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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Source: The Sun

29 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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