Tag Archives: coast

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

When Piping Plovers Closed Down Rhode Island’s Nudist Beach

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

Piping plovers v. nudists
Piping plovers v. nudists

The piping plovers are a federally protected endangered species.

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

Source: GoLocalProv

Original publication June 13, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th June 2018

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

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

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

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

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

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

Source: The Irish Times

Original publication Aug 25, 2014

Posted on NatCorn 3rd May 2018

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: The Star Vancouver

Original publication April 10, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 14th April 2018

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

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

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

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

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

Source: Cantarriján al Día

Original publication marzo 28, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th April 2018

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

La fortuna de ser nudista en España

Hay quien cree que el nudismo en nuestro país es una práctica en declive. Que cada vez se ven menos jóvenes, o que hay un retroceso legal con ordenanzas municipales como las que lo prohíben en Cádiz para sus playas urbanas (avalada por el Tribunal Supremo) o en San Pedro del Pinatar en todo su territorio. Puede ser cierto, pero…

Pero hay que poner las cosas en su contexto:

Elige un punto del litoral español. Cualquiera. Y comprobarás que, en una distancia no mayor de media hora en coche, puedes encontrar una playa de uso nudista. Me atrevo a decir que esto no sucede en ningún otro país del mundo, ni siquiera en Croacia, que desde hace décadas entiende que el turismo nudista-naturista como un nicho importante de negocio y lo promociona de manera preferente. Mi experiencia personal buscando playas nudistas en países como Portugal, Grecia o Italia confirma que, fuera de España, es mucho más difícil. En lugares como Menorca, Fuerteventura o el levante almeriense, de hecho, las playas y calas donde desnudarse son mayoría. En el interior, la cosa cambia; hay algunas áreas en pantanos y ríos “de tradición nudista”, pero son escasas, escondidas y claramente minoritarias. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Viviendo Desnudos

Original publication February 5th, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th February 2018

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Cornwall’s bathing waters score a 100 per cent pass rate against tougher new standards

All of Cornwall’s beaches have made the grade against tough bathing water quality standards, according to figures published by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality
Gyllyngvase Beach, which has been rated excellent for its water quality

Of the 142 designated bathing waters assessed in Devon and Cornwall just three in Devon have been rated as ‘poor’ under new standards introduced in 2015, which are twice as tough as in previous years.

In Falmouth, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool were rated excellent with Maenporth coming in as good while Church Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Polurrian Cove, Porthleven and Praa Sands were also all rated as excellent. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Falmouth Packet

21st November 2017
Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

As Nature Intended – an insight by a female first time naturist

Naturism, nudism…it seemed the same to me. I couldn’t tell you the difference between the two concepts. I never thought of it beyond stereotypes: something done by “eccentric” people, somehow related to exhibitionism, and mostly done by men.

However, some time ago a friend told me about naturism, how she became a member of Irish Naturist Association and how much she enjoyed naturist outings and being in contact with nature, as nature intended. She also told me how popular naturism is in some Central European countries, how naturism is practiced by families plus the benefits for children as they learn to appreciate and accept their own bodies and other people’s bodies, apart from sexual connotations, in a respectful environment. Talking to her inspired a genuine curiosity in me and I felt that I should try, at least try.

However, I always told her that my preference would be to experience naturism in a warmer location than Ireland. I am quite a shivery/chilly person, and the idea of going nude in Ireland was inconceivable for me. I have never worn sandals or shorts in Ireland and I’m always fully wrapped up. Of course, I have never dipped my feet in the Irish Sea, despite the insistence of my children. I have always been a little envious of people swimming throughout the whole year in places such as Seapoint or the Forty Foot.

A few days ago, my friend invited me to join a naturist group of people to go to the beach. As this was likely to be the last sunny and warm day of the year, I did not want to miss this opportunity. So finally, I postponed my commitments and decided to join, ready for my first nudist experience. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

1st November 2017
Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Getting naked in Messinia, Greece

As the end of the summer, and thus the end if the naturist season as well, in Greece was fastly approching, we had to evaluate our options for the next ten to fifteen days. Our main plan was actually to head north, in the direction of Thessaloniki and try our luck for finding some last Greek nude beaches over there, but then our eye fell on an entry in our Google search saying Kalokeri Villas. Well, it was mostly the word “villas” that got our intention because we had no idea what “Kalokeri” means (meanwhile we know that it means “summer holiday”) and a villa was a type of accommodation that we still had to cross from our list.

