The largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.
Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.
The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.
The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.
Mr Prescott, now 69, said: “We’ve always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.
“After a conversation we ended up buying up the place. It turned out to be a very expensive holiday but we’ve done well out of it. But with my wife not being in the best of health and the birth of our grandson, we feel it’s time to enjoy our retirement and take it easy a bit more.”
Mr Prescott said that while there have been a few expressions of interest for the site already – which he could not divulge – he is not sure whether any new owners will want to keep the business au naturel as it currently is. Continued…Read full original article…
A man who was caught naked in a Planet Fitness thought he’d get away with it because the gym considers itself a “judgment-free zone,” officials said.
Eric Stagno, 34, of Massachusetts, was arrested on Sunday at a gym in Plaistow, N.H., after gymgoers allegedly caught him exercising in the nude, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
Plaistow Capt. Brett Morgan said police were dispatched to the Planet Fitness location after receiving a call from witnesses that summarily said, “the guy walked in, stripped down right there in front, left the clothes and belongings at the front desk, walked back and forth across the gym a couple of times and then settled in over at the yoga mats.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
Non-mainstream lifestyle choices aren’t ‘axiomatically offensive’, Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday, ruling that Sunrise resident Maxine Hawker had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January.
The magistrate said that the police had failed to prove Ms Hawker’s actions were ‘calculated to wound feelings, or arouse anger, disgust, resentment or outrage’.
Ms Hawker, who represented herself at the hearing, told the court she had no idea she was breaking the law and had not seen a sign near the entrance to the lake, which had been recently installed, warning of penalties.
But within minutes of arriving and entering the water, she was issued a $500 fine for bathing naked, which she chose to fight, telling the court, ‘I’m not a criminal, I’m a law-abiding person.’ Continued…Read full original article…
Naked swimmers got a dressing down from Northumbrian Water after taking a skinny dip in one of its reservoirs.
Worried staff spotted the all male group at Waskerley Reservoir in County Durham getting dangerously close to pipes that draw water from the reservoir for release into the river.
It was the latest in a spate of recent incidents during the ongoing heat wave which has led Northumbrian Water to issue a warning.
The company does not allow unauthorised swimming or launching of water craft in its reservoirs, but Rangers at its Waterside Parks have had to ask more than a dozen people to get out of the water at its sites across the North East on Wednesday alone.
Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.
The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for military contractors testing electronic equipment.
He told the Washington Post’s Lee Hockstader in 1984 that when he was younger, he sometimes went skinny-dipping with his cousin in the Chesapeake Bay and remembered as a teenager seeing his first nudist magazine, called Sunshine and Health. But it wasn’t until he turned 50 that he persuaded his wife at the time to join him at a nudist camp in Pennsylvania.
The Post reports that he said he was drawn to nudism for its “physical feeling,” which he felt was “mentally stimulating” and gave a “feeling of freedom.”
In the 1980s, Stokes fancied himself a “naturist,” which, he explained to the Post, was different from a “nudist.” Naturists preferred to be nude in nature — not confined to a camp or resort like nudists. Continued…Read full original article…
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.
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…
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A couple ejected from a nudist colony for renovating a bush cabin have laid bare their wrangle with the club as part of legal action over $80,000 in damages.
Fiji-based Robert and Alwyn Nink, both 57, joined the Helios Society in the Dandenong Ranges in 2016, thinking it was an ideal place to escape from the world with like-minded nude enthusiasts.
However, the experience has left the Ninks feeling anything but liberated, as a battle to upgrade their cabin turned into a nasty feud with the nudist club’s secretary that led to allegations of cups of urine being left on a table. Continued…Read full original article…
Located east of Cleveland in White County, Mountain Creek Grove rents out tents and recreational vehicle spaces to nudists. The wooded site features a pool, a hot tub and a clubhouse.
“Some couples may only want to use the sexy atmosphere as inspiration and carry the energy back with them to their bedrooms and fantasies,” the Grove’s website says. “Others are far more gregarious and party animals are known to appear. For those seeking to connect with other like-minded and free-spirited sybarites the Grove is the ideal venue.” Continued…Read full original article…
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…
The owner Tim Higgs, with a flute in his hand, is resplendent among the bubbles. Behind us, indifferent to drizzle of Birmingham, a naked couple reclining on lounge chairs, their faces are buried in copies of the magazine British Naturism and OK !. Elsewhere wander lonely men of middle age, with his arms dangling at their sides.
This is the scene feared by a group of local conservative councilors and residents who opposed the liquor license granted to the Clover Spa & Hotel. Appealing to the Birmingham City Council, they said that allowing the sale of drinks could lead to “an increase in inappropriate behavior and demonstrations of the meat” at the hotel, which opened in the suburb of Erdington in 2011. But the complaints did not give very sure. Following an important licensing committee meeting this week, Higgs is now free to sell alcohol to his guests Continued…Read full original article…
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.
