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Naturist beaches in Cornwall

200 naked people vs the police: The battle to be nude on East Yorkshire beach
Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington has long been associated with naturism

Despite being one of the East Yorkshire coast’s most popular picturesque beaches telling someone you are heading to Fraisthorpe will still produces a wry smile.

Today the beach is full of families and you can even enjoy a drink in the new Cow Shed Café.

A naked man sitting alone on the beachGetty Images
A naked man sitting alone on the beach

But for 30 years it was officially a naturist beach where you could go and strip bare without a care in the world.

But that all changed in the late 1990s.

We have taken a look back at this beauty spot’s chequered history. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Hull Daily Mail

Original publication 19 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

Polish holiday-makers seek out nudist beaches: report
Polish holiday-makers are increasingly interested in nudist beaches, according to Noclegi.pl, a Polish search engine for lodging reservations.

According to Noclegi.pl, most of the Poles interested in nude swimming and sunbathing are over 40, and they are finding more and more beaches that cater to their needs along Poland’s Baltic coast.

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A survey by Noclegi.pl showed that, of those looking for nudist beaches, most wanted to get an all-over tan without pale bikini marks, while some wanted to ditch swimwear for “hygiene reasons”.

A small handful said they found meaning in being nude and “relaxing as nature intended”, the website reported. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Radio Poland

Original publication 17.08.2018

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

Naked truth: exposing the myth of Kouchibouguac’s ‘semi-official nude beach’
People get naked every year on Kelly’s Beach — to the displeasure of Parks Canada

Want to get back to nature?

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal setting that the pristine forests and beaches of Kouchibouguac National Park on New Brunswick’s Acadian coast.

But some visitors, park officials say, are taking it way too far.

The beach rules posted at Kelly's Beach don't expressly prohibit nude sunbathing.Julia Wright / CBC
The beach rules posted at Kelly’s Beach don’t expressly prohibit nude sunbathing.

Kelly’s Beach — a 25-kilometre stretch of dunes along the Northumberland Strait accessible only by a pedestrian boardwalk — is popular for its warm salt water, picturesque views, and endangered piping plovers.

But it’s also a hotspot for naturists — or nudists — who for years have enjoyed au naturel sunbathing, swimming and socializing in an isolated area south of the supervised beach.

“It does happen almost every year,” said Kouchibouguac visitor experience manager Jérôme Lussier. “Parks Canada is aware that this practice does occur at Kelly’s Beach, but it is not allowed.”

That hasn’t deterred some from letting it all hang out.

Kelly’s has been ranked among the “best nude beaches in Canada” by Cottage Life magazine, featured by photo-entertainment website the Chive as a place to find “naked Canadians,” and profiled on numerous nudist blogs. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CBC

Original publication Aug 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

Bare necessities: why I now love nudist beaches
While living in Barcelona, Radhika Sanghani has made it her mission to visit as many as she can this summer

I’m ON a beach on the Costa Brava. The sand is smooth and white, the sea is turquoise and clear, and there is naked flesh everywhere.

It is impossible to escape. There are families running around with bits dangling, older couples with lined folds and bronzed women slathering their bodies in factor 30. No matter where I turn I’m confronted with bums and boobs.

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The sight is overwhelming. I have never seen so much nudity. In my normal London life the closest I get to public undressing is in the yoga changing rooms, or the occasional topless sunbathing session at the Hampstead ladies’ pond — where you have to put your bikini back on before you go for a swim.

In Spain that would be unthinkable: everyone goes topless on the beach, even when it’s in the centre of Barcelona. Most major beaches across the 8,000km coastline have dedicated nudist areas. Locals think nothing of stripping off on their balconies for a quick siesta/sunbathe, or skinny-dipping in a river mid-hike. As one friend told me — while standing naked at the top of a waterfall with families swimming below — “Estamos en España!” (no one cares). Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Evening Standard

Original publication 9/8/2018

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

¿Qué sería de Vera sin el turismo nudista?
En Teleprensa (diario digital de Almería) he podido leer un artículo publicado recientemente por el Sr. Javier Salvador, titulado “El nudismo no es un deber en Almería”, y creo que el texto exige al menos una reflexión por mi parte y algunas replicas…

Comienza diciendo: “Las zonas turísticas siempre eclosionan por un hecho diferencial que se da en el lugar, algo que la hace distinta. Si ahora quieres triunfar en el nuevo modelo turístico de 18 a 45 años, el hecho de tener una buena ola surfeable o un viento constante para practicar el kitesurf te ayudan una barbaridad para atraer a esos jóvenes de pelo abrasado por el sol tras los que llegan verdaderas oleadas de turistas, como bien pueden contarnos desde el País Vasco o Tarifa. Pero Almería no tiene olas muy surferas que digamos, aunque alguna hay, y las cometas sólo pueden volar de vez en cuando y, cuando lo hacen, suele ser con viento en exceso así que eso, por ahora y salvo que el cambio climático nos haga un regalo envenenado, tenemos que seguir siendo fieles a nuestros referentes en el exterior, nuestros hechos embajadores diferenciales, de eso por lo que hablan de nosotros, y el nudismo por suerte o desgracia es uno de ellos“.

Más o menos de acuerdo en casi todo salvo por la última frase ¿de verdad que el nudismo puede significar una desgracia para el desarrollo del turismo en Almería? Lamentable que haya quien piensa que eso es así y es preocupante, pero lo es aún más el que haya muchas personas que olviden el pasado más reciente y no vean que gracias al nudismo Almería y Vera se han puesto en el mapa de los destinos turísticos.