So we went back the same way we had come only weeks ago, we’d been to north Peloponnese, east and south-east Peloponnese, but for some unexplainable reason we never considerd visiting the south-west of the peninsula. Until now. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Naked Wanderings

28th October 2017
Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise

The British have once again proved that knowingly wear the title of most pretentious nation on the planet, having started a Grand swim naked, which only remembers Druridge Bay in Nothumberland, reports Rus.Media. About 400 naked absolutely enthusiasts of both sexes, regardless of age or body type, the sun bravely went into the icy waters of the North sea.

400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise Enchanting sight!
400 naked people plunged into the sea with the sunrise
Enchanting sight!

What are they, you ask? And that they have a charity event like this. Called North East Skinny Dip (“North East skinny dipping”), it was held for the seventh time, and invented it in 2011, 38-year-old paramedic from Sunderland JAX Higginson.

The event takes place completely naturally: people splashing in the icy waves, embraces, uplifts hands to the sun and generally enjoying life in every way. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sherbrook Times

17th October 2017
Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Is skinny dipping illegal in the UK and does nude swimming count as outraging public decency?
Hundreds of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year – but could it land you in handcuffs?

HUNDREDS of swimmers strip off and run into chilly British seas each year whether for charity swims or a cheeky dip.

But, is skinny dipping legal and could stripping off land you in handcuffs?

People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland
People take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Beach in Nothumberland PA:PRESS ASSOCIATION

Paragraph text Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

29 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Public nakedness in Essex: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This year’s rather warm temperature could be making people want to strip off, with a spate of public nakedness incidents reported across Essex.

From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all
From nudist camps to flashers, Essex has it all

In Essex, public nakedness has taken many forms.

From naked bike rides and nudist camps, to indecent exposure in public, we whittle down the good, the bad and the ugly of public nakedness. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: EssexLive

18 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Israeli Olympic swimmer’s new innovation lets you skinny dip without being totally exposed
Have you ever wanted to go skinny dipping but were too embarrassed to expose your private parts to the entire beach? Guy Barnea, an Israeli Olympic swimmer, found a solution with his new innovation: a floating clothes hanger upon which people may hang their swimsuits deep in the water and retrieve them before returning to the beach.

Israeli Olympic swimmer Guy Barnea has come up with a new innovation aimed at helping those interested in skinny dipping without exposing their private parts to the entire beach: a floating clothes hanger. The innovation, which is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign, proposes to install floating clothes hangers within the ocean’s waters, where those interested in skinny dipping can leave their bathing suits in order to swim naked. However, the catch is that they will be able to wear their swimsuits before and after entering the water without showing off their goods to other beach-goers.

Getting naked in the sea
Getting naked in the sea Channel 2 News

“Following a video shoot that included skinny dipping, I was surprised by the liberating pleasure that this experience provided everyone, which is completely different from the experience of swimming in bathing suits,” Barnea explained. “In my opinion, this is a business potential that has not properly been realized to date. Many people will pay for the experience, just as they are used to paying for enjoyable experiences such as watching a movie or eating at a restaurant.” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: JOL

17 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Reivindicaciones en los Baños del Carmen

Vuelven las reivindicaciones alternativas a los Baños del Carmen. Activistas promueven jornadas nudistas en su entorno para reflexionar sobre el estado de la playa, que pierde “cada vez más espacio público”

Los Baños del Carmen vuelven a ser escenario de reivindicaciones alternativas. En este caso, la Asamblea Ciudadana por la Supervivencia deesta zona ha celebrado jornadas nudistas con el fin de poner el foco en la situación de la playa. Así lo explica una de las activistas de este colectivo, Leticia González, que en palabras a EL OBSERVADOR / www.revistaelobservador.com ha confirmado que…

…se han celebrado hasta dos encuentros para responder también “a extorsiones que veníamos sufriendo”. “El nudismo es un aspecto más que mantiene viva la playa”, continúa, “es una de las características, como su bosque o su entorno, que la hacen diferente al resto de playas de Málaga”. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Ecologistas Naturistas

15 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Cornwall’s World Belly Board Championships will return in 2018
They were cancelled for two years

It has been announced that wacky and wonderful World Belly Board Championships will return to Cornwall next year.

The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion
The World Belly Board Championships were always a well attended occasion

The much-loved competition, hosted for 13 years by the National Trust, will return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus and will now be organised and hosted by one of the original co-founders and the RNLI.