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…
En efecto, el día 26 de marzo de 2018 entró en vigor la nueva “Ordenanza Municipal de Protección del Medio Urbano“, en sustitución de la antigua “Ordenanza de protección de la convivencia ciudadana y prevención de actuaciones antisociales”. Con ello Valladolid recupera la normalidad que disfrutan el resto de los casi 8000 ayuntamientos, en los que a nadie se le ha ocurrido que la vestimenta de los ciudadanos pudiera regularse mediante simples ordenanzas.
Es ésta una victoria de gran importancia para el Naturismo, ya que se trata de una ciudad sin costa, lo que deja aún más claro, si cabe, los conceptos. Y es de gran importancia para la FEN, la Federación Española de Naturismo, que ha peleado durante años para conseguir este logro.
Tras la abolición de la figura de “escándalo público” (antiguos 431 y 432) y de la prohibición expresa de bañarse en desnudez (577.1) del Código Penal mediante Ley Orgánica 5/1988, suscitadas por la proposición 122/000046 del 17 de marzo de 1987, y tras la consiguiente eliminación de la Ley Orgánica de Costas (LO 22/1988) de su delegación a los ayuntamientos con la figura de “policía de la moralidad” (al ya no tenerla el estado no podía delegarla), quedó claro que los ayuntamientos carecían de potestad para regular la vestimenta. Y así lo confirmó la sentencia 289/1999 del Tribunal Superior de Valencia y la Defensora del Pueblo Vasco (33/2001 del 1 de Octubre). Continued…Read full original article…
Desde el arte del Renacimiento que representa a los humanos en su estado natural, hasta llenar las hojas de los titulares de las noticias, la desnudez está en todas partes. Las películas, los programas de televisión y los anuncios aprovechan la desnudez, pero los mismos cuerpos avergüenzan cuando se muestran en una configuración diferente.
Miramos asombrados al arte del desnudo y condenamos la exposición accidental de una celebridad, pero ¿por qué? ¿Qué hace que cada situación sea diferente? ¿Y cuándo la desnudez nos hace sentir más incómodos? Solicitamos a más de 1.000 europeos y estadounidenses que exploren sus percepciones personales y culturales sobre la desnudez. ¿Curioso quién es modesto y quién no tiene impedimentos? Continúe leyendo para averiguar. Continued…Read full original article…
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
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…
Terwijl zijn gezin een uitstapje maakt, koopt V.G. zichzelf een dagticketje voor het naturistisch vakantiepark. De feiten spelen zich af in de zomer van 2017 in La Jenny, ten westen van Bordeaux. In zijn bril zit een camera verstopt waarmee hij urenlang de vrouwen in het park filmt.
“Hij liep vreemd rond, soms scannend, soms ging hij gericht achter anderen aan”, klonk het gisteren bij de rechter. Dat vreemde gedrag en de te grote bril op zijn neus trokken de aandacht van de nudisten en een badmeester. Ze spraken hem aan en vonden de camera. Op de beelden bleek dat hij één vrouw zelfs een hele tijd gevolgd had. Omdat anderen filmen op de camping verboden is, moest hij voor de rechter komen. De opnames heeft hij wel nooit openbaar gemaakt. Continued…Read full original article…
A raíz del incremento de los ataques contra la libertad de expresión hacia los Naturistas por parte de algunos ayuntamientos, y de la asombrosa calificación por parte del Tribunal Supremo español del Naturismo como “no-ideología”, desde el movimiento Naturista venimos pidiendo a profesionales del derecho y a juristas de reconocido prestigio que se pronuncien. Y lo están haciendo.
En el 15º aniversario de la prestigiosa revista de derecho local de la Fundación Democracia y Gobierno Local Cuadernos de Derecho Local, número 45 de octubre de 2017, se publica un extenso estudio de 44 páginas titulado “«Deje que vaya desnudo». Regulación de las prácticas nudistas por los entes locales españoles”, firmado por Darío Badules Iglesias.
Cuadernos de Derecho Local cuenta con un Consejo Científico de mucho peso, con ex-magistrados del TC como Manuel Aragón Reyes, Javier Delgado, Pablo García Manzano y Juan Antonio Xiol, más otros muchos del TS, amén de un montón de profesores de universidades variadas. Continued…Read full original article…
Ciudadanos denunció ayer que el Ayuntamiento de San Pedro del Pinatar “ha vuelto a ignorar al Defensor del Pueblo y sigue hoy sin responder a su requerimiento de que se pronuncie sobre nuestras propuestas para eliminar la prohibición expresa del nudismo de su Ordenanza de Playas”.
El portavoz local, José Luis Ros, considera que la actitud del equipo de Gobierno del PP para con la institución que preside Francisco Fernández Marugán “es desleal y ante todo, una falta de respeto, porque no hay mayor desprecio que la indiferencia, el famoso no hacer aprecio de nuestro refranero. Y se hace más dolorosa cuando se hace con una de las instituciones más respetadas de nuestra Democracia”. Continued…Read full original article…
A Canadian man is complaining about what he describes as “excessive nudity” in the men’s changing room at his local public pool.