El artículo continúa: “Almería sigue casi tan mal conectada con el resto del mundo como a los finales de los 70, porque salvo la autovía del Mediterráneo, no hay más cambios que mostrar en este sentido. Y fue precisamente el nudismo, poder quedarse en bolas en mitad de una playa inmensa a la que era difícil llegar, fue lo que hizo de este apartado rincón un lugar especial para una clase de turistas que, normalmente, suelen ser de un poder adquisitivo entre medio y alto”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 04/08/2018

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on Brighton beach

Families may get a bit of an eyeful when they try out Brighton’s latest tourist attraction.

A new 16-metre high rope walk and climbing tower has been approved at Peter Pan’s Adventure Golf on the seafront.

But police warned that children may be able to see nudists from the top.

Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach Nudists on Brighton beach
Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach
Nudists on Brighton beach

Neville Wren, Designing Out Crime Officer at Sussex Police, said parents might be concerned about what their children might see.

He said: “This facility is most likely to provide activities for various age groups from school age children to adults. It is closer to the beach than Marine Drive or Dukes Mound, and from the raised platform positions it possibly provides closer views across the beach towards the Naturalist Beach nearby which in turn may cause unexpected concerns from the parents of young children.”

The section of naturist beach near the marina is signposted on the beach to warn passers by what they might see.

The rope walk was approved by planners at Brighton and Hove City Council. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Argus

Original publication 21 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th August 2018

Playas (oficialmente) nudistas en el Algarve, Portugal

En Portugal son muy libres sí, pero como invitado que eres mantén el decoro hasta que estés pisando la arena de sus playas naturistas.

“En Portugal somos muy libres”, me contestaba una amiga portuguesa cuando le preguntaba por las playas nudistas del Algarve. También el director de un hotel situado allí mismo, en la barbilla de la Península Ibérica, le quitaba hierro al asunto y me instaba a transmitir que en casi cualquier playa portuguesa bastaría con situarse en uno de sus extremos para no molestar al resto de bañistas con el nudismo.

Un kilómetro y medio al oeste de esta pasarela en Praia do Barril está su zona nudista.
Un kilómetro y medio al oeste de esta pasarela en Praia do Barril está su zona nudista.

Pero no, señores, que seamos vecinos e invitados no implica que debamos saltarnos las normas a la ligera, y menos cuando puede haber una multa monetaria de por medio.

Puede que en Portugal todavía quedarse desnudo en una playa que no sea naturista no esté demasiado vigilado, pero también creíamos que pasaba los mismo con las autopistas portuguesas (de peajes electrónicos, sin barreras y sólo con cámaras que graban la matrícula), hasta que un día, de repente, empezaron a llegar las sanciones a los (espabilados) conductores españoles que creían haberse zafado del pago. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 20/07/2018

Posted on NatCorn 11th August 2018

How to Behave on a Nudist Beach: A Guide for First-Timers
How should I behave when on a nudist beach? 10 tips to ensure you don’t come off like a noob (or worse: a creep)

In 2017, we went to our first nudist beach in Adelaide, Australia. At the time, we were broiling on the Maslin beach sand, in the “clothed” area, getting up occasionally to jump in the water. Jackson found out that down the beach a little ways was an FKK (nude) beach. Curious, we walked over.

We’re always game for trying out a new experience and this one was great! We got a great tan and enjoyed getting up and taking a dip in the water without the worry of our bathing suit sticking to us.

Since Australia, we’ve explored nude beaches in Croatia, gone hiking and camping nude in South Africa, and explored the Costa Del Sol in Spain for nudist beaches. Although I wouldn’t categorize us as seasoned pros, we’ve gotten our fair share of the outdoors, naturist lifestyle.

Maslin Beach. One of the top 10 beaches in Australia for 2017. It had a nude section, which we would have been remiss to try out, at least once. This is proof.
Maslin Beach. One of the top 10 beaches in Australia for 2017. It had a nude section, which we would have been remiss to try out, at least once. This is proof.

I think, in today’s world, people are looking for new and exciting experiences and going beyond a drunken skinny dip and into a full-on nude beach is one of the bigger thrills of a traveler abroad. That said, ain’t nobody on that beach wants a group of total noobs coming in to gawk, take pictures and act like general idiots.

Look, we get it: if you are new to this you might be a bit self-conscious, but the last thing you want to do is draw more attention to yourself by acting like you don’t know what the hell you are doing.

So, here are some tips for nudist beach etiquette so you can avoid being that guy/gal on your first time: Continued…Read full original article…

Source: A Pair of Travel Pants

Original publication July 15, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th August 2018

Un Hombre Desnudo En Una Playa.
Diógenes El Cínico en El Racó Del Conill.

Yo estaba en el mirador que hay sobre el Racó del Conill, tal vez un poco aterido porque, recién llegado, la luz de esta tierra me deslumbraba por las mañanas con tanta fuerza, tan poco habitual para mí este sol en otoño, que salía de casa sin sudadera ni nada. Lo vi venir por la carretera con unas bolsas de basura llenas de latas y envases vacíos, me mosqueó que hurgara en la papelera y ya para cuando acabó de organizar su tarea yo ya había solucionado mis sospechas, diagnosticando. Este hombre no debe de estar bien. Solo después, a medida que lo fui conociendo, he llegado a comprender las similitudes entre el Diógenes que paradójicamente le ha dado nombre a un considerado trastorno mental (él, que fue en realidad uno de los hombres más lúcidos de su tiempo, tal vez de todos los tiempos) y este paisano del que en esa escena del mirador yo aún no sabía nada.