The trust said it was handing the event over in order to focus further resources on nature conservation and habitat management work, predominantly to improve the key coastal sites it protects. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

14 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Hurricane Irma Wrecks Caribbean Islands and Club Orient Resort

Though many parts of Florida were bracing for the worst from Hurricane Irma this weekend, the storm seems to have caused the most damage to a number of Caribbean islands last week. This includes the island of St. Martin, where at least nine people died and Dutch officials said 70% of homes were damaged or destroyed.

Photo of the Hurricane Irma aftermath in St. Martin
Photo of the Hurricane Irma aftermath in St. Martin Jonathan Falwell / Twitter

St. Martin is also home to a premier clothing-optional vacation resort, Club Orient. The large resort sustained severe damage to its property, facilities and 130+ rooms. A number of buildings were flattened, and Orient Beach (a clothing-optional beach accessible to the public) is gone.

One of the resort’s unit owners sent out this report: Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Young Naturists of America

12 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Killer Portuguese men o’ war wash up on Cornwall beaches
‘The Floating Terror’ are made up of four different organisms working together and have been spotted on several Cornish beaches

Killer jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on several Cornwall beaches and people are issuing warnings issued over their deadly stings.

This Portuguese man o' war has been found in Cornwall
This Portuguese man o’ war has been found in Cornwall Newquay Beachcomber

The Portuguese men o’ war, which are made up of four different organisms working together, have been spotted on beaches near Newquay and in Bude.

Newquay Beachcombing shared the picture of what is also known as ‘the floating terror’ and people have commented that they saw a lot of them on Cornish beaches. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

12 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Cantarriján, en Almuñécar, primera playa naturista que consigue el sello de calidad ambiental

La playa naturista de Cantarriján, perteneciente al municipio de Almuñécar (Granada), es la primera de España en conseguir la certificación con la norma internacional ISO 14001 de gestión ambiental y una de las diez primeras playas en certificarse en Andalucía con la citada norma.

Cantarriján, Primera Playa Naturista Que Consigue El Sello De Calidad Ambiental
Cantarriján, Primera Playa Naturista Que Consigue El Sello De Calidad Ambiental AYUNTAMIENTO DE ALMUNÉCAR

Así lo ha manifestado en una nota el concejal de Medio Ambiente y Playas, Luis Aragón, que junto al edil de Turismo, Rafael Caballero Jiménez, hosteleros y técnicos izaron la bandera en la citada playa el galardón que así lo señala.

Con este reconocimiento a este enclave único y privilegiado en un espacio natural, situado en el Paraje Natural de Maro-Cerro Gordo, se le une un sistema que asegura “un adecuado control ambiental de todos los procesos involucrados en la gestión municipal de la playa”, dijo Aragón en el acto. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: 20 Minutos

10 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria has no national law regarding nudism

Bulgaria has no national legal regulation on the practice of nudism, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told the National Assembly during Question Time on September 8.

Angelkova was answering a question about the continuing dispute between the concession-holders and naturists at Delfin (“Dolphin”) Beach on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast.

There was no explicit prohibition or sanctions regarding nudism, “there is no explicit order as to how visitors can use beaches, in terms of their appearance,” she told Parliment. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Sofia Globe

09 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea. Alamy

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Playas nudistas en Santander
[Subhead]

Como ya te hemos comentado en numerosas ocasiones, el nudismo no está prohibido en ninguna playa de España, aunque si eres aficionado a esta práctica y no te apetece que te miren mal, lo mejor que puedes hacer es ir a una playa que haya sido declarada nudista o que tenga tradición naturista. Por suerte, en nuestro país no suele haber mucho problema para encontrar este tipo de arenales.

En Cantabria, por ejemplo, podrás encontrar varias playas de tradición nudista, si bien es cierto que ninguna de ellas se encuentra en Santander. Eso sí, podrás disfrutar de algunas de ellas en los alrededor de la capital cántabra. ¡Te hablamos de las mejores a continuación! Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Playas Calas

05 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

El nudismo genera millones de euros anuales a Italia
La cultura del naturismo gana adeptos y le genera a Italia crecientes ingresos turísticos, que podrían aumentar para estar a tono con otros países europeos.

La cultura del naturismo, que además del nudismo implica contacto directo con la naturaleza, nutrición sana, nada de alcohol y deportes en el exterior, gana adeptos y le genera a Italia crecientes ingresos turísticos, que podrían aumentar para estar a tono con otros países europeos. Desde las playas de Guvano en Liguria al Oasis de Capocotta en Lazio, desde Punta Ferruccio en Abruzzo a las Lagunas del Mort en Véneto son algunos de los 50 sitios específicos donde se practica el naturismo en la península.

