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Argus reporter puts on his birthday suit for Brighton nudist beach anniversary
“SOCKS on or off?” I holler through high winds to the photographer.

Off. I’m going the whole hog. It’s the 40th anniversary of the day Brighton decided to open Britain’s first nudist beach, and I’m wearing my birthday suit for the occasion.

It’s a nippy day out on Black Rock naturist beach. The few hardy nudists hunkering down in the shingle are loath to expose themselves to a fully clad reporter.

Argus reporter Laurie Churchman at Brighton Nudist Beach
Argus reporter Laurie Churchman at Brighton Nudist Beach

So I’m meeting them on their own terms.

Kit off, I’m better equipped for the job. But I’m surprised by how quickly the thrill wears off too.

In the easterly patch of Brighton beach set aside for naked bathers on August 9 1979, between the sea and the pebble mounds that shield naked bodies from prying eyes, nudity is no big deal.

But in Brighton 40 years ago, it was anything but.

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Source: The Argus

Original publication 9th August 2019

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The virtues of nudism and the 5 best beaches to practice it in Spain
The number of people who practice nudism in our country has not stopped growing in recent years, although it is still far from the usual figures in other European countries. Is it a simple fashion or is it a way of understanding life? What benefits does your practice have? What are the best nude beaches? Questions with answer.

The latest figures indicate that Spain is about to reach the figure of one million habitual practitioners of nudism in Spain. The increase experienced in the last decade has its logic: our country has about 8,000 kilometers of coastline in which are some of the best beaches in the world where you can carry out this way of living and feeling that is nudism .

We are still far from the figures recorded by other countries in our environment but our offer of beaches, campsites and other facilities makes nudist tourism increase every year and that encourages the development of this custom among our citizens.

Those who practice nudism on a regular basis insist, first of all, on the feeling of freedom and fullness that goes without clothes in everyday situations. In the case of nude beaches , direct contact with the sea water and the surrounding nature provides a pleasant feeling that can be much more intense than if it is done with some clothes on. It is a way of parked for a moment what some call “the repression of the fabric.” And that release produces several advantages.

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Source: Periodico

Original publication 09.08.2019

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An eye-opening hour at Kent’s little-known nudist beach on the Isle of Sheppey
The naturist hotspot at Shellness is a short distance from Leysdown

A short distance away from Leysdown beach lies a hidden stretch of shore.

For those in the know, Shellness is one of the most popular nudist beaches in the UK.

It is a true naturist hotspot.

We thought we’d pay it a visit to find out what it’s really like.

Welcome to Swale Naturist Beach
Welcome to Swale Naturist Beach

As I drove past the main beach at Leysdown, I wondered just how far down the beaten track I would have to go to find it.

The answer was a further half mile of undulating, pothole-pitted, tyre-scraping, off-piste road.

No-one would come down this lane by accident.

Parking my car next to a dozen or so others, I walked up the grass bank to catch a first glimpse of the sea.

The sea was not what I saw first.

Beyond a sign welcoming me to the Swale Naturist Beach strolled a man in nothing but flip-flops without a care in the world.

I walked further in to take in my surroundings.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 6 AUG 2019

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Sunbathing warning: How to protect yourself when suntanning naked – skin cancer risks
Ditching swimwear on holiday is no longer taboo with over 22 per cent of Britons opting for sunbathing in the buff. How can you still protect your delicate areas when tanning naked?

Almost a third of Britons dare-to-bare and reveal they prefer to wear no clothes while on holiday. With naturist beaches fast becoming the new travel hotspots, getting that all over tan is more popular than ever before. This trend looks set to continue with 27 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds choosing to one day getting their kit off, saying they are up for it in the future. When it comes to sunbathing ‘au natural’ 31 per cent prefer tanning naked. However burning one’s bits is the reality for most so how can you protect yourself when tanning in the nude?

Sunbathing warning: Precautions to take when sunbathing naked
Sunbathing warning: Precautions to take when sunbathing naked Getty Images

Research from Hotels.com and the British Skincare Foundation looked at Britons attitudes to sunbathing in the buff. It found that half of those surveyed over 55, admit they don’t always use sun protection when exposing those sensitive areas to the sun.

Almost two thirds admit they don’t always use sun protection, 41 per cent claim to find it’s easy to forget and shockingly, 7 per cent never wear sun cream at all.

What’s more, almost two fifths of 18 to 24 year olds are not aware that it’s even possible to get sunburnt down under, with many finding out the hard way.

When it comes to burning their private parts, six per cent admitted experiencing the pain, 14 per cent have caught the sun while sunbathing topless and one in five have come back from the beach with a burnt bottom.

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Source: Express

Original publication Aug 6, 2019

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Tell me how you are and I will tell you which beach in Fuerteventura to go to
The Canary Island in five essential beaches

Whether you run away from the wind and the crowd or dream of a calm sea, as if you are looking for the perfect wave or postcard photo, Fuerteventura has a place reserved for you.

Fuerteventura from beach to beach
Fuerteventura from beach to beach

If we were to define the beaches of the island with few words, these would be white sand, turquoise waters and wind! But there is a corner where you can take refuge from it, we have found it in the northwest, in El Cotillo, where La Concha beach is located. The residents have managed to sunbathe with peace of mind creating small circular walls of volcanic stone, called corralitos.

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Source: Conté Nast Traveler

Original publication 05.08.2019

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Nude beaches with more and more swimsuits
Tarragona naturists ask that the coastal tradition areas be respected for bathing without clothes

The freedom of some ends when that of others begins. This phrase, often so repeated that it loses meaning, comes alive in the declarations of the naturist associations of the regions of Tarragona . They ask, as claimed by other entities in Catalonia, to respect the beaches of naturist tradition . They ensure that more and more users who enjoy the coast in a swimsuit are inclined to nude beaches and consider that they cut their freedom. They add that in the regions of Tarragona it is a growing trend and can be observed in coastal areas such as Cala Fonda or Platja Waikiki -in Tarragona city- or in the Platja del Torn , located in the Hospitalet de l’Infant.