En esa época mi interés estaba en la playa. Iba todos los días, atravesando la montaña. Era invierno y había poca gente, yo investigaba y descubría rincones a la vez que iba entablando trato con personas que me llevaban ventaja en la fascinación por el lugar, raconitas de pro. En muchos casos recuerdo la situación exacta, cuándo hablé por primera vez con alguien, en qué tertulia en la playa conocí a tal o cual… Lo que no sé es cuándo tuve conciencia de que el señor del mirador era el que se ocupaba de limpiar las dos calas y todo su entorno. Debí de quedarme tranquilo al entender que en realidad estaba muy bien de la cabeza. No me lo presentaron. No sé quién me dijo su nombre. Antonio parecía tan imbricado con el Racó, un elemento imprescindible del paisaje, que encontrártelo en cualquier recoveco de la playa, en los bancales, en los senderos, siempre haciendo algo de provecho antes de sentarse a merendar, formaba parte del hecho de ir a ese paraje. Como si preguntar “¿vas mañana al Racó?” pudiera ser fácilmente lo mismo que “¿vas a ir a ver a Antonio?”.

Antonio, que en estos años en los que le conozco ha ido teniendo la misma edad que mi abuelo cuando yo era chaval. Me lo recuerda en la parsimonia de ir haciendo las cosas, ese ritmo que te exaspera en la etapa de la vida en que te parece que todo debería suceder más rápido. Un ritmo que le va bien al Racó del Conill, esa atmósfera fuera del tiempo. El Racó y Antonio parecen acompasados, en el modo en que recoge la cuerda atada a la piedra para que el viento no se lleve la sombrilla mientras las olas van y vienen y el sol se va, volverá mañana… Será la edad, que ya le ha dado 82 vueltas a ese sol que lleva en la piel… Pero más allá de que los años ralenticen los ademanes, parece que ese es el tono propio de Antonio, un aliento vital que de un modo callado, casi sin que nos demos cuenta, ha levantado una enorme obra en este paraje recóndito y aislado, un lugar con el que no te encuentras, que tienes que ir a buscar. Y vas a este rincón minúsculo y descubres a Antonio, un tío grande. ¿Cuándo comenzó todo? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Federación Española de Naturismo

Original publication 17 julio, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 8th August 2018

Iniciar-se al Nudisme i Naturisme.

El naturisme principalment defensa uns valors d`igualtat entre totes les persones independentment de les seves creencies i pensaments mès enllà de que tot esser humà es digne e igual a la resta.

En el moment que venim al mon no tenim conciencia de tots els estereotips que ens esperen i dels quals l`actual societat de consum ens ha reservat uns quants. Cada any moltes persones pateixen en un mon plè de desigualtats simplement per ser d`una manera concreta o per tenir un aspecte concret. No valorem a les persones pel que representen i pel que aporten del seu interior i nomès en fixem en el seu aspecte o en allò que tenen per lluir dintre de la societat actual.

Acostumar-se a la nuesa, es com tot a la vida un procès, de la mateixa manera que vam aprendre a viure vestits el procès es semblant pero a la inversa, encara que amb sensibles diferències. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nudisme Catalunya

Original publication 11 julio, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd August 2018

Rare bird puts paid to second nude beach in Belgium
The chance that Belgium will approve a second naturist beach at the coast became less likely after a report by the Flemish Agency for Nature and Woodland, which said that the activities of naturists could be a risk to a rare bird.

At present the Belgian coast has one naturist beach where naked sunbathing is permitted, at Bredene. But the beach is very popular, which led the Belgian Naturism Federation to request permission to open a second beach where naked sunbathing is permitted. Their attention fell on a little-used beach near Westende. “At that spot there is no construction or seafront overlooking the beach,” said the organisation’s president Koen Meulemans in Het Nieuwsblad.

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However the nature agency raised objections with Flemish environment minister Joke Schauvliege, based on the presence at that spot of the crested lark (Galerida cristata), a rare bird which broods on the ground, and might be disturbed by what the agency called “subsidiary activities” related to the nudist beach, including visitors having sex in the dunes as well as leaving rubbish behind. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Brussels Times

Original publication 13 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd August 2018

La mayor extensión de playa nudista
En Cabo de Gata

En otras zonas de España, hacia mediados de julio, se celebra el “Día sin bañador”. Pero en Vera no es necesario. En esta parte del litoral almeriense, cada día del año es posible bañarse completamente desnudo.

Vera tiene una tradición naturista muy sólida. Desde sus inicios, la playa El Playazo se diferencia en dos tramos. El Playazo es un manto de arena de más de 4.000 metros en el cual coexisten respetuosamente dos tipos de bañista. La zona norte es nudista mientras que la zona sur es de tradición textil. Se trata de una playa urbana, por lo que está acompañada de chiringuitos y servicios para los bañistas.

Es tan presente la fuerza del nudismo en Vera que hasta existen urbanizaciones naturistas por las cuales es frecuente encontrar gente paseando sin ropa. Incluso hay un hotel naturista a primera línea de mar, el Vera Playa Club, el primero de España en ofrecer servicios especializados para naturistas. Entre sus instalaciones más populares destaca la piscina, en la cual te puedes desprender de tu bañador y tumbarte al sol sin que nadie se escandalice. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Solturismo

Original publication Not available

Posted on NatCorn 27th July 2018

Nakedly yourself at Black’s Beach
Why most nude sunbathers are male

For the record, I’m not a nudist. I feel too fat, am too vain; and in my mind, way too hairy. Besides, like most Americans, I’ve got a secret puritan lurking deep inside my liberal DNA.

