It may come as no surprise that nine of the top ten nudist beaches are in Europe, the other being in Florida. That being said there are actually three nudist beaches in Asia; two of which are in India and the other in the Philippines. You can also find nudist beaches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and some countries in Africa. There are NO nudist beaches in the Middle East. Turkey did open a nudist resort in May this year (2010) near the popular holiday destination of Marmaris, however just six days after opening the authorities closed it due to ‘architectural problems’. The resort has still not reopened and locals don not expect it to.
Topless sunbathing is widely accepted around the world however you should still enquire before going ahead, especially in strict religious countries like Dubai where you may be imprisoned for doing so. As a rule I suggest you always check before going topless anywhere out of Europe. Although other continents do participate in some nude and topless bathing as mentioned above; you may have to travel far and wide to get to them.