There are no officially designated naturist beaches or sites in Ireland. There was a fundamental change in the law on public nudity following the enactment of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017.This new Section replaced the old law on public indecency. The new law, which is similar to the law on public nudity in the UK, states that for an offence to be committed the person exposing him/herself must intend to cause fear, distress or alarm to another person.

Being naked in itself is not illegal under this law. It is our opinion that this law, in effect, enables the provision of official public naturist facilities at suitable beaches and bathing areas and that erecting signs such as “Beyond this point you may encounter nude bathers” will ensure that non naturist members of the public will not suffer fear, distress or alarm. There is one semi-officially recognised naturist area in Ireland, Hawk Cliff, as listed below. Official signs advising the public that nude bathers may be encountered were due to be erected in 2018 but we are still waiting for them to be installed. Here are details of some other beaches and bathing places where naturism is tolerated. Apart from those listed, there are many more secluded beaches where you could have the beach to yourself all day. Some of the beaches and bathing places are recommended with reservations – please take care and heed all warnings given. .Please use discretion and common sense in using any of the beaches and bathing places listed below. Naturism is not as accepted in Ireland as it is in many other European countries. The Irish Naturist Association accepts no responsibility if you encounter problems.


Just outside Dublin lies a haven of naturist locations, easily accessible from Dublin’s transport links. Choose from secluded beaches and clubs on the eastern sea board of Ireland.

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Home of the Sunny South East, Munster is an ideal choice for a naturist vacation at any time of the year. Some of Ireland’s best beaches, and naturist secrets, await you in the South.

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The Wild Atlantic Way and the stunning scenery of Ireland’s west only goes to further compliment these naturist locations. Take a walk in nature’s wild side on the Atlantic seaboard.

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Ulster & northern Ireland

British Naturism has compiled an extensive and through list of naturist locations in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. We encourage all our members to check out their excellent site for your next naturist holiday idea in the UK.

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