Tambaba , 45km south of Joao Pessoa, is the only nudist beach in north-east Brazil, and is regularly voted one of the top 10 beaches in the country.
Situated in an area of great natural beauty, the 600 metre, palm dotted, sandy beach is backed by steep cliffs up to 20 meters high, which can make access difficult but which deter the casual gawker. The sea is crystal clear, quiet, with small waves and always warm. In some places, during the low tide, small natural swimming pools are formed, which are excellent for children. There is a permanent breeze
The beach is divided into two areas. One is open to everyone, and clothing is optional. The other is restricted to families and couples and nudism is obligatory.
The region enjoys a tropical hot, semi-humid climate. The annual average temperature remains around 24º C, with a maximum of 30º C and minimum of 21º C.
Scroll to bottom of the post to view a YouTube video of Tambaba Nudist Beach
Tambaba is about 40 km South of João Pessoa on the Atlantic coast of Brazil.
Take the PB-008 south from João Pessoa (this is the highway which passes right beside the Cabo Branco Lighthouse)
Keep on driving about 30 km to Jacumã and then another 10 km to Tambaba.
Alternatively, from João Pessoa get onto Federal BR-101
Head South for about 15 km
Take the State PB-018, which will cut across the city of Conde and will eventually reach the beach of Jacumã (about 16 km from the BR-101);
From there, take State PB-008, for another 10 km south to Tambaba.
There is a small parking area at the beach.
Nearest air / rail links. João Pessoa’s Castro Pinto International Airport (IATA: JPA – ICAO: SBJP) receives daily flights from most Brazilian capitals. From there you can take an inter-state bus and then continue to Tambaba, in Conde District.
Public transport. You can get regular ( and cheap ) buses from João Pessoa to Conde, and from there take the local bus to Jacumã and Tambaba.
It is easy to find taxis for hire in the Tambaú area of João Pessoa willing to do this trip. Prices and conditions are negotiable.
There is a bar / restaurant on the nudist only section of the beach, and there are variously sized (and priced!) hotels next to the beach itself.
The nearest town of Conde is small, but offers all the usual facilities and has a good range of restaurants, bars, hotels and accommodation
Who goes there:
In the summer there are hundreds of visitors from other parts of Brazil and from around the world.
In September 2008, Tambaba will host the 31st INF World Naturist Congress, so expect it to get very crowded.
Other nearby attractions:
Recife 115 km south is the 4th largest city in Brazil, and it might be considered as the capital of the northeast with more than 2 million inhabitants. Recife is also known as “the Venice of Brazil”.
Olinda Due to its exciting past, its beautiful and important architectural and cultural heritage as well as its outstanding natural beauty and its unique topography the town became a National Monument of Brazil in 1980 and 2 years later was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Today, Olinda is one of Brazil’s most popular tourist sights visited by people from all over the world. They love its natural and cultural beauties, its grand festivals, above all its Carnival with its outsize puppets.
João Pessoa 40 km north is the first city to receive the sun rays on the American Continent, at the beach of Ponta do Seixas. It is the state capital of Paraiba and is Brazil’s 3rd oldest town is situated in the northeast of Brazil, 150 km from Recife.
According to the United Nations, João Pessoa is considered to be the world’s 2nd most tree-covered city, with many parks.
The best time to visit Tambaba nudist beach is between October and May, when temperature is higher and the sea acquires a beautiful colour. Between the months of May and August, the rain makes access to the beach difficult as the 9 km connecting the beach to Jacumã resort are of soft sand.
A noticeboard situated on the approaches to Tambaba contains a long list of rules and regulations which are strictly enforced. These are basically the common sense strictures against nuisance, indecency and environmental vandalism which are found world-wide, but Tambaba goes a step further.
At Tambaba nudist beach,
Nudity is compulsory in the nudist area.
Men are not allowed in the nudist section unless accompanied by a woman. Lesbian couples are permitted but gay male couples are not (unless accompanied by women)
Dogs or other pets are not allowed.
The compulsory nudity rule and the exclusion of single men make this a very popular destination for nudist families and other nudists who are worried about voyeurs or a male dominated beach. Whilst the single man rule does seem unfair and discriminatory, single male nudists are allowed on the adjacent clothing-optional section, so they needn’t feel too excluded. The mandatory nudity on the nudist section is an excellent idea which should be swiftly adopted worldwide.
All in all an excellent, if sometimes crowded, little beach.
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Miss Desire Los Cabos 2008 Contest February 21-28, 2008
Don’t miss this fun week filled with tantalizing sexy games, exotic food, spicy activities, dance and sensual contests and the most beautiful nudist couples , culminating in the Miss Desire Los Cabos 2008 Contest.
Desire Resort & Spa is a secluded adult-only nudist resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. This 151-room and suite all-inclusive adult only nudist resort offers three divine restaurants, five bars, disco lounge, roof-top infinity Jacuzzi lounge, a crystalline heated pool with swim-up bar complete with beachside and poolside cabanas, internet access, gym, full-service spa, nightly entertainment, and 24-hour room service. Please Note ! Topless or nude sunbathing is not permitted on the beach, only in the resort grounds.
Rates start at $230.00 per person, per night, and include all meals and premium alcoholic beverages in any of the restaurants and bars (including the discotheque), room service 24/7, day and evening entertainment programs, a sauna and steam room, access to the fitness room, hotel taxes, tips and more. Book here.
The winner of the Miss Desire Los Cabos 2008 Grand Finale Contest will receive:
a) 8 days/7 night all inclusive complimentary stay in our Spectacular Passion Suite of Desire Los Cabos or Desire Riviera Maya (subject to availability)
b) Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in limousine
c) Two round trip air tickets
d) Private Gourmet Dinner hosted by Desire owners.
e) Welcome champagne cocktail reception
a) 4 days / 3 nights hotel stay in Los Cabos.