Naturists ask that nudism be respected on the beaches of nudist tradition
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“We claim naturism in those beaches where tradition has existed for decades,” defends Mondejar. He admits that the group is aware that their option is a minority on the coast, but that they do not want to lose those areas where, for years, they have enjoyed their option of life and leisure.

“All the beaches of the coast are public and there is freedom to bathe if clothing, if desired, but we have long since opted to enjoy nudism in certain points, which are less and less respected ,” says the president of the ‘ Associació d’Amics de la Platja Naturista del Torn , Manel Mondejar. He knows what he is talking about, since he explains that he has enjoyed this point on the coast since 1977. It is currently the visible face of the entity that groups beach users, which brings together more than 260 families.

Precisely, the Platja del Torn – with its 1,600 meters of coastline, easy access and innate tranquility – is one of the most popular points of the coast of naturist tradition in the Tarragona region. In the act of protest on the first Sunday of July, he gathered 173 people with their hands together and a total count of 1,256 naturists, representing almost 63% of naturists on the coast of Tarragona.

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Source: Lavanguardia

Original publication 07/31/2019

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Topless sunbathing in France falls out of vogue amid harassment, ogling by men, and health concerns
– One in five Frenchwomen under 50 said they still sunbathed topless, compared to 28 per cent a decade ago and 43 per cent in 1984

– The current heatwave has also reignited debate around the full-body Islamic burkini swimsuit

Once widespread in France, topless sunbathing is going out of fashion, a survey has shown, with fears about harassment, body image and health seen as prompting a trend to cover up more at the beach.

Fewer than one in five Frenchwomen under 50 said they sported a “monokini”, compared to 28 per cent a decade ago and 43 per cent in 1984, according to the survey by French pollster Ifop.

Topless sunbathing is going out of fashion in France.
Topless sunbathing is going out of fashion in France. Shutterstock

Young women aged 18 to 25 said harassment, criticism of their bodies and being ogled by men were their biggest barriers to going topless.
And while France may be the country of liberty, equality and fraternity, Frenchwomen are more shy than their European neighbours about stripping off at the beach, compared to Spaniards (48 per cent) and Germans (34 per cent).

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Source: South China Morning Post

Original publication 30 Jul, 2019

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12 great nudist beaches in Spain
Discover the most inviting coves to strip off on, from Cabo de Gata in Almeria to Son Real in Mallorca

The sea breeze, the invigorating heat from the sun, and the sound of the waves – everything about these well-kept beaches makes you want to strip off and enjoy feeling the elements on your bare skin.

A group of swimmers without a swimsuit on the Granada beach of Cantarriján, in Almuñécar (Granada).
A group of swimmers without a swimsuit on the Granada beach of Cantarriján, in Almuñécar (Granada). @NANYFOTOGRAFIA

From a total of around 3,000 beaches in Spain, there are around 450 nudist ones, which are more exclusively so before the second half of June when high season kicks off. The Spanish Naturist Federation’s website has a map of their locations along with tourist information centers and a list of associations.

Shedding inhibitions is trending, even if the use and abuse of the cameras on our ever-present cellphones is somewhat off-putting.

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Source: El Pais

Original publication 26 JUL 2019

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NUMBERS BARE UP Irish naturists getting kit off during heatwave weather with ‘nude meet-up’ at Dublin’s Hawk Cliff
IRISH naturists let it all hang out as they lap up the heatwave and declared: “Come and join us.”

The buff lovers gave the boiling weather the bum’s rush by getting their kit off by the sea.

Our pictures show members of the Irish Naturist Association holding a “nude meet-up” yesterday [22 July 2019] at Hawk Cliff in posh Dalkey, south Dublin.

With the country set for more sweltering sunshine today, nudie bosses stressed the importance of suncream as temperatures soared to 26°C.

INA members let it all hang out
INA members let it all hang out

And speaking to the Irish Sun last night, INA president Pat Gallagher told how they have been blessed with their bare share of new members recently — and insisted they would welcome new more recruits.

He said: “We hold events across the country on a regular basis and everyone is welcome.

“When you get the good weather, you always seem to attract the numbers.

“Our membership has been increasing in recent times. There are more and more events across the country.

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Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 23 Jul 2019

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SEX ON THE BEACH: Why a Newbie Naturist Should NOT Visit Cap d’Agde!

We’ve been at least a half dozen times over the past twenty years, usually staying for two or three nights en route to another naturist destination. But this time, we were simply making a day visit with a couple friends – one a confirmed naturist, the other, new to the concept, but most certainty social nudity curious.