Yet for some reason nudity keeps inserting itself into my professional life.

To supplement my freelance journalism work, I once provided media consulting to the late Will Walters. Will was the young San Diegan who took his life in 2016 after losing a prolonged court battle aiming to hold accountable five police officers who, at the 2011 LGBT Pride festival, arrested him for nudity, even though he had on a leather kilt and underwear when the cops nabbed him. (The city attorney declined to prosecute.)

People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zooMatthew Dodd
People don’t like being treated like exhibits at a zoo

I assumed I’d written my last article about nudity after Will hanged himself. But a year-and-a-half later — with Will gone and the lead defendant in his case now elevated to San Diego’s police chief — I find myself writing on a subject with nudism at its core: Black’s Beach.

Not a Naturist

René Torres, 35, says he’s a nudist. He first went to Black’s Beach in 2009. “It was with a friend while I was here on vacation; Black’s Beach was my first tourist spot in San Diego,” he tells me. “I had heard about it when I was in San Francisco and Miami.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: San Diego Reader

Original publication July 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2018

North East Skinny Dip – England 2017

I am very late writing this but last year, on the 22/23rd September 2017, I, along with 400+ people did the annual North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay, England. Men and women of all ages and different shapes and sizes stripped off their clothes and ran into the freezing cold North Sea to raise money to the mental health charity, MIND and to celebrate the autumn equinox.

This was my second time taking part in the NESD, as I had done this dip in 2015. When I did the first dip, it was my first time stripping off and running naked into the sea with hundreds of people that I didn’t know. At the beginning of the event, I was so nervous about the occasion and if people would look at my body but once I got into the sea, it was fine and I found it exhilarating. It was an experience that I would never forget and something that I would have to do again in the future and maybe considering doing naturism.

Fast forward 2 years later, I am back in the campsite at Druridge Bay on the Saturday evening wearing my Irish hat and necklace, being greeted by new and familiar faces and arrive to a massive, roaring fire and people playing guitars, singing along, having a drink or two and a dance and enjoying the warm up to the event. I met numerous people from different parts of the country who arrived for the first time telling me how they heard about the event, why they wanted to do it, etc. It was very interesting hearing some of the stories that they told and how they’ve overcome adversities in their life and want to have a new experience. I felt very sympathetic hearing their stories and although they were very nervous as first timers, I was able to share my experience of the event and told them that “once you do it, you will be back here again.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication JULY 5, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th July 2018

Where do nudists hang out in Ireland? Top skinny dipping locations and beaches named
Irish nudists are taking advantage of the good weather

Do you dare bare it all?

With temperatures reaching a sizzling 32C this week, it’s perfect skinny dipping weather.

Tens of thousands of Irish people are flocking to beaches around the country with many ditching their swim wear and letting it all hang out.

A nude couple lie on a beach before a luxury linerAFP/Getty Images
A nude couple lie on a beach before a luxury liner

Our Euro cousins have been topless tanning for years and with Ireland now having its own official nudist beach in Dublin many sun-worshippers will free the nipple for summer.

If you’re sick of unsightly strap marks and are feeling brave enough to strip off then there are plenty of spots in Ireland where it’s safe to do so. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Mirror

Original publication 1 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th July 2018

Visitors shocked by ‘nudist’ incident at Vale beach
A business owner in the western Vale has told The GEM that local residents and visitors to the area have been shocked that people are, according to reports, walking naked across fields near the coast in the Monknash area en route to beaches.

There are no official naturist beaches in the Vale , but The GEM understands that a group meets regularly at Wick beach.

The business owner said that two weeks ago a couple visiting her premises had experienced an incident at Cwm Nash beach.

“As they walked down to the stile by the woods a chap was parking his bicycle and at that point had shorts on.

“However, when he was behind the husband walking down the path, he had stripped off. Before going down to the beach, he went up on the cliff path.

“The couple were sunbathing and were then approached by a chap in trunks who asked them to rub suntan cream into his back. It was awkward for them to say no, so the wife agreed and he then walked a few steps away from them and stripped off. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Cowbridge GEM

Original publication 11 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 12th July 2018

Subzero weather withers polar plunge participation

Given the mercury dropped to -6degC in Dunedin on Saturday morning, it was not surprising some of the hardiest members of the Southern Free Beaches naturist club chose not to participate in their annual winter solstice polar plunge.

Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday.Gregor Richardson
Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday.

However, about half a dozen members saw it as a challenge and bravely ventured into the frigid surf at Warrington Beach, despite some of the sand being hard and white with frost.

One member, who declined to be named, described just how cold the water was.

“This is the kind of temperature where men start turning into women.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Otago Daily Times

Original publication 25 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2018

Nudist hotspot UK: Couple enjoy heatwave by stripping NAKED on Cornish beach
AS the heatwave continues, nudists have stripped off at British beaches.

As a heatwave shines down on Britain, many are feeling hot and bothered in their clothes.

To stop themselves from overheating, some have head to the beach for a swim in the icy sea.

Some even decide to take things a step further by going skinny dipping.

AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beachSWNS
AT ONE WITH NATURE: Some enjoy stripping off at this Cornwall beach

Pednevounder is one of the most picturesque nudist hotspots in the UK.

Over the weekend, many Brits paddled in the Cornish waters.

The location, near Penzance, boasts beautiful rock formations.

