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Beach and Hiking Etiquette [USA]

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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:

  • Arrive Early – before the crowds
  • Carpool – saving both gas and parking spots.
  • Help others carry their stuff from the parking area to the beach. Someone may do the same for you.

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.

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Naturist taking group photo

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.”


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.

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Source: The American Association for Nude Recreation – Western Region

Posted on NatCorn 28th July 2020

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