We did the best we could to prep them for this visit to the Naked City. For our naturist friend, this was something of a pilgrimage, having read so much about the most expansive naturist enclave in the world. And to be sure, depending where you’re looking on the internet, the place sounds like naturist Utopia. 24/7 nudity – in the shops, restaurants, and even in the post office. You can easily think you’ve got a good pulse on the place on the web without bumping into the language about foam parties and libertines (swingers) if you’re simply searching for the ultimate naturist destination.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication JULY 8, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th July 2019

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Naked bodies against the “textile invasion”
Between sanctions, prohibitions and judicial resolutions of all kinds, on July 7 is celebrated the International Day of Naturism with calls to participate in more than sixty Catalan beaches

“Naturism is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of common nudity, with the aim of promoting respect for oneself, towards others and towards the environment.” Promotes social equality; In many cases clothing puts artificial barriers, naked people are more equal among them, regardless of social class, ideology, religion … Naturism is a socially constructive philosophy and respectful to everyone, with their differences and just waiting the same respect. “

This is how the Catalan Naturist Club is presented, one of the four naturist associations that are part of the Naturist-Nudist Federation of Catalonia (FNNC), a coordination umbrella that works on the development of nudism in Catalonia and in the Interpel. With the administration, society and the media. On a wider scale, these associations are also part of the Spanish Naturist Federation (FEN) and the International Naturist Federation (FNI).
The latter is the convening of the World Naturism Day, a day of nudity promotion to be held this Sunday July 7 and, in Catalonia, becomes a call for the first nudist registration in more than 60 beaches of nudist tradition. “As a naturist entity we want to take advantage of this day to raise awareness about the need to protect the planet from climate change and the need to protect the Mediterranean Sea and plastic pollution beaches,” he said in the CCN call manifesto.

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Source: ANAPA

Original publication JULY 7, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th July 2019

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ArtiLake Tahoe public nudity crackdown throws wet blanket on clothing-optional beaches

People who want to celebrate their freedom on Independence Day sunning at Lake Tahoe are going to need to wear some clothes.

That’s according to law enforcement officials on the Nevada side of the lake who are cracking down on public nudity at longtime clothing-optional beaches.

The warning comes in advance of the Fourth of July, one of the biggest days of the year for Tahoe beachgoers, clothed and unclothed alike.

Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019.
Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019. Benjamin Spillman

The prospect of a police crackdown on nudity is worrying for people who like to wear minimal to no clothing in order to maximize their Tahoe summer experience.

“It is scary, people are frightened,” said Guy Dannehl, president of Tahoe Area Naturists, following a weekend confrontation with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Creek Beach, a longtime clothing-optional beach on the east shore.

The confrontation occurred Saturday afternoon and a beachgoer recorded a portion of it with a smartphone and posted it on Facebook.

Although the beach is on U.S. Forest Service land within the boundary of Carson City, law enforcement agencies around the lake have agreements to enforce laws across jurisdictional boundaries.

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Source: Reno Gazette Journal

Original publication Jul 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 10th July 2019

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Updated signs to define nude beach

The City of Rockingham will update signs at Port Kennedy’s nudist beach to ensure the precise location of free bathing is clear, after feedback from residents that the boundaries are too close to the beach’s main access way.

Nude bathing has been permitted at the beach since 1988.

But Port Kennedy residents last week questioned why “free beach” signs had been moved from their position about 100m down the beach to just 10m away from the beach’s main access way, in full view of beachgoers entering from Bayeux Avenue.

Residents also raised concerns about lewd behaviour on the beach, which was moving closer to the general beach boundary.

“At the very least, we do not want to walk down onto our beach from the most popular access way available to us and be confronted by this type of behaviour,” a resident, who requested that her name be withheld, said.

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Source: The West Australian

Original publication 4 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 9th July 2019

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The “Right to Bare All”… and other news from Ile du Levant

If you’re a keen advocate for naturism, and you haven’t yet made a visit to Ile du Levant, you need to move that up on your bucket list. It’s one of a handful of places that has self-identified as the birthplace of naturism. (Germany and Croatia contend for this distinction as well!) At the very least, it seems to be something of a naked renaissance town at the moment, but more about that later.

Part of the adventure of coming to the naked island in France is catching the ferry from the port of Le Lavandou. Since the boat makes two stops, one at Levant, and the other at neighboring Port Cros, it’s fun to play the “I wonder who will get off the boat on which island” game. This time, the boat was quite full, and nearly every person on board disembarked at the first stop – Ile du Levant!

Mind you, we had been in transit for nearly twenty-four hours having made our way from Newark Liberty Airport, through Brussels, then on to Marseille. After another two hours in the car, and a 40-minute ferry crossing, I was itching to embrace the late day Provençal sunlight, free from the bondage of North American travel-wear! Thirty meters up the path from the port, a quick bathroom stop, and voila! Naked!!

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication 23 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2019

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Naked man attacked with pebbles on beach
A man was subjected to a homophobic attack as he sunbathed naked on a beach.

He was on the nudist section of Portslade beach next to Shoreham Harbour on Saturday afternoon when he was targeted by a man on the regular public beach.

The victim had wandered on to the main section of beach to try to find a friend.

The other man grew irate and began shouting at him, hurling abuse.

The victim was left bruised after stones were thrown at him and he was homophobically abused on Hove beach
The victim was left bruised after stones were thrown at him and he was homophobically abused on Hove beach

He said: “The nudist beach isn’t very well defined. I walked across to the main beach to look for a friend.

“There was a couple there and the man started screaming his face off. It was really intimidating.”

The victim said the man shouted at him for showing his naked body in front of his wife before launching into a tirade of homophobic abuse.

He said: “I tried to walk away but he just kept shouting. He was getting increasingly mad.

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Source: The Argus

Original publication 2nd July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 6th July 2019

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Nudists swelter in sizzling heatwave

Public nudists have come under fire in Germany as Europe sizzles in temperatures of up to 45C in the heatwave dubbed the “Sahara bubble”.

In Brandenburg, police posted two pictures of a man riding a moped naked and called for captions of the images.

“Because we’re speechless,” said police, adding the hashtags #heat, #safetyfirst and #livingontheedge.

As contributions and queries poured in over whether the man flouted any rules, police clarified that it was not illegal to go around nude in public, but only so long as no one files a complaint.

In Germany’s south, topless female sunbathers sparked a row after five fully clad security men walked over to tell them to put their bikini tops back on, Sueddeutsche daily reported.