Norm Waddell goes to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, for physiotherapy. He told staff the men’s locker room is packed with elderly men letting it all hang free. Waddell admits they’re not doing anything illegal, but insists the lockers are for public use and everyone should feel comfortable in them.
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicals and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.” Continued…Read full original article…
Alma: el amanecer de una nueva asociación naturista El grupo de naturistas de AAN-Alma son la primera asociación naturista en Portugal que está presidida por una mujer. De los 9 miembros de la nueva junta directiva de la AAN, 5 son mujeres y de los 12 socios que formaron la Asociación la mitad son mujeres.
La AAN – Asociación Alma Naturista fue constituida por 12 poseedores del Carnet Naturista Internacional, emitidos por la FPN -Federación Portuguesa de Naturismo. El pasado 22 de octubre de 2017 realizó su Asamblea constituyente con la presencia de 8 asociados. El 3 de noviembre, 3 de los 12 asociados están presentes en la RNPC a través de la Asociación para formalizar su legalización y publicación de los respectivos estatutos. El 11 de noviembre realizó la primera Asamblea General, con la participación de 10 asociados, donde fueron elegidos sus directivos. El 13 de noviembre solicitó su adhesión a la FPN – Federación Portuguesa de Naturismo. La AAN – Asociación Alma Naturista tiene su sede en el municipio de Almada.
Los objetivos de la nueva asociación
La asociación tiene como objetivos promover, difundir y desarrollar la práctica del naturismo de acuerdo con la definición de INF-Internacional Naturista Federación a través del deporte, actividades recreativas, ecológicas, holísticas y preferiblemente en armonía con la naturaleza, sea en ambiente de desnudez o de no desnudez, contribuyendo al desarrollo físico, mental y espiritual de sus miembros con el fin de promover la autoestima, el respeto por los demás y el medio ambiente, la tolerancia y la libertad individual. Continued…Read full original article…
Like to walk around in your birthday suit? Worry about getting enough Vitamin D? The 1930s had a great option for you: nudist colonies. In 1933 a group of more than fifty prominent Forth Worth young people formed their own nudist colony in the woods on the edge of town. Why?
Simple: They wanted to “engage in their hobbies of psychology, astrology and nature, and a general pursuit of health.” Far from a salacious affair, the colony genuinely just wanted to hang out, exercise together, and take a lot of “sun baths.” The people who originally formed the colony included married and unmarried couples, their children, some “stags” and “single maidens.” To keep it all on the up and up they even hired a “physical instructor” who was educated about the “pitfalls” and “assets” of nudism. Continued…Read full original article…
BBC presenter Kate Humble sheds her clothes to go skinny dipping in scenes watched by millions of TV viewers.
The Londoner, 49, displayed her bare backside as she plunged into a freezing lake while travelling around Wales for her new BBC2 series Off The Beaten Track.
Kate said she wanted to see if she was “brave enough to immerse herself” in the world of artist Natasha Brooks, who regularly swims naked.
Describing her nude dip, she said: “There’s that middle bit where it creeps over your thigh.
“I can’t speak because it’s so cold.”
The Springwatch host has previously revealed her fondness for sunbathing naked in her French holiday home and claims she once danced naked in the desert with her husband. Continued…Read full original article…
The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day.
Skinny-dipping, a tradition as old as mankind and frequently shown in art and movies, celebrates the joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the association declared July 14 as the day when everyone can free themselves of clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of the association’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.
International Skinny Dip Day serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week, an annual celebration for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs for a “Nakation.” Events throughout the week at the association’s locations include open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns” fun runs, health screenings and art shows. Continued…Read full original article…
Artist Claudia Sahuquillo uses naked bodies as canvases to paint beautiful works of art and, in doing so, hopes to normalise nudity.
Sahuquillo paints patterns including eyes, feathers and flowers on people’s bodies in bright bursts of colour.
Much of her work focuses on painting across women’s bare breasts, which enables her to share her work on social media without it being removed.
The body painter, from Barcelona, shares most of her work on Instagram using the hashtag #skinisthenewcanvas. The unique subject has gained her more than 50,000 followers. Continued…Read full original article…
Over the past year, we have seen a boom in artificial intelligent (AII) technology. From the good (choosing viable IVF embryos) to the bad (designing inspirational posters) to the strange (coming up with quaint – sometimes rude – British place names), its success has been a bit of a mixed bag.
The latest news in the world of AI comes from London, UK, where the city’s Metropolitan Police have announced plans to use artificial intelligence to scan electronic devices for images of child abuse. They say the technology should be ready for use within “two to three years”.
As of right now, however, there is just one small hiccup – the software mistakes desert landscapes for nude photographs. Presumably, it’s because of the color. Continued…Read full original article…