The cliffs of Treryn Dinas and Logan Rock are among the sights that visitors can take in. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 2nd July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th July 2018

‘All beaches are technically naturist beaches’: a guide to nude sunbathing
Police have issued advice for people who want to bare all in the back garden – without upsetting the neighbours. But where is it legal to strip off? Naturist Andrew Welch on the delights of going au naturel

Given how lovely and warm the weather is now, spending time in your own house or garden naked would be a good way to discover how nice naturism is.

If you’re sunbathing, or walking around, with no clothes on in a public place, providing your intention is you are just being a human being, and not doing it to offend people or be provocative, or causing harassment, alarm or distress, then it should be perfectly legal.

Naked ambition: ‘You just feel so free, so liberated.’Ingrid Firmhofer/Getty Images/Look Foto
Naked ambition: ‘You just feel so free, so liberated.’

Naturists are sensitive to sensitivities and probably won’t be walking around the supermarket, but the law doesn’t say you can’t. The recent police advice about warning your neighbours if you’re going to sunbathe naked in your garden is fine if it’s general advice, but it’s not in any sense a legal requirement. If you’re thinking about getting into naturism, the best thing is to find a club in your area – next week is our big summer event, Nude Fest. We understand what it is like for newcomers, but our advice always is just strip off. People have said they can be nervous and it can be uncomfortable for 10 minutes and then they think: “No one’s looking at me, and this feels rather nice.” In those environments, the person who still has their clothes or swimsuit on is the one that stands out. At events or clubs, everybody after five minutes completely forgets they’ve got no clothes on, because you just feel so free, so liberated.

All beaches are technically naturist beaches, but naturists tend to go to specific places where they know they will find others and which are hassle-free. You could go to your local park, naked, and it would be legal but the trouble is, culturally you would probably attract attention. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

Original publication Wed 4 Jul 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th July 2018

Dark Mofo nude swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip
A record number of naked backsides have galloped down a Hobart beach into the water for the annual mad dash of Dark Mofo’s winter solstice nude swim.

With the air temperature hovering around 7 degrees Celsius, a record number of participants arrived in the dark to don red swimming caps supplied by organisers and steel themselves for the event, held annually as part of the Museum of Old and New Art’s (MONA) festival of the bizarre.

They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart.ABC News: Gregor Salmon
They are off and heading to the water for the 2018 Dark Mofo nude swim in Hobart.

The stampede began at 7:42am, with waves of bodies throwing off the towels and heading towards the River Derwent, where a relatively tropical water temperature of around 14C awaited.

In 2017, just over 1,000 people registered for the event, catching out organisers who had factored in a number of no-shows — resulting in too many bums and not enough towels.

This year more than 2,200 signed up, with Dark Mofo learning the lesson of 2017, with plenty of linen on hand this morning at Long Beach, in Sandy Bay. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ABC

Original publication 22 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd July 2018

Naturism: Individual freedom and respect for others, the naked
The naturism is growing in Portugal, the growing number of Portuguese and foreign adhering to the nude in the country. The News Minute to talk to Rui Elvas, president of Naturist Association Soul which was set up last year.

It earlier this month that the Meco Beach receives for the sixth time, Nudist league, Proof of five kilometers in the corridors men shoes running shoes (and nothing else, literally) in an attempt to end the misconceptions about the practice of naturism, which is defined as a philosophy of life in which we live in harmony with nature and that is reflected by the practice of nudism.

In Portugal, the trend is growing, having already eight legalized beaches to practice naturism, all south of the country, and “several dozen identified beaches of usual and customary naturist, some of them framed the law in force” points Rui Elvas, president of Alma Naturist Association, which was established in October last year by 11 naturists federated in order to contribute to the development of this practice in Portugal.

“In our activities, we seek beyond naturist scope activities, where clothing is optional, develop activities with other forms of citizenship for the environment and solidarity” explains Luis Elvas, it explained that the association presiding undergoes based ” in individual freedom, structured nuclei with financial freedom and own activities, enabling greater proximity to the naturist community and local government. ” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: OS Naturistas

Posted on NatCorn 30th June 2018

Nudist resorts: The top 10 places to get naked in France this summer
France attracts more naked holidaymakers than any other country and just in case you’re interested in a naturist holiday we’ve picked out some of the best places to hang out this summer.

France is the world’s leading nudist tourist destination with 3.5 million regular practitioners flocking to spots reserved for those willing to go au naturel every year, according to the French Naturist Federation.

Cap d'Agde.AFP
Cap d’Agde.

And while 1.5 million of them are French, a whopping two million foreigners come to France each year to practice naturism. And there are an increasing number of British naturists heading to France for a naked holiday.

So if you’ve been flirting with the idea of baring all — or perhaps you’re just looking to try something new — now might be a good time to become one with nature. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Local

Original publication 18 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th June 2018

When Piping Plovers Closed Down Rhode Island’s Nudist Beach

In the late 1980s a battle emerged between federal officials’ efforts to protect the breeding environment of piping plovers and Rhode Island’s nudists and their use of the same spot — Moonstone Beach in South County. And, of course, add in a little political intrigue.

Piping plovers v. nudists
Piping plovers v. nudists

The piping plovers are a federally protected endangered species.

Today, a portion of RI State Beach Roger Wheeler has been closed down for piping plovers who have been nesting in the parking lot. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: GoLocalProv

Original publication June 13, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th June 2018

Naturists urged to fight offensive behaviour fines

Naturist Stuart McConville, who beat an offensive behaviour charge in Byron Bay Local Court last week, is encouraging other people who’ve been charged go to court rather than pay the fine.