* Thursday, February 21, 2008
Daytime: Welcome to Desire Los Cabos
Nightime: Live Music at Melange Bar & Special Welcome Party at Disco
* Friday, Febuary 22, 2008
Daytime: “Best Boobs” Contest / Swimming PoolCoreography Rehearsal
Nighttime: “Strip-Tease Contest / Disco * Saturday, February 23, 2008
Daytime: “Best Butt ” / Swimming PoolCoreography Rehearsal
Nightime: “Best Painted Dress” Contest / Disco * Sunday, February 24, 2008
Daytime: “Lap Dance” Contest / Swimming PoolCoreography Rehearsal
Nightime: Professional Erotic Dancer Show / Disco * Monday, February 25, 2008
Daytime: Competencia “Best Sun Tan” / Swimming PoolCoreography Rehearsal for the final contestants
Nightime: “Sex Swing demonstration ” Contest * Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Daytime: Regular Activities Program (no contests will be held during the day)
Nightime: “Pole Dance ” Contest / Disco * Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Daytime: “Erotic Dance With Your Favorite Sexy Toy “Contest” / Swimming Pool Choreography Rehearsal for the last evening.
Nightime: “Sexiest Evening-Wear” Contest / Melange Bar, Miss Desire 2008 Grand Finale Contest / Disco.
Opening: Erotic coreography / Disco Selection of the MISS DESIRE 2008 / Disco Awards Cerermony / Disco * Thursday, February 28, 2008
SuperClubs is rolling out it’s 2008 “Super Travel Sale”! The average temperature in Jamaica is 82 degrees, so get out of the cold weather and go nudist!
When you travel during these “select dates” during the busy winter season, you will save hundreds of dollars! So hurry! Rooms are limited, and must be booked by January 31, 2008! (book here)
* Gardenview Au Natural: $190 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/26 – 2/2, 2/17 – 2/23 & 3/1 – 3/8/08)
* Oceanview Au Natural: $213 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/26 – 2/2, 2/17 – 2/23 & 3/1 – 3/8/08)
Grand Lido Braco
* Royal Gardenview: $165 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/20 – 1/23/08)
* Royal Gardenview: $180 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/7 – 1/13, 1/28 – 2/2, & 2/23 – 2/28/08)
* Royal Beachfront: $210 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/28 – 2/2 & 2/23 – 2/28/08)
Grand Lido Negril
* Gardenview Jr. Suite: $200 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/21 – 1/25 & 1/17 – 2/1/08)
* Oceanview Jr. Suite: $210 per person per night
(Travel dates: 3/24 – 4/1/08)
* Beachfront Jr. Suite: $220 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/2 – 1/7, 1/27 – 2/1 & 3/25 – 4/1/08)
* Beachfront Cove Jr. Suite: $235 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/2 – 1/7, 1/21 – 1/25, 1/27 – 2/1 & 3/25 – 4/1/08)
* One Bedroom Suite: $290 per person per night
(Travel dates: 1/2 – 1/7, 1/21 – 1/25/08)
* Travel must be completed by 1/31/08
* Valid on land & air land bookings
* All rates are “per person per night,” based on double occupancy
* Guaranteed Single 150%
* Triple rate where applicable 90%
* Room category is based on availability at each resort
* Bookings are allow only for the specific dates ranges
* Valid for North American gateways only
* This promotion is not valid with any other resorts
* Spa promotion does not apply at Grand Lido resorts
* Hedonism Delights do not apply at Hedonism resorts
* Valid on group bookings
* Other restrictions and black out dates may apply
* Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
St-Germain-sur-Ay offers an incredible fine white gently shelving sandy beach, with warm waters making it perfect for nudist families.
St Germain is on the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula. The “mother-of-pearl coast”, as it is called, is characterised by vast, empty sandy beaches, rolling dunes, wild, windblown headlands and huge skies. Inland, its salt marshes have protected it from over development.
St Germain is directly opposite the island of Jersey, which protects it from the wildest Atlantic weather and whose climate it shares.
Take the D650 south from Cherbourg for approx 50 km
Just west of St Germain sur Ay, turn left onto the D306 towards the village of St Germain sur Ay Plage. (approx 2.5 kms)
At the village turn left along La Rue de Bretagne,
The beach is at the end of the road. There is a designated car park.
Nearest rail / air links
Railway: Portbail (7.51mi, 12.08km)
Airport: Aéroport de Cherbourg Maupertus (29.45mi, 47.39km)
None on the nudist beach itself, but the village contains the usual amenities.
Official nudist beach
Authorized by local bylaw of 1999.01.05 and managed by the Club “Saint Germain Naturisme”
Who goes there:
Mostly families attracted by the safe beach, but the majority don’t go nudist.
Ferries to Jersey run from both nearby Portbail and Carteret in season
Local Market at St Germain sur Ay : Thursday and Sunday morning in season.
The annual Holy Cross Fair at Lessay On the second weekend in September every year the population of 2,000 is swollen to over 400,000 by visitors to the annual Holy Cross Fair. The Champ de Foire at Lessay, for those three days, becomes the biggest shop in Europe with over 1500 stalls on the 32 acre site.
Dogs are allowed on the nudist beach.
Suitable for the infirm or disabled.
There is good shopping in St-Germain-sur-Ay,
A peach of a beach! Its fine white gently-shelving sandy beach, warm waters , quiet location, good choice of accommodation and wealth of nearby places of historic interest make St Germain a perfect place for a family nudist beach holiday.
Although popular with french families it is surprisingly little known out side of France, especially given its proximity to the UK. Go there now, before it gets ‘discovered!’
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