Croatia Naturism - Naturist Resorts in Croatia
- Croatia was the first country in Europe to start with the concept of commercial naturist resorts, when in other European countries was limited to member clubs only.
Croatian Adriatic coast is among the friendliest naturist destinations of the world.
That doesn't surprise when you know that the first nudist beach was opened on Paradise Beach on the island of Rab in 1934.
Besides more than 30 official resorts and beaches there are numerous other unofficial beaches or coves.
Croatia Nudist beaches
and camps throughout Croatia are marked "FKK". Some forbid bathing suits altogether and some have a "clothing optional" policy. The larger, more "official" sites welcome families, couples and women but single men are usually required to show the International Nudist Federation membership card.
History of Croatia naturism
The month of August 1936 is frequently mentioned as the official beginning of nudism in Rab, i.e. when the English king Edward VIII stayed there and the Rab authorities allowed him and his wife to take a nude swim in the bay of Kandarola. That's why this bay is nowadays sometimes called "English Beach" or "Engleska plaza".
The oldest naturist resort in Croatia is Koversada and in 2001 celebrated its 40th anniversary. Koversada is in fact a small islet and today it is connected by a small bridge with the mainland. The story says that famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova was the first one who took a nude swim in Koversada. But it was Rudolf Halbig from Germany, owner of Miramare travel agency, who, 200 years later - in 1953, recognized Koversada as a perfect destination.
Soon after Koversada, other resorts opened its doors as well: Valata (opened in 1968), Monsena, Solaris and many other.
Today Croatia is offering wide range of facilities: Croatia Nudist beaches, camping sites, hotels, apartment and bungalow villages. Except of official Croatia naturist resorts and beaches, there are also many so called free beaches. Those are unofficial beaches, sometimes controlled and maintained by local tourist authorities and sometimes not, that can be found everywhere on the coast.
And finally there are wild beaches where one can freely choose to be bare or to keep swimming suit on. So one day nudists prevail, and the other textiles. The point is you can choose by yourself and don't have to worry about any harrasment.
Many of the regular beaches have also a nudist section (usually at the end of the beach). So wherever you come, you can be sure there is a naturist beach too.
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