Several other sunbathers nearby stood up for the women, and one told the newspaper: “We took off our bikinis out of solidarity.”

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 27 Jun, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th June 2019

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Couple quit high-flying jobs to set up naked resort in Mediterranean
A BRITISH couple have ditched their careers to set up a naturist resort in Greece.

While some Mediterranean destinations are seeing a dip in tourism due to the uncertainty of Brexit, that’s not the case for Mark and Sam Taylor.

The couple’s naked ambition shocked family and friends when they first launched their surprising venture over a decade ago.

Fortunately for the duo, their naturist resort has paid off and they have grown a loyal customer base over the years.

NATURISM: Sam and Taylor set up a naked resort in Greece
NATURISM: Sam and Taylor set up a naked resort in Greece MARK TAYLOR / BNPS

So far this year they have an unprecedented occupancy rate of 84% and are still taking bookings from Brits who prefer to go naked for their holidays.

Mark, 47, said: “We are aware that the tourism trade has been hit by Brexit but this is our busiest year ever.

“The vast majority of those customers are repeat bookings. We’ve had regulars that have come back every year since we started.”

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 20th June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th June 2019

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Four Cornwall beaches named among the cleanest and safest in the UK
Blue Flags, Seaside Awards, and water quality ratings have all been taken into account

A list of the UK’s cleanest and safest beaches has been compiled by Ann’s Cottage surf shop.

Four Cornish beaches have been named among the top 11; Porthtowan, Porthmeor, Carbis Bay, and Widemouth Sand.

The research has taken several factors into account. Each of the featured locations has earned itself a water quality rating of ‘excellent’, a Blue Flag status, a Seaside Award, and has proven negligible traces of e. coli or enterococci in the past year.

Porthtowan Beach
Porthtowan Beach

The annual Blue Flag and Seaside Awards were announced last month. This year Cornwall has the second most Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in the UK, behind Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Six beaches in the county have received both Blue Flag and Seaside status; Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Porthmeor in St Ives, Porthtowan, Widemouth Bay, Trevone Bay and Newquay’s Great Western.

Allison Ogden-Newton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation responsible for the awards in the UK, said: “Visiting beaches with the Blue Flag or Seaside Award status means beach-goers can feel more relaxed in a setting that is environmentally considerate.”

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 3 JUN 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th June 2019

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The 7 beaches in Sussex where you can sunbathe totally naked
There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off

It’s not long until summer finally arrives for 2019 in Sussex.

And while it means the potential for long days out on the beach it also means nudists from all over the country could soon be getting their kit off on our beaches after the popular spots were unearthed on a website.

The site, walkingclub.org, lists dozens of nudist beaches across the country – including seven in East and West Sussex.

IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY
IRENE ON THE BRIGHTON NUDIST BEACH WITH JANE RIDLEY

There are a handful of nudist beaches scattered across Sussex that you can enjoy while stripped off.

But be warned – while some of the beaches are well established (and some of them are just for those in the know) there are often a number of local rules and regulations in place.

Prosecutors say naturists shouldn’t be targeted unless they are involved in an offence other than public nudity.

They say a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 25 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 31st May 2019

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Sunbathers’ brutally honest reviews of Kent’s ‘top nudist beaches’
Nudist bathers are actually quite happy to discuss their experiences in great detail

There are a small number of nudist beaches scattered across Kent that you can enjoy while stripped off.

But what are these places really like?

Well, the website, walkingclub.org, lists dozens of nudist beaches across the country including five in our county.

Sandwich Bay
Sandwich Bay

And as well as providing information on the local facilities – and the area’s friendliness towards nudists – the site allows users to leave their own comments and reviews detailing their experiences on the beach.

There are 5 beaches in Kent where you can sunbathe totally naked

And while some of the beaches are well established (and some of them are just for those in the know) there are often a number of local rules and regulations in place, which bathers are happy to discuss in detail.

Here’s what nudists are saying about some of Kent’s apparently naturist friendly beaches.

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Source: KentLive

Original publication 16 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 22nd May 2019

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Cornwall’s Blue Flag or Seaside Award beaches 2019 are named
Cornwall has more Blue Flag and Seaside Awards than any other region in the UK

More than a dozen beaches in Cornwall have been awarded for being among the cleanest and safest in the UK.

The 14 Cornwall beaches to have achieved either world-renowned Blue Flag or Seaside Award status – or both – will be celebrated at Trevone Bay, Padstow, on Wednesday [15 May].

Blue Flags, an international quality mark for beaches, reassure visitors and locals that Cornwall’s key areas are clean, safe and recommended, boosting tourism, business and helping inspire return visits.

Blue Flags and Seaside Awards are only awarded to coastal destinations that boast the highest qualities of water, facilities, safety, keep clean programmes, environmental management.

Porthtowan Beach
Porthtowan

Alongside this, Blue Flag beaches have to run a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of looking after the natural environment.

Six Cornwall beaches have received both Blue Flag and Seaside status; Gyllyngvase in Falmouth , Porthmeor in St Ives , Porthtowan, Widemouth Bay, Trevone Bay and Newquay’s Great Western.

Crackington Haven, Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth, Porthminster, Sennen, Crooklets and Summerleaze were awarded Seaside Awards.

This year Cornwall has the second most Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in the UK, behind Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 15 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th May 2019

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Auckland nudist beach Ladies Bay set to unveil name options for historical signs

Is it a lady’s or is it for ladies – the history of an Auckland nudist beach’s names may soon be revealed for all to see.

Ladies Bay in the east Auckland suburb of St Heliers has long suffered from multiple spellings of its name – and a questionable reputation.

Now local politician Colin Davis is looking to solve the former with a new sign that spells out both of the site’s English names – and adds a Māori one.