Los italianos representan una minoría huéspedes extranjeros entre los clientes que se alojan en algún destino naturista.
Los italianos representan una minoría huéspedes extranjeros entre los clientes que se alojan en algún destino naturista. fotogalería

A Italia todavía le falta camino por recorrer si se compara con otros países, comenzando por Francia que inauguró su primer parque público nudista; Croacia, destino top del estilo durante este verano y España, en especial las Islas Baleares. Estos son los paraísos donde la Frei Korper Kultur (FKK), la “Cultura del cuerpo libre” surgida en Alemania en el siglo XIX tiene menos restricciones y está reglamentada por leyes propias, aunque en la península itálica también se espera que la tendencia produzca “un pequeño tesoro”.

“El naturismo involucra al día de hoy a cerca de 491.200 italianos, de los cuales sólo tres de cada diez pasan sus vacaciones en el país. En conjunto los naturistas, italianos y extranjeros, aportarán al turismo nacional 1.600.000 visitantes y una facturación de poco más de 54 millones de euros” este año, afirmó Massimo Feruzzi, autor de una completa investigación del tema. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Perfil

04 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

¿Qué quieren saber los jóvenes sobre nudismo?

Esta guía nace con la intención de recapitular y reunir toda la información que se encuentra en Info Nudismo dispuesta al alcance de aquellos que se quieren iniciar en el mundo del naturismo y más concretamente del nudismo. Me dirijo especialmente a los jóvenes menores de 35 años ya que son los que más escasean y más se acercan a mi edad.

Yo soy un joven de 24 años que se ha iniciado hace un par de años en el mundo del nudismo, al principio tenía muchísimas dudas de todo tipo, por lo que me puse a investigar por Internet. Si bien encontraba información ésta era excesivamente abundante y era muy difícil encontrar documentación fiable y de calidad.

Con el tiempo fui reuniendo una gran cantidad de documentos y artículos que me interesaban, con toda aquella información que uno busca al iniciarse, descartando la paja y dejando lo que he considerado realmente interesante. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

02 September, 2017, 5:40 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

The best weekend of our life, our first mini-vacation together!

Wow people, what an amazing weekend did we have. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, we visited the island Vlieland. And even though we thought weather would be crap ( it was when we left our home ), we actually had sun all weekend!

Harmen

We arrived around 8.30am at the port of Harlingen and 30 minutes later the ferry left main land behind us. It’s about a 1,5 hour trip with the ferry to Vlieland. Because our hotel was only 1,5 kilometer from the port of Vlieland, we decided to walk instead of renting some bicycles. Our feet regret that decision very much haha. We walked a lot this weekend. Well… a lot for us, people that don’t walk a lot. But I’m very sure that we walked at least 20 kilometers this weekend.

Anyhow, we arrived at the hotel and even though check-in usually is around 3 pm, we had the luxury to enter our room immediately. Because this weekend was for just the two of us and no kids were with us, Santana had to collect her breastmilk, otherwise her breasts would explode! Luckily the people at the hotel were nice enough to offer her some room in the fridge to keep it fresh enough to bring home for Jaxson. So thumbs up for that. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Bare Thoughts

01 September, 2017, 5:40 pm

Aerial Cornwall Logo
© Aerial Cornwall

Bank Holiday Monday! ☀️
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend of perfect summer weather!


@StarboardWind #Cornwall
📍50…

RT @AerialCornwall:

Bank Holiday Monday!
Bank Holiday Monday! Aerial Cornwall

View original on Twitter https://twitter.com/natcorn/status/902275128884477952
Re-tweeted by @natcorn
28 August, 2017, 9:02 pm

Source: @AerialCornwall

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Two new Costa Blanca nudist beaches declared official
VILLA JOYOSA council has declared their nudist beaches official!

The popular coves of Racó de Conill and l’Esparralló have been declared areas of traditional naturism and the council will continue to promote tourism to them by means of a poster campaign. The two nudist beaches – part of a 15 kilometre stretch – have long been famous for naked sunbathing and swimming but, until now, have not been officially recognised.

At the start of this week, the municipality placed new signs at the entrances to the beaches which proudly state in both Spanish and Valencian that it’s an ‘area of nudist traditions’.

