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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
Naturists ask that nudism be respected on the beaches of nudist tradition Cedida

“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

Posted on NatCorn 10th August 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

Posted on NatCorn 6th August 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

Posted on NatCorn 4th August 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

Posted on NatCorn 26th July 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