While “Ladies Bay” is the name at present printed on an Auckland Council sign, the place has also been known as Lady’s Bay, prompting the question, who was the lady?

A local politician wants the name "Lady's Bay" and also a Māori name added to a new sign for "Ladies Bay" in St Heliers, Auckland
A local politician wants the name “Lady’s Bay” and also a Māori name added to a new sign for “Ladies Bay” in St Heliers, Auckland

Davis, of the Ōrākei Local Board, citing a local historian and reports on a 1940s plan for a flying-boat passenger terminal at the bay, said she was Eliza, Lady Grey, wife of Governor Sir George Grey.

“… hence ‘Lady’s Bay’, which spelling is recorded in a local history and most often in newspapers in the late 1800s, even up to the 1940s,” Davis said in papers for this Thursday’s board meeting where he hopes to persuade colleagues to support his move.

“Sometimes, but not often, the plural spelling ‘Ladies’ – with an apostrophe – was written.”

He told the Herald that work being done, following subsidence, to build new steps down to the bay gave an opportunity to replace the current sign with one that said “Ladies Bay – Lady’s Bay”.

He wants a Māori name added too, in line with Auckland Council policy, and a separate sign explaining the history of the names.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 14 May, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th May 2019

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I Have A Few Problems With Naked Beach – For One, No One Is Naked (NSFW)

The first episode of 'controversial' new reality show Naked Beach aired on Thursday night. I’ve put controversial in inverted commas because Greggs' sausage rolls have caused more fuss than this flogged-to-death format is likely to generate. So what’s it all about then? I could say it’s Love Island with love handles, Big Brother with baps, or maybe just Oglebox (apologies) but that would be doing the makers of Naked Beach a disservice because it’s actually a very serious show – nay, a noble 'quest' to make us all feel better about our bodies.


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A serious show requires serious people and that's where the fully clothed (boo!) social psychologist Dr Keon West of Goldsmiths University comes in. Dr West's genuinely interesting and insightful studies (including "Naked and Unashamed: Investigations and Applications of the Effects of Naturist Activities on Body Image, Self Esteem and Life Satisfaction") show that people’s body image, self-esteem and life satisfaction could be vastly improved by seeing more "normal, naked bodies and spending more time with our own naked bodies". Naked Beach puts this to the test with the ambitious aim to "help fix the nation’s body confidence issues".

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Source: Refinery29

Original publication 12 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th April 2019

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Once in life… Camila Salazar went to a nudist beach with her boyfriend and shared the photo on Instagram
With her boyfriend, radio producer Ignacio "Mela" Meliton, they packed their suitcases and went around the world.

The panelist of "Incorrectas", Camila Salazar, and the radio producer Juan Ignacio "Mela" Meliton armed the suitcases and set out to tour several countries together.

The nude photo of Salazar and her boyfriend (with emojis) on the nudist beach.
The nude photo of Salazar and her boyfriend (with emojis) on the nudist beach.

The idea of ​​the couple, who will marry in September of this year, is "to generate a beautiful network of travelers around the world where the learning of cultures is reciprocal". "We want to inspire them to understand that traveling is possible and you do not have to be a millionaire (much less) to achieve it, you just need to be practical, organized, responsible and have a nice energy to cross with incredible people to help you in your goals," he said. Camila.

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Source: Clarín

Original publication 04/09/2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th April 2019

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Editor’s Note: Close encounters of the nudist kind
Hawaii's gravitation pull is felt by all surfers, even those who reject boardshorts

Shock and awe are feelings I've experienced in Hawaii many times before—usually due to the power of the waves, their proximity to the reef and how swells there are prone to doubling in size if you take your eyes off the horizon for even half a second. But this was a different kind of surprise. This was simply more nudity than I was expecting to see in a public place on a Wednesday morning. It was an otherwise serene setting in the lineup of an obscure Big Island reef. The rain had just stopped and the sun was coming through the clouds in golden columns of heavenly light. The wind had been offshore all morning and a head-high swell offered tapering rights that folded idyllically into thin-lipped barrels. There was also a rainbow, of course.

Hawaii, the spiritual home of the surfing world--and occasionally nudists.
Hawaii, the spiritual home of the surfing world–and occasionally nudists.

"This guy…" Hawaiian surfer Cliff Kapono said, signaling a disturbance in the dreamy session. On the beach, a middle-aged, Caucasian male with long, dreadlocked hair and a thick beard attached his leash to his ankle and stood proudly in the sun. He arched his back and stretched his arms wide, attempting to create the broadest surface for the morning rays to land. He smiled, eyes closed, his entire body frozen in bliss. He wasn't wearing any shorts. At first I was very confused, but then I remembered something Kapono had said days before, when we encountered a strange, shirtless guitar player in downtown Hilo. "Spiritual refugees," he called them: people who didn't feel at home where they were, so they came to Hawaii hoping to connect with the energy of the islands—or, at the very least, get rid of their tan lines.

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Source: Surfer

Original publication APRIL 9, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th April 2019

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Naked in the Canarian paradise
What do the Canary Islands have to be one of the best nudist destinations in the world? Take off your clothes and discover the pleasure of feeling the elements on the skin

David Gray says that she is a nudist from the moment her mother took off her diapers. That's more than 40 years ago. "I have lived naked almost all my life. Obviously I wear clothes when circumstances force me, but in my house I'm naked and I have fingers left over to count the times I've worn a swimsuit, "he explains. Tenerife born and Lanzarote adopted, the warm and privileged climate of the Canary Islands plays in their favor. In fact it is the climatic factor that first names when trying to explain why the archipelago is one of the main focuses of nudist tourism in Spain and Europe. In the Canary Islands the summers are pleasant and the winters are very mild. An eternal spring of sunny days, blue skies and stable temperatures, which invites you to shed your clothes and enjoy a more direct contact with nature 365 days a year.