Stuart McConville, who beat a charge of offensive behaviour for swimming naked at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake in April. supplied
Stuart McConville, who beat a charge of offensive behaviour for swimming naked at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake in April.

Mr McConville pleaded guilty to the offence for legal reasons, but Magistrate Dunlevy recorded no conviction.

Mr McConville welcomed the result and said it should encourage others who had been served with a fine, adding that taking the matter to court cost him less than the $500 fine he would have had to pay. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication June 14, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th June 2018

NUDE AWAKENING! Good Morning Britain’s competition thrown into chaos as Andi Peters spots a nudist on the beach behind him
The presenter got the giggles thanks to someone sunbathing with their kit off on the beach

ANDI Peters was left in hysterics today as he attempted to promote a competition while a nudist sunbathed behind him.

The Good Morning Britain presenter was on the beach in Lloret de mar, Spain to tell viewers all about their latest giveaway.

Andi found it very funny as he tried to present
Andi found it very funny as he tried to present

But he struggled to keep a straight face thanks to the naked person soaking up the sun behind him.

He told those watching at home: “The reason I am grinning – hopefully I am standing in exactly the right place to block the nudist who is right behind me.

“Yes, that’s right there is a nudist. Look.”

He then ducked down as an emoji appeared to cover the naked sun worshipper. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 4th June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th June 2018

Lorca beach acquires official nudist status as of 1st June
Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca

The Spanish Naturism Federation lists as many as 10 nudist beaches in the municipality of Lorca, including, rather surprisingly, the Playa de Puntas de Calnegre, which is backed by a row of beachfront restaurants, but in terms of official Town Hall designation it is only as of 1st June 2018 that the first nudist beach in Lorca is officially recognized.

Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca
Cala Junquera is a picturesque cove on rocky coastline of Lorca

After much deliberation, the beach decided on is Cala Junquera, one of a series of small coves at the foot of the rugged cliffs and rocks which constitute the lower slopes of the mountains of the Loma de Bas. This location provides some spectacular backdrops from Puntas de Calnegre in the north-east, on the boundary with Mazarrón, to Playa Larga, which is very close to the municipality of Águilas in the south-west. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Murcia Today

Original publication 01/06/2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th June 2018

Carbis Bay Hotel development labelled ‘Benidorm’ as latest plans are submitted
The development at the privately owned beach has been ongoing for years and is now nearing completion

A huge multi-million pound waterside development is making Cornwall ‘look like Benidorm’, it has been claimed.

New images of the building work at the beach area at Carbis Bay have been posted online, provoking a backlash amongst furious locals.

The development at Carbis Bay photographed in January of this year
The development at Carbis Bay photographed in January of this year

The 125-acre estate, which is already home to the luxury Carbis Bay Hotel, a range of self-catering properties, a privately-owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach, two restaurants and award-winning spa facilities, will soon welcome eight luxury beach lodges and a new 15,185 sq ft multi-use venue to the collection.

Hotel bosses said the new complex overlooking one of Cornwall ‘s most beautiful beaches and stretches of coastline would create up to 60 jobs for the local economy.

The two and three-storey beach lodges with rooftop or beach gardens and hot tubs are expected to be ready for guests in July, followed by completion of the ocean suites, an extensive events venue and dining and retail facilities towards the end of 2018. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cornwall Live

Original publication 31 MAY 2018

Posted on NatCorn 3rd June 2018

Irish nudists plan to kick BUTT this World No Tobacco Day by gathering on Wicklow beach to fight cigarette-ends problem
Birthday suit buffs will gather on a beach near Brittas to attack the rubbish issue

IRISH nudists plan to kick BUTT this morning for World No Tobacco Day.

Birthday suit buffs, who recently celebrated the awarding of a skinny dip spot, will gather on a beach near Brittas, Co Wicklow, to fight the fag-ends problem.

Irish nudists want to fight the cigarette butt problemGarrett White - The Sun
Irish nudists want to fight the cigarette butt problem

It comes as the Irish Naturists Association prepares to celebrate Ireland’s first ever flesh-friendly dip site.

Earlier this year, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council agreed to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Co Dublin, warning others about bare-cheeked bathers.

We revealed the move followed law changes which mean naked swimmers are doing nothing ­illegal. And ahead of the official unveiling of the signs, naturists want to attack the rubbish issue. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 31st May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd June 2018

Dare to bare: 15 of the world’s best nude beaches

Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.
From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it’s perfectly legal (or at least de facto legal) to sunbathe, swim and otherwise frolic beside the sea in nothing more than your birthday suit.

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“Soft, smooth sand, warm ocean breeze, gentle ocean waves and lots of other naturists makes for a great clothing-optional beach,” says Nicky Hoffman of The Naturist Society, who’s also the managing editor of Nude & Natural magazine and co-author of “The World’s Best Nude Beaches & Resorts.”

While clothing-optional beach destinations may seem like a modern invention, it’s actually quite an old idea, a product of the otherwise prudish Victorian era. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: cnn

Original publication 24th May 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th May 2018

Vera destina 6 eurillos al día para el cuidado de sus 6 km de playa
El alcalde Félix López aplica un recorte del 97% en el presupuesto para el mantenimiento y reparación de la playa.

Veraplayazul lamenta que el consistorio tire por la borda el desarrollo turístico, acuciado por los vertidos y la negligencia municipal.

El tijeretazo coincide con la pérdida de la única bandera azul que ondeaba en el municipio.

