A beach popular with gay men in Italy has been named the world's second-best spot for skinny-dipping.
MyDatingAdviser.com chose the top nude beaches after ranking 100 of the most popular skinny-dipping locations based on four key criteria: beach quality, weather, safety, and average cost of a local hotel room.
The number two spot, Spiaggia Della Lecciona [below] in Tuscany, Italy, has been a popular gay beach since the '70s and is one of the region's last free beach, with no admission charge and no permanent deckchairs or umbrellas allowed.
Situated on the banks of thhe Ligurian Sea, the Spiaggia Della Lecciona beach was topped on the list only by Lokrum Island in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Third place went to Maslin Beach in Adelaide, Australia.
According to MyDatingAdvisor, Spiaggia Della Lecciona has an average air temperature of 84°F and an average water temperature of 77°F. The average cost of a hotel per night in the area is $185.
In the U.S., a location on the Washougal River ranked the highest at #7. In Washington state, the Washougal River is near Vancouver (and the queer mecca of Portland, Oregon) and features flowing water, natural pools, and rocks to picnic on.
Other U.S. spots on the 100 best places to skinny-dip:
#22 Mazo Beach, 101 S Webster St, Madison, WI
#31 Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Carp Lake Township, MI
#33 Black's Beach, 9601 La Jolla Farms Rd, La Jolla, CA
#50 Little Beach Kihei, HI 96753, United States
#54 Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX
#61 Strawberry Hot Springs, 44200 Co Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO
#72 Haulover Beach, 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
#74 The Bagby Hot Springs, Oregon
#88 Frenchman's Hole, Sunday River Rd, Newry, ME
#93 Gunnison Beach, Atlantic Dr, Highlands, NJ
#95 Baker Beach San Francisco, CA
#98 Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, CA