The second key factor is "freedom" . As indicated by David Gray, president of the Naturist Association of Lanzarote , "The Canary Islands is one of the few communities that has hardly put restrictions on the practice of nudism on their coasts." Only in 4 of the 77 Canarian coastal municipalities (Tías -Lanzarote-, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tazacorte and Breña Alta -La Palma-), nudism is expressly prohibited on its beaches, which on the land means that in the Canary Islands no problem to find where to bathe or sunbathe naked. The catalog is wide and varied, from the kilometer-long beaches of white sands of Fuerteventura, where you can find, for example, the largest nudist beach in Spain, Cofete, to the beaches of the south and north of Gran Canaria, the small coves of La Gomera or some natural pools of El Hierro. "In the north of Lanzarote there is even a village, Charco del Palo , in the municipality of Haría, which is practically nudist. There are naturist lodgings and you can go without clothes down the street, "says David Gray, referring to what is considered one of the first naturist centers in the world .

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Source: La Nueva España

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Posted on NatCorn 6th April 2019

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Woman wants Tofino to get a nude beach
“They may enjoy a surf and then walk around naked and just be free.” A Tofino resident is laying bare her desire to see the community adopt a nude beach.

“We’ve become a major tourist destination and a nude beach is inclusive and allows people to be free while they’re on vacation and it allows people who are local to feel that they can gear down comfortably without such a moral compass on their bodies,” Rachel Sutton told the Westerly News.

Rachel Sutton looks out over Cox Bay on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. The Tofino resident and vacation rental operator is raising the idea of bringing a nude beach to the community.
Rachel Sutton looks out over Cox Bay on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. The Tofino resident and vacation rental operator is raising the idea of bringing a nude beach to the community. Andrew Bailey

“The ethos of Tofino and Ucluelet and the West Coast is fairly irreverent and we are a population who value uniqueness and doing things in a creative and spontaneous manner…They may enjoy a surf and then walk around naked and just be free.” People of all genders are permitted to be topless in B.C., but full nudity is illegal on public lands. However, the province does offer an assortment of nude beaches. NaturistDirectory.com, a website that promotes destinations to travellers looking for clothing-optional opportunities, lists Vancouver’s Wreck Beach, Nelson’s Red Sands Beach, Hornby Island’s Little Tribune Bay and Crescent Rock’s Naturalist Beach as its top four B.C. beaches.

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Source: The Columbia Valley Pioneer

Original publication Mar. 25, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 28th March 2019

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The day Monifieth was a goose pimple away from a bare-all beach
It was the day Angus came a goose pimple away from joining the likes of St Tropez as a nudist hotspot.

The county’s chilly conditions might not make it the obvious option for unclothed capers, but Monifieth was once in the running to become the first place in Britain to open a bare-all beach. Dundee District Council received a request from the Central Council for British Naturism 40 years ago and identified an area of beach at the east end of Monifieth, next to the army camp, caravan site and golf courses.

Monifieth Beach.
Monifieth Beach. DC Thomson

The notion was not exactly welcomed with open arms. Monifieth West councillor Dorothy Pattullo said at the time that she wanted to give the idea the cold shoulder and described nude bathing as “socially unacceptable in this country”. She said: “I imagine the sight of people running about naked would not be very good for golfers’ handicaps.” And while she noted the potential to bring in additional tourists she warned the downsides of the idea were no laughing matter. “Monifieth has a great many elderly people who would be rightly disturbed by nude bathing at the beach,” she declared. “If the naturists want to take off their clothes it is all right with me – but not in public and certainly not in Monifieth.”

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Source: The Courier

Original publication March 23 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th March 2019

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Spanish holiday islands including Ibiza and Mallorca vote in favour of protecting tradition of nude beaches
A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament and was unanimously approved on Thursday

Holidaymakers jetting off to Ibiza and Mallorca can let it all hang out this summer with the popular holiday isles taking measures to protect and promote their “naturist tradition”. A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament by left-wing party Podemos and was unanimously approved on Thursday by the parliament’s Commission for Social Affairs and Human Rights.

Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta
Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta

It called on regional president, Francina Armengol, to respect nudism. “The parliament of the Balearic Islands urges the government to recognise the naturist tradition of the Balearic Islands and its practice in freedom, tolerance and respect for people and the environment,” the motion read. The parliament will also urge the government to properly signpost beaches where stripping off is allowed. “It is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterised by the practice of being naked together,” it said.

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Source: inews

Original publication March 22nd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd March 2019

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Strip tease: Nudists protest apartment block to be built behind their Costa Blanca hideaway
NUDISTS are angry about an apartment block that has sprung up behind their strip of Costa Blanca beach, claiming it will subject them to voyeurs and peeping Toms.

The women’s group Aquarela, who organised a naked protest bathe last week, say they used to enjoy the seclusion offered by tamarisks and pine trees on the L’Almadrava beach in Denia to go about their hobby in peace. But now a concrete block of five floors with 68 apartments has stripped the nudists of privacy, and will bring unwarranted ‘stares’, ‘aggression’ and ‘judgements’.
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta

“I arrived here 15 years ago. This beach has remained virgin until now and it was a joy to enjoy its tranquility,” an Aquarela member told Levante. “We have bathed naked without problems — but now we have to defend what we have done with naturalness and freedom.” The nudists say L’Almadrava has long been neglected due to its thick sand and posidonia seagrass. But it was precisely this undesirability that has kept the ‘last virgin beach’ in the comarca of Alta Marina quiet, secluded and untouched. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Olive Press

Original publication 15 Mar, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th March 2019

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Driver survives dramatic 400ft cliff plunge on to nudist beach in north Devon
The bloodied driver managed to scramble from the wreck after it landed on the rocky beach below, which is popular with naked sunbathers

A DRIVER survived a 400ft cliff plunge on to a nudist beach.