El Ayuntamiento de Vera se ha vuelto a superar al suprimir de un plumazo el gasto para la reparación y mantenimiento de sus playas. De los ya escasos 65.000 euros presupuestados para 2018 ha decidido recortar 62.740, con lo que dedicará al cuidado de sus 6 kilómetros de playa la ridícula cantidad anual de 2.260 euros, un 97% menos de lo aprobado. Esto es, el consistorio veratense se gastará 6 euros al día para mantener en buen estado sus 6 kilómetros de playa que, en algunos tramos, supera los cien metros de ancho y de ahí que se la conozca como El Playazo.

La falta de limpieza del agua y la falta de mantenimiento en la playa es cuanto menos preocupante.
La falta de limpieza del agua y la falta de mantenimiento en la playa es cuanto menos preocupante.

Aprobado en el pleno del 19 de abril, el tijeretazo demuestra el interés del equipo de Gobierno de Vera y de su alcalde Félix López por sus vecinos tanto del interior como del litoral, pues representa un duro varapalo al desarrollo turístico, verdadero motor de la economía local.

La asociación Veraplayazul, conformada por 10.000 vecinos de 18 urbanizaciones, considera el hachazo una provocación dado el olvido y la negligencia municipal en el litoral. Tal y como ha denunciado repetidamente Veraplayazul, la limpieza de la arena brilla por su ausencia, ya que el Ayuntamiento o sus empresas concesionarias se limitan a rastrillar, enterrando la basura hasta que, como es obvio, vuelve a resurgir; las pasarelas de acceso de madera están siempre rotas y las de hormigón están pensadas para el beneficio de empresas privadas; la calidad de los aseos y duchas es muy mejorable, así como el cuidado de los jardines, aceras y calles, la iluminación y la seguridad en todo el litoral veratense. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: nudonaturismo

Original publication 18/05/2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd May 2018

Foz restringirá el acceso de perros, limitará el nudismo y prohibirá el botellón en las playas
El Concello plantea prohibir acampar y usar gel para bañarse en el mar, y multará a quien abandone sombrillas o hamacas

El Concello de Foz se compromete a prestar servicios, pero los ciudadanos deben saber que también tienen una serie de obligaciones a la hora de usar las playas. Tras una consulta a asociaciones, el Ayuntamiento somete ahora a la opinión ciudadana el proyecto de la futura ordenanza reguladora de uso y disfrute de los arenales. Los interesados en plantear su rechazo, proponer sugerencias o introducir mejoras tienen de plazo hasta el día 14 para hacer sus aportaciones.

Playas libres, públicas y gratuitas, pero en las que será necesario cumplir normas. El borrador de la ordenanza contempla que será preceptiva la autorización municipal para realizar cursos de surf, windsurf, kitesurf, piragüismo… y solo se permitirán fuera de zonas de baño, en zonas debidamente señalizadas. De aprobarse la norma, no se permitirá el uso de altavoces de aparatos de música y, a excepción de las embarcaciones de salvamento, se prohibirá en temporada de baño y en zonas de baño la navegación deportiva y de recreo, la pesca desde embarcación y la submarina. «Na beira, prohíbese a pesca desde as 10.00 ata as 21.00 horas, ambas inclusive, en evitación de daños», recoge el borrador. La ordenanza contempla la prohibición de la venta ambulante, la de ducharse con gel o champú en el mar o la de lavar utensilios de cocina en las duchas. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: La Voz de Galicia

Original publication 08/05/2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th May 2018

Councillors discuss nude bathing and ‘meercats’ on Papamoa beach

The practices of nude sunbathing and “meercatting” on a notorious section of Papamoa beach has been discussed in a council meeting this afternoon.

Tauranga City Council’s community and culture committee was considering a reviewed Beaches Bylaw.

Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa BeachGetty
Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa Beach

Staff had elected not to include anything in the bylaw about nudity on the beach, but councillors said it was an issue that residents regularly raised with them.

Mount Maunganui/Papamoa ward councillor Steve Morris said residents had spoken to him about an area of Papamoa Beach which had historically been known for nude sunbathing.

It’s understood the area he was referring to was off Sandhurst Drive. The beach, near the junction of Maranui St and Papamoa Beach Rd, has been enjoyed by nudists for decades. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 8 May, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th May 2018

The naturist trail: ‘Once you try it, there’s no going back’
Pat Gallagher, president of the Irish Naturist Association, and his wife, Mary, are among the few in Ireland willing to speak publicly about the lifestyle. They started off by accident, says Pat

You might think that nudists would be fairly visible and easy to track down. Isn’t there a latent exhibitionism in casting your clothes to the wind and stepping out mother-naked into the sunshine? An out-and-proud statement of personal freedom? But when I set out to find them, it turns out that many Irish naturists are keen to keep their identities, if not their bodies, firmly under wraps, and at least some of them are as slippery as eels.

Pat Gallagher at his home in Roscommon with Fionola MeredithBrenda Fitzsimons
Pat Gallagher at his home in Roscommon with Fionola Meredith

A prospective encounter with a secret group of nudists from north Co Antrim looks promising until it becomes clear that the price of meeting them was the surrender of my own clothes, in the interests of creating “a level playing field”.

“Go on: dare to bare,” they repeatedly urge me. When I decline, pleading a preference for private nudity – I have no problem leaping naked into the surf on a remote Donegal beach, and have done so, but I don’t want anyone else around to watch me do it – the trail suddenly goes cold. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Times

Original publication Aug 25, 2014

Posted on NatCorn 3rd May 2018

‘Shock and anger’ as Vancouver nudist beachgoers say their view is being spoiled

A man-made yellow fixture in the waters near Vancouver’s nudist beach is making waves among locals and in the research community.

