Located on the North Shore and on the east end of the Prince Edward Island National Park in Blooming Point, this beach is quite spectacular. It has dunes, a wide expanse of sand and shallow water. Mostly used by locals, it is not a "legal" nude beach. However, once you get down the path to the beach, turn left and walk until you nearly get to a fence. This is a good 20 minute walk. You may encounter nude sunbathers, a couple or two or a few singles. Some sun lovers shelter their spot with towels or rocks for privacy. The last arrest were quite a few years ago and it was because of sexual activity. The fence is to prevent people from going into an area where there are nesting piping plovers, an endangered species in Prince Edward Island so it is advisable to not go past that area. Directions are easy if you have a map. Just go down the Blooming Point road to the very end, the parking area is to the left. Like any beach, it is much busier on weekends. There are no facilities of any kind so come prepared.
Kouchibouguac National Park. From the boardwalk entrance to the beach, approximately 1.6 km (1 mi.) south across the tidal pools and away from the lifeguard stations, one is free to discard clothing and spend a pleasant day in the nude. A family-atmosphere beach.
Kouchibouguac National Park offers 40 km (25 mi.) of sandy shore on the Northumberland Strait. Of the four areas (dunes), only two are accessible by car. The main dune, South Kouchibouguac, is 7 km (4.3 mi.) long, ample to accommodate the clothed and the nude sunbather. Take Route 11 from Moncton to Kouchibouguac Park.
Halifax has its own formal nude ocean beach recommended to visitors who ask the Tourist Bureau.
Great scenery, up to 300 friendly people on a weekend. From Armdale Rotary at the head of the Northwest Arm in Halifax, drive south on Route 349 for 2.6 km (1.6 mi.), and turn right following the Old Sambro Road for 18.1 km (11.2 mi.) via Harrietsfield. In Sambro at the stop sign and Hart's Store, turn right and drive 2.4 km (1.5 mi.), following the signs to park at Crystal Crescent Beach. From its lot to the right you'll see the first two beaches, which are clothes-required. Walk 20 minutes south, past the second beach to the third, whether by shore or overland path. For more information go to: www.bluenosenaturists.com
Very secluded, Suzie's Lake is still lightly used. If driving on Route 102 south from exit 2, stop and park at the first green highway sign you find (about halfway to exit 1) and descend the path to the west to the Birch Cove Lakes (opposite side of Centennial Drive from the Bedford Basin). It's about a 10-minute walk to Suzie's, the first lake you'll reach.
On northernmost Cape Breton Island, Inverness features a waterfall that crashes down into the ocean. A virtual paradise that resembles Big Sur, it's a favourite spot with the locals. Take Route 104 to the Canso Causeway. From there take Route 19 along the western shore for 85 km (53 mi.). Just before crossing the railroad tracks into Inverness, take a left onto Sight Point Road. Follow this road for 10 km (6.2 mi.) and park along the side near the farm buildings. Walk an additional 1.5 km (0.9 mi.) until you see the path that leads to the beach.
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The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) and the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN) share the Canadian membership in the International Naturist Federation (INF), which has its world headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.