He scrambled from the wreck bloodied but not seriously injured after it landed on rocks.

The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach
The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach

The car plummeted from one of Britain’s steepest roads on to Sillery Sands, a secluded north Devon beach popular with naked sunbathers in summer.

The shaken motorist managed to clamber up to some holiday flats to raise the alarm.

Witness Patricia Cannock said: “He doesn’t remember much but his face was a mess. He must have had a guardian angel looking out for him.”

Paramedics, police and more than 20 firefighters rushed to the scene.

An RNLI lifeboat crew was also scrambled to join other rescuers in case anyone else had been in the vehicle.

Devon and Cornwall Police incident manager Tony Joslin said: “It looks like the driver has had a pretty miraculous escape. The damage to the vehicle is extensive. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 11th March 2019

UPDATE: It was not initially clear whether the man was inside the car as it plunged to the bottom of the cliff or not.

Lynton Fire Station posted a report on Facebook in which they said the driver “had escaped the vehicle before it fell the full 200m and was able to get help from a nearby building”. Source: DevonLive

Posted on NatCorn 14th March 2019

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Big Beach Cleans – Newquay Zoo
Help us keep the shores clean this summer!

These FREE events will give you the chance to help the environment and learn more about local species, biodiversity and the shores around us.

Newquay, famously known for its beaches, is in need of a clean up to protect our local wildlife and beautiful coastlines. With litter being brought in by the tide and visitors to the beaches it has never been more important to help clean up our sands and learn a little on the way.

By helping us with our coastal clean ups, you could also be in with a chance of winning a penguin experience for two at Newquay Zoo. Simply book onto a beach clean with us to enter!*

Locations and Times:
Saturday 22nd June – Porth Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

Saturday 21st September – Towan Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

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Source: Newquay Zoo

Posted on NatCorn 12th March 2019

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Daring to bare: 150 nudists skip across a beach in practice run for world record attempt

  • Nudists gather on Perth beach for skinny dipping world record practice run
  • Event organiser hopes naked dip will help Perth to regain skinny dipping title
  • The Australian city held record for three years before Ireland took over in 2018

More than 150 nudists gathered together on a Perth beach in a practice run for a future attempt at the skinning dipping world record.

Georgia Rose, the event organiser, hopes the naked practice dip held on Saturday will help Perth regain the title for the largest number of people skinny dipping simultaneously.

The practice skinny dip event (pictured) at Swanbourne nudist beach, WA, attracted people from their early 20s up to their late 60s
The practice skinny dip event (pictured) at Swanbourne nudist beach, WA, attracted people from their early 20s up to their late 60s

The Australian city held the record for three years before Ireland took over in 2018.

Speaking about the practice dip, Ms Rose told The West Australian: ‘We were all celebrating positive body image and embracing all of who we are.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 10 February 2019

Posted on NatCorn 12th February 2019

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Nude beach flap in St. Lucie County after deputy ordered family with 5-year-old to leave

Whenever the discussion turns to nudism — ahem — I recall an episode of the old “Bob Newhart Show” where Bob is to give a lecture at what turns out to be a nudist camp. The director — buck naked — is seated behind a desk in a big leather chair.

Bob asks: “Don’t you stick to your chair?”

And speaking of sticky situations involving nudists (sorry!):

"Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don't have clothes on. And it's not a pick-up scene," said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.
“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,” said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip. MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM

Last week, our newsroom got an interesting email from Kai Luckan of Tampa. He, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were visiting St. Lucie County and decided to spend New Year’s Day at Blind Creek Beach.

Which, if you didn’t know, is a nude beach.

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Well, not officially; the county has never formally designated Blind Creek Beach as a “clothing optional” beach and there are no county signs identifying it as such. Visitors and folks from the Treasure Coast Naturists have used the beach sans “textiles” since 2014.

They tout its “family-friendly” atmosphere. Which is to say, sometimes there are nude kids on the beach, along with their parents. It’s never been a big deal.

It turned into one New Year’s Day when Luckan said his family was approached by a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy who said he’d gotten a complaint about Luckan’s daughter — and the family had to leave.

“He said it was an adult-only beach,” said Luckan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TCPalm

Original publication Jan 12, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2019

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Hundreds of competitors prepare to bare all for glory at annual Maslin Beach Nude Games
While hundreds of people strip off at Australia’s oldest nudist beach this weekend for the annual Maslin Beach Nude Games, a nude aficionado has said Australia’s naked history comes from much more than fleshy frivolity.

Key points:

  • The nude games will be held at Maslin Beach in South Australia
  • Hundreds of nudists will compete in a range of events, including the best bum competition
  • A nudist historian says nudism in Australia was influenced by German settlers

Instead, keen nudist historian and editor of Australia’s nudist magazine “TAN” Stuart Whelan said Australia’s fondness for nude beaches stemmed from war and German settlement.

Australian troops once used nudism to mollify “putrid, humid” conditions in the Pacific, he said.

“During the World War [II] the soldiers often bathed and swam naked,” Mr Whelan said.

“A new generation came back with this experience which they wanted to try and emulate here.”

Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together.
Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together. DAVID PILLAR

Mr Whelan said the affinity with nude swimming was “reinforced by European migration”, especially German settlers who saw nudism as more normal.

“They brought those ideas and wanted to experience them in their new country and that was the start of the [nudism] movement in Australia.”

The large migration of Germans to South Australia likely influenced the creation of some of the country’s oldest nudist clubs.