A wave-energy measurement device sits off Wreck Beach in Vancouver. FOR STARMETRO / JENNIFER GAUTHIER
A wave-energy measurement device sits off Wreck Beach in Vancouver.

Some Wreck Beach regulars recoiled when they first saw the 10-foot-tall structure appear near their beloved shores in February.

“Shock doesn’t even begin to describe it, but anger does,” said Judy Williams, of the Wreck Beach Preservation Society.

“They are messing with the viewscape that people come to this city to see.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Star Vancouver

Original publication April 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th April 2018

Naturist activities in Connaught, Ireland

I must admit that when I was first approached to put something in print about naturism in Galway I honestly did not know where to start. Naturism is around us, wherever we wish to find the opportunity. For me my home and my back garden present the ideal opportunities and as a result I spend most of my time nude. That is very easy for me, my house and garden are relatively private and being a naturist all of my life I am not really too upset if a neighbour just happens to see me from a distance from an upstairs bedroom window or whatever. I have lived in my present house for almost fifteen years and nobody has thus far objected or complained.

However most naturists are not as lucky as I and do not have the privacy. So how and where do they do to get that all over tan for themselves! They must travel to discrete and secluded places to enjoy their recreation and freedom. The Galway coastline is a rugged one, being constantly battered by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the coast is in the main a rocky one and to a great extent devoid of sand. Those sandy areas that do exist are, in comparison to those on the sheltered eastern coast, small short stretches. However we also have numerous lakes that are suitable for naturism and nude recreation and I shall include these as well, ones that I have tried out on occasions. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication APRIL 4, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th April 2018

El Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar y la Asociación de Cantarriján colaborarán en mejorar la playa naturista y el paraje natural de Maro-Cerro Gordo
• La señalización de Cantarriján como “Playa de tradición Nudista”, podría ser pronto una realidad.

• Se abren varias líneas de colaboración entre la Asociación y la Delegación de Medio Ambiente de Almuñécar.

En la reunión mantenida ayer martes entre el Delegado de Medio Ambiente del Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar, Luis Aragón, y miembros de la Directiva de la Asociación andaluza integrada en la FEN “Amigos de la Playa Nudista de Cantarriján”, se han estrechado grandes lazos de colaboración que se traducirán en importantes mejoras para la Playa Naturista de Cantarriján (La Herradura, Almuñécar) y para el entorno del Paraje natural de los acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo.

En un ambiente cordial y distendido, Luis Aragón atendió las peticiones planteadas por la asociación, entre las que destacan la señalización de Cantarriján como Playa de tradición Nudista, uno de los reclamos históricos que han solicitado los usuarios de ésta playa durante años y que indicaría sin género de duda la práctica del nudismo en ella. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Cantarriján al Día

Original publication marzo 28, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th April 2018

WELCOME TO GAWKEY Ireland is getting its first official nudist-friendly beach as local council set to put up public notices warning of bathers in the buff
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to put up public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co Dublin, which will warn others about seeing bathers in the buff

IRELAND is getting its first official nudist-friendly beach — leaving naked bathers cock-a-hoop.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is to put up public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co Dublin, which will warn others about seeing bathers in the buff.

Lad out for a wander down to the waterGarrett White - The Sun
Lad out for a wander down to the water

Irish Naturist Association chief Pat Gallagher explained: “Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs.

“It is a milestone for ­Ireland.”

The INA is in talks with a ­number of local authorities about getting similar signage placed at other beaches giving nude bathers the thumbs up.

The sign at Dalkey is flagged to be put up this month and comes following recent changes in the law which means that in-the-nip bathers are not doing anything illegal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 26th March 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th March 2018

Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution

Byron Shire Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional in the longer term

Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.Jeff Dawson.
Enjoying a bit of fun in the sun are some naturists relaxing at the clothes-optional beach, Tyagarah.

A spokesperson for the local naturist group told public access that the current trial, which was originally slated for three months but has continued for five, had been a success in clearing out seamy sex abusers whose presence on the beach had increasingly riled beachgoers and local residents.

She called for the beach’s clothing optional status to be confirmed, following the erection of signage, daily police patrols and a range of initiatives by her group. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: echo.net

Original publication March 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2018

Nudist defends naked swimming at Waiheke Island after criticism from locals

A proud naturist is defending the rights of people to swim sans togs, as complaints about naked bathers are on the rise on Waiheke Island.

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Free Beaches NZ president Mike Ward has been swimming nude for the last four decades, and says naturists have happily flocked to Waiheke Island beaches for the last 30 years.

“Once you have tried it, you really can’t go back to the idea that wearing togs is anything like a sensible thing,” he told RadioLIVE on Thursday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Newshub

Original publication 15/03/2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th March 2018

El Algarrobico Nudista

Es una de las playas más famosas de España, y no lo es por su belleza, que sin duda posee, sino por albergar una de las construcciones irregulares que más páginas de periódico ha ocupado en los últimos tiempos, se trata de la Playa del Algarrobico.

Es de baja ocupación y normalmente hay dos o tres puntos de máxima concentración , el extremo más próximo a Carboneras en el que encuentras caravanas y pescadores básicamente, a pie del hotel donde encuentras bañistas textiles y en el extremo más alejado del pueblo (más próximo al sopalmo) donde se encuentra la zonanudista. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Viviendo Desnudos

Posted on NatCorn 13th March 2018