RACÓ DE CONILL: Now declared an official nudist beach.
RACÓ DE CONILL: Now declared an official nudist beach. Flickr

The Racó de Conill is a small cove with a beach around 200 metres long and part of Finestrat. Access is via a short road with the final section completed on foot.

The beach at l’Esparrelló is on the other side of the town, near to Paradís beach, and is 160 metres in length. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: RTN

21 August, 2017, 6:50 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Living the Dream, by Pat Gallagher, president of Irish Naturist Association

Sitting here in front of the computer on a miserable Sunday morning with torrential downpours outside, and reading the naturist blog. Then it occurred to me that I have never made a contribution, so now seems as good a time as any.

Many reading this blog may know me and Mary. Many others will not. Mary and I discovered the freedom of not having to wear clothes back in the mid 70s. We were fortunate enough to have got the lend of a friends caravan near to a beach in Co Wexford. We usually went in June and mid- week the beach was mostly empty. We had a wind cheater for comfort. I soon realised that when I came out of the water and dried off I was still wearing a wet bathing trunks. After a day or so I dispensed with the trunks after swimming and discovered this sense of total freedom. Mary was somewhat fearful that someone might come along and see me, but then she copied my actions and discovered for herself how free it was to be naked and not have to wear wet clothing. We soon dispensed with the costumes altogether and strolled around as nature intended us to be. When we would see a person coming along we simply went to cover behind the wind cheater.

Lunch on the veranda
Lunch on the veranda

We took to this lifestyle like a duck to water, soon exploring quiet beaches and lakes where we could be naked. We even found a small corner of our semi detached house. Where with the use of a blanket on the clothes line we were not seen from the neighbour. We continued this scenario for a number of years until we discovered the Irish Naturist Association and joined. The association then was somewhat of a secret society with one venue in south Co Dublin. Occasional visits to Brittas beach where we spent most of the time in a large sand dune for fear we might be seen. However, over the years we progressed and soon had proper beach outings and the use of a corporation pool on a weekly basis. Now we were practising proper naturism. …Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

20 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Cornwall faces fines over dog beach bans

Beach goers in Cornwall are facing fines for taking their dogs on the sand, as new rules hit.

Figures show it is 15 people since April, when Public Space Protection Orders came in.

It means Cornwall Council now has more powers to crack down on people breaching seasonal dog bans.

That includes on the spot fines of up to £100. …Read full original article…

Source: Pirate FM

19 August, 2017, 6:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Playas diferentes para vivir nuevas experiencias

Pasadas las fiestas del día de la Virgen, el tórrido estío parece entrar en una hondonada de profundo tedio y apatía. No son pocos los que afrontan la segunda quincena de agosto resignados, contando las horas para volver al trabajo o a la escuela. En abril dirán lo contrario. Otros tantos apuran sus últimos días de vacaciones y otros muchos la comienzan ahora. Sea como fuere, la playa sigue siendo el principal reclamo del descanso estival. El profesor Ramón Reig escribió el pasado miércoles en estas páginas que «las puestas de sol en la Playa del Pico del Loro son para alegrarse de haber nacido». Y es que, al fin y al cabo, del verano siempre guardamos los atardeceres a pie de playa, con la consiguiente maldición a esos mosquitos que salen nada más ocultarse el astro rey. Recuerdos en los que siempre están nuestros familiares: esposas, esposos, madres, padres, hijos, hijas, hermanos, hermanas, cuñados, cuñadas, suegros, suegras, perros, perras… Un momento, ¿perros y perras?

CHAPUZÓN CANINO

Según datos de 2016 de la Consejería de Justicia e Interior, Andalucía cuenta con 2.394.455 perros. Teniendo en cuenta que Andalucía tiene 8.388.107 habitantes, la proporción resultante es de un perro cada cuatro andaluces. El verano dispara la tasa de abandonos de animales de compañía, en especial los perros. Esto se debe a que la oferta turística que permite la conciliación estival entre perros y humanos es aún escasa, a pesar de que muchos de estos últimos consideran a los primeros como parte de sus familias.

En la localidad malagueña de Estepona se encuentra la playa de Arroyo Vaquero, que alberga la urbanización Costanatura, el primer complejo naturista de España.
En la localidad malagueña de Estepona se encuentra la playa de Arroyo Vaquero, que alberga la urbanización Costanatura, el primer complejo naturista de España. El Correo

Aunque la Ley de Costas no dice nada sobre perros, la Junta de Andalucía emitió en 1998 un decreto, que desempolvó en 2015, y que prohíbe el acceso de animales de compañía a las aguas y zonas de baño «durante la temporada de baño». …Read full original article…

Source: El Correo

19 August, 2017, 5:20 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Estas son las 10 mejores playas nudistas de España
Los bajos niveles de bacterias contaminantes en sus aguas hacen de esta decena de arenales los mejores y más seguros para disfrutar de un baño sin riesgo de contraer enfermedades.