“I’m sure that was one of the things that made the establishment of the earlier clubs a lot easier,” Mr Whelan said.

“It was something wanted by the German community.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: abc

Original publication 11 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th January 2019

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Of nudists and bad spelling: Anthony Westbury recalls some of his favorite columns
After nearly three decades of prowling the newsroom and St. Lucie County streets, columnist Anthony Westbury is hanging up his notebook and retiring his ballpoint pen on Jan. 2. As he counts down the days, we’re sharing excerpts from some of his favorite columns.

Comfortable in their skin

My assignment Saturday was simple: Go to the beach and count naked people.

What could go wrong?

Well, as my colleague, Outdoors columnist Ed Killer, noted wryly, I was going to count nudists frolicking in the surf on the final day of “Shark Week” while in the shadow of a nuclear power plant.

Yep, only in Florida. Perfectly normal.

I decided to adopt a strict “only look ’em in the eyes” strategy when reporting this delicate assignment

“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,” said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.

It worked — most of the time. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TC Palm

Original publication Dec 20, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 23rd December 2018

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Nude Beach Etiquette & Rules
The Best Australian Nudist Beaches.

When someone tells you they’re coming to visit our vast and beautiful country, what’s the first thing you’ll suggest they see? Kangaroos? The Sydney Opera House? Bondi Beach? The Outback? Australia is known for a lot of things. After all we’re one of the most popular destinations in the world. The land down under boasts incredible tourist attractions and activities. But how about this for a crowd puller? Nude beaches. Yep that’s right. Nude beaches give new meaning to a land down under. I mean, they’re not a tourist attraction you usually find on a mainstream tourist itinerary. But we have plenty of them. So why not get your kit off, take the plunge and visit one?

Whether you’re daring and adventurous, or even just a little curious, Australia’s nude beaches are for you. Like most Australian beaches they’re bedazzlingly and beautiful. Nudists and naturists rave about them. So come on, let’s go on a nudie run through nude beach Australia to find out just how spectacular Australia’s nudist beaches are and what to expect when you’re on one.

Nudism is not a new movement or idea. It’s been around for more than 100 years. The first Olympics featured nude athletes. The first nudist colonies were set up back in 1891 in British India. They’ve been going strong ever since. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Idea

Original publication 11 Dec 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th December 2018

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Why you should visit a nude beach this summer
Young woman who stripped naked with her friend in public says it was life-changing – and has kept going back to ‘frolic’ with strangers since

Visiting a nudist beach is something many people – prudish or otherwise – could not imagine doing.

But one young woman is urging all women to try one this summer – in order to feel more ‘liberated’.

Jessa O’Brien, 29, from the Gold Coast, recalled her first experience at a nudist beach on the Great Ocean Road in 2013 – and the joy of ‘frolicking’ naked with strangers.

Jessa explained her first trip to a nudist beach (pictured) happened five years ago, when she and some friends had visited the Great Ocean Road
Jessa explained her first trip to a nudist beach (pictured) happened five years ago, when she and some friends had visited the Great Ocean Road

‘It was nearing the end of 2013 and a group of friends and I had hired out a house along the Great Ocean Road for New Year’s Eve,’ Jessa recalled on her blog.

‘While the party house boasted an awesome pool, not being big fans of tan lines at the time, my best friend and I were looking to get away and get topless.’

Jessa said she had been sunbathing topless for around four years beforehand, but had never fully gone nude on the beach.

However, that evening on her New Year’s break, she and a couple of friends decided it was time.

‘After a walk along Southside Beach, the further down we walked, the less bikini-clad the beachgoers became,’ she recalled.

‘Destination reached! Off came the tops!’. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 6 December 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th December 2018

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The day I was mistaken for a nudist
“Hey Tim, are there any ocean beaches near Canberra where I can legally swim naked?” audaciously asked an email from ‘‘Celeste’’ that lobbed into my inbox a few weeks ago.

As someone who prefers a ‘togs-on’ patch of sand on which to spread my towel, I was somewhat taken aback by the next line of Celeste’s request which read, “Someone told me, you’d be just the man to know!”

After a flurry of subsequent email exchanges, it turns out my curious correspondent confused your Akubra-clad columnist’s vocation of a naturalist (one who studies nature) with that of a naturist (basically, another term for a nudist).

Armands Beach on a sunny summer’s day
Armands Beach on a sunny summer’s day ARMANDS BEACH LEISURE GROUP & SAPPHIRE COAST TOURISM

What’s more, after a bit of digging, due to similar spelling of the two terms, apparently Celeste isn’t the first to make the error. In fact, some nature-based businesses have felt compelled to inform their potential customers of the crucial difference.

Take for example Aurora Expeditions who entice nature-lovers on adventure cruises to showcase the natural wonders of Antarctica and beyond. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Canberra Times

Original publication 1 December 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th December 2018

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‘Totally gutted’: Locals angry as nude beach in Australia set to stay

A councillor in Australia wants the local New South Wales government to intervene after the council voted to keep a remote Byron Bay beach optional of clothing.

Councillor Paul Spooner said the decision to keep the clothing optional declaration at Tyagarah Beach showed the council was “not listening” to locals.

Locals protested outside Byron Shire Council for the clothing optional declaration removed from Tyagarah Beach.
Locals protested outside Byron Shire Council for the clothing optional declaration removed from Tyagarah Beach.

“They are elected as representatives for the residents and it’s clear to me that the residents of that community do not want a nude beach anymore,” he said.

Tyagarah Beach was officially made clothing optional 20 years ago after locals petitioned for a legal nude beach, and has been enjoyed by people keen for a skippy dip since then. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: stuff

Original publication Nov 23 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th November 2018