Sandy Bay is world renowned for its nude sunbathing and swimming. The water can be embarrassingly cold.
The drive to this undeveloped and beautiful stretch of beach passes Llandudno, and, once again, requires an early start to obtain safe parking. The walk to the beautiful rocky ledges where nudists sunbathe and dip into rock pools to cool down or to the pristine white beach, is long and covers rocky ground. There is no restaurant or facilities, but a fresh-water stream tinkles gently down to the beach near the main beach.
Families come to spend the day, bringing picnic hampers and sufficient body lotions to dampen the rays of the sun. During the high summer, cape cobra snakes can be seen, slithering between the rocky beaches and the trees; visitors need to keep a sharp lookout for these golden-yellow reptiles, but nothing much is required other than to stand completely still until they have passed on their way. Many international nudists make a point of visiting Sandy Bay, and return regularly to renew friendships forged whilst exposing their bodies to the sun.