Fácil, barato y no apto para tímidos. Así es el nudismo. Para los amantes de esta práctica no hay nada como sentir el aire y el sol en contacto con la piel descubierta. Se puede practicar en casa o en la calle. Y solo, con amigos o en familia. Solamente hay que echarle algo de valor para atreverse a experimentar ese placer que sienten los afiliados a la Federación Española de Naturismo.

Sin embargo, el medio de más tradición y en el que más a gusto se sienten los aficionados son las playas. En España hay 441 arenales que están declarados como nudistas. Desde EL ESPAÑOL, hemos elaborado este ránking en el que han sido seleccionadas las diez mejores playas nudistas de España por la calidad de sus aguas. El baremo utilizado son los datos de la Agencia Europea del Medio Ambiente (AEMA), un organismo que tiene en cuenta la presencia en el agua de dos bacterias: Escerichia coli y Enterococo.

Playa Levante, ubicada en la localidad de Formentera.
Playa Levante, ubicada en la localidad de Formentera. Archivo

Estos microbios, de origen intestinal, se encuentran normalmente en las aguas fecales y acaban en el mar cuando estas masas acuáticas se mezclan con los cauces fluviales. Para medir la calidad del agua, se ha establecido un top 10 en el que se valora la menor presencia de estos dos agentes contaminantes como positiva. …Read full original article…

Source: El Español

17 August, 2017, 6:10 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

National Surf Lifesaving Championships return to Cornwall

32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.

Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children.

Around 1,000 competitors are set to take part in the championships this week.
Around 1,000 competitors are set to take part in the championships this week. Photo: ITV West Country

32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.

Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children. …Read full original article…

Source: ITV

16 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

North without legal naturist beaches take Portuguese for Galicia
Praia da Barra, Cangas de Morrazo, near Vigo, is one of the most requested for naturists that until the weekends moving to that beach so you can enjoy the nature without textiles glued to the body

A falta de uma praia naturista legalizada no Norte de Portugal, obriga os milhares de naturistas que existem naquela região a debandarem para as praias da Galiza, em Espanha, para a prática de nudismo, em contacto com a natureza.

Em entrevista à Lusa sobre a inexistência de espaços para praticar naturismo no Norte de Portugal, sem prevaricar contra a lei, o presidente da Federação Portuguesa de Naturismo (FPN), Rui Elvas, explicou que apesar de haver milhares de naturistas na região, esses veraneantes têm de se deslocar para a Galiza, a zona mais próxima com areais legalizados para o nudismo.

A Praia da Barra, em Cangas de Morrazo, perto de Vigo (Espanha), é uma das mais requisitadas para naturistas portugueses do Norte que até aos fins de semana se deslocam àquele areal para poderem usufruir da natureza sem os têxteis colados ao corpo, descreve o presidente da FPN. …Read full original article…

Source: OS Naturistas

15 August, 2017, 5:25 pm

Large NatCorn Logo
© NatCorn

Cornwall to host Britain’s first ever coasteering race, from St Michael’s Mount to Land’s End

A herculean adventure race that combines running and the extreme sport of coasteering is set to make a big splash in Cornwall.

Contenders will run 20 miles from St Michael’s Mount to Land’s End in what is being billed as a UK first – the Man vs Coast.

Are you brave enough to take on Man Vs Coast?
Are you brave enough to take on Man Vs Coast?

As if that did not sound hard enough, along the way you’ll have to be coasteering, an activity that involves low-level rock climbing, sea swimming and cliff jumps into the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean. …Read full original article…

Source: Cornwall Live

14 August, 2017, 6:45 pm

iWalk Cornwall Logo
iWalk Cornwall © iWalk Cornwall

Barrel jellyfish on the St Just to Messack Point circular walk

@CornwallAONB @downthecove @Cornwall_Coast @beauty_cornwall 

RT @iwalkc:

Barrel jellyfish
Barrel jellyfish iWalk

View original on Twitter https://twitter.com/iwalkc/status/896779641020710913
Re-tweeted by @natcorn
14 August, 2017, 5:25 pm

Source: @iwalkc