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Sydney Nudist Beaches

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Sydney Nudist Beaches

Nudism, also referred as naturism, is legal in Australia provided you do it in an appropriate place. Outside of privately run clubs and naturist venues, there are very few places where you can practice naturism legally.

In NSW there are five beaches where nudity is permitted legally. These are:

  • Sydney: Lady Bay (aka Lady Jane), Obelisk, Cobblers
  • South Coast: Werrong, Armonds
  • North Coast: Birdie, Samurai, Grassy Head

There are also a few beaches where local councils have erected signs indicating that nude bathing is permitted. You can legally be nude on those beaches, but their status can change at short notice. These are:

  • Sydney: Little Congwong, Jibbon
  • South Coast: North Scarborough, Jervis Bay, Haywards, Barragoot, Bournda, Merimbula Point
  • North Coast: Stockton, Shelly, Little Diggers, Kings

Note: Please look for signs showing that nudism is allowed on the beach.

beach safety...

Please see our page dedicated to Beach Safety. Hopefully this page will learn you need to know about the hazards and dangers on an Australian beach.

tourist information ...

Sydney Nudist Beaches - sign
How to get there
Cobblers Beach
By bus to Northern side of Middle Head via Middle Head Rd.

Obelisk Beach
By bus to Southern side of Middle Head via Middle Head Rd.

Lady Bay Beach
South Head, walking track from ferry wharf via Cliff Street

See map. For more details please check the trip planner.

Contact details:
Cobblers Beach and Obelisk Bay
Sydney Harbour National Park
Mosman NSW
Ph: (02) 9977-6522
Web site: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Lady Bay Beach (aka Lady Jane)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Cliff St Watsons Bay NSW
Ph: (02) 9337-551
Web site: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
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1944 - Paul Keating is born, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia.
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