Outdoors

7 of the best nude beaches in Canada

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Although cottagers have long known the joys of skinny dipping and (secluded) nude sunbathing, public nudity has been tucked carefully away—until recently. More and more people are discovering the freedom of baring it all, and where better to get an all-over tan than at one of Canada’s clothing-optional beaches?

Although being naked in public is technically illegal (except in designated locations, as you’ll see), local authorities tend to tolerate nudity at the following locations.

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Oka National Park – Oka, Quebec

Just slightly west of Montreal, and known affectionately as “Oka-pulco,” Oka is home to a beach on the shores of the Lac Des Deux Montagnes with growing popularity; on warm summer weekends, more than 300 people take advantage of the opportunity to get a tan everywhere. Just be aware: there are no services on that portion of the beach, so pack everything you’re going to need.

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