The Irish Naturist Association recommends these destinations for nude beach lovers…

Silver Strand Beach, Barna, County Galway

Silver Strand is about four miles away from Galway and naturists flock to the small beach just off the key beach. To access the nudist beach, walk for about 20 minutes on the stone path. The correctly quiet beach is in a beautiful setting and well worth the walk to get there.

Roundstone, County Galway

This beach, which is surrounded by beautiful scenery including rivers, beaches mountains and lakes, is off the Galway – Clifden road at the exit marked Roundstone. Naturists must walk the full length of the beach and then take a path up the hill to a gate. Another path leads across the headland from the gate to a sandy cove which is barely obvious until you are practically on top of it.

West Cork, County Cork

Stunning West Cork offers dozens of secluded and quiet coves. Perfect destinations include the eastern and western sides of Clonakilty Bay, Dunowen with its rocky cliffs, Dunny Cove and Sands Cove, while Glandore includes the famous rocky Prison Cove that is a long-accepted haven for naturists.

Naturists can explore Simons Cove also, Roaring Water Bay, Lough Hyne and the magnificent Beara peninsula which have many deserted beaches for nude beach lovers.

Corballis, Donabate, County Dublin

Corballis is off the busy M1 motorway which links Dublin to Belfast just. The beach can be accessed by driving through Donabate to the beach itself. Naturists should park as far down the beach as possible but be careful of the soft sand when parking. Parked Once, just walk down the beach for about 20 minutes until you come to the secluded area. Another option is to drive towards Donabate but turn right at the signpost for the Island Golf Club and Corballis Golf Club. There is a tiny lay-by just before the access to the golf club to park. Walk through the gate and follow the path over the dunes until the beach is reached by you. There Once, turn right and walk for another 15 minutes to the naturist area.

Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow

Brittas Bay is one of the better naturist beaches on the east coast. It is the most popular certainly. At the weekend and during national holidays The main beach is clothes-only and attracts campers and caravans. The naturist beach, which is some two miles south of the key beach, is sandy and long, backed by large dunes but with a stony strip between the dunes and the water.

To get there, take the Junction 7 of the key Dublin-Wexford M11 south motorway, nine miles of Rathnew south. Follow the signpost for Jack White’s Pub and Cross and take the road until you can go no further. Take the turn right and follow the coast for about 2 miles until you come to an area marked Buckrooney. This area is gated and you are through the gate once, turn left and walk on the beach until the fencing is reached by you area on the dunes. This certain area is for naturists, but nude beach goers ought not to venture outside the protected area as the beach is popular with clothed families.