A Guide to Courtesy & Common-Sense Behavior at Nudist Beaches and on Local Hiking Trails
Beach etiquette is not much different from the same common sense and good manners that you should exhibit wherever you go. Be polite and respect the rights of others and others will do the same for you.
Obey all Parking Rules and Regulations
Park only in designated areas. In some areas parking is limited and fills up early. If this is true at your beach you can:
Respect the Environment
Keep out of areas that may be environmentally sensitive. Leave any wild animals (seagulls, sea lions, etc.) alone.
Help Keep the Area Clean
Bring and use trash bags. Always try to carry out more trash than you carried in. Leave nothing but footprints, take only memories.
Dogs and Other Pets
If you are not aware, it is illegal to allow your dog to be on the beach without a leash, although that law is rarely enforced at Bates Beach. At the minimum, we ask you to please clean up after your pet and take your plastic bag with you when you leave the beach. Do NOT throw it into the ocean, as it will simply wash back up on the next tide, fouling the beach for the next visitors.
“I can take pictures any where in public but nudists seem to be a special breed. I can not even take pictures of people I know at a nudist beach because of others who might be in the back ground.”@ausbare
Avoid Any Sexual Activity
Avoid any hint of sexual activity! If you are tempted to fool around under a blanket or in a remote area, remember lewd activity is a felony and could get you listed as a sex offender!
Note: in California, simple nudity or topless sunbathing is not considered lewd behavior.
Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2020
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