Our History


As long time naturists and full time teachers in Adelaide, Keith and I (Pat) had a dream of establishing a nudist facility in South Australia, took an unexpected turn in 1974 when an advert for 100 hectares of land with 1.3km of beach frontage caught our eye.

Not only was the property much larger than we had been seeking, it was also 350 kilometres further south, near the old seaport of Robe. However we were so captivated by the breathtaking beauty and the peaceful atmosphere of the area that we were soon persuaded that this was the place in which to concentrate our future.

After a successful scramble for finance we bought the property and named it "Sunland" and Australia's first (and still the only) ocean beach nudist resort, was born.

Thirty years of part time work went into building the necessary camping ground infrastructure for holiday guests and revegetating the drifting dunes that lie behind the foreshore. 

When we retired from teaching in 1994 we moved from Adelaide and called Sunland our home and built our home here. This enabled us to continue the development full time and share our patch of paradise with other naturists from around the world.

Most visitors are fascinated with the transformation of almost bare sand dunes when we first got here to the abundant vegetation across the property, which can be seen in the pictures in the Clubhouse.

In 2018 our daughter, Mandy joined us and took on looking after Sunland with us as we continue sharing our home with a shared sense of fellowship and fun.