Kandarola Bay off the island of Rab in the 1930s, little did they know that they would start a trend that would turn Croatia into one of the world’s leading naturist destinations.

Naturism has become popular along the entire Croatian coastline from Umag at the top of Istria all the way down to the Prevlaka peninsula in southern Dalmatia. Naturally some places are more suitable than others. But with over 30 official naturist facilities and beaches, as well as many unofficial beaches and coves, finding the perfect place to be in harmony with nature in glorious surroundings isn’t difficult. Paradise Beach on the island of Rab was the first to be officially declared as a naturist beach when it opened in 1936 shortly after the ‘royal skinny-dip’. But it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the real naturist holiday boom began with a cluster of facilities springing up in Istria and Dalmatia.

There are many reasons why Croatia is such a popular naturism destination. An important factor is the large number of facilities available, enabling a wide choice of destinations up and down the coastline. Another contributing factor is the friendliness of Croats, making sure that all types of holidaymakers are assured a genuinely warm welcome. And then of course there’s the climate, with long hot summer days and warm evenings, this is one part of the Mediterranean with a near idyllic environment for naturists.




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