Byron Shire Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional in the longer term
A spokesperson for the local naturist group told public access that the current trial, which was originally slated for three months but has continued for five, had been a success in clearing out seamy sex abusers whose presence on the beach had increasingly riled beachgoers and local residents.
She called for the beach’s clothing optional status to be confirmed, following the erection of signage, daily police patrols and a range of initiatives by her group. Continued…Read full original article…
Tauranga will host a mass skinny dip for a good cause next year.
Registrations have opened for the inaugural “Nude Dude” charity swim to be held on March 15, 2018, at an unnamed Western Bay beach.
After registering, nude dudes – who can be of any gender – must fundraise a certain amount – $300 for individuals and $1000 for groups of up to four – to make the cut for the R18 birthday suit 100m splash in the surf.
Only those competing will be given access to the beach, and there will be no spectators allowed.
The swim will be a fundraiser for Tauranga’s Breast Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional and practical support for women with breast cancer and their families, and receives no government funding. Continued…Read full original article…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
“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…
North Rincon Beach (locally known as Bates Beach, named after the beach’s access from Bates Rd.) is at the southern tip of Santa Barbara County, just north of Rincon Point.
The beach was once a safe, family-friendly environment that attracted several hundred people on summer weekends. On the convenient eastern end, people in bathing suits came to exercise their dogs and watch the world-class surfers practice their skills. The more remote western end served many people who enjoyed a clothing-optional beach experience. These traditional uses of the beach served the public well for over 40 years
Beach tourists ate at local restaurants, stayed in local hotels, and brought in estimated half-million dollars into the local Carpinteria economy. A cooperative attitude worked well for the local community and allowed law enforcement officials to focus on significant incidents.
In 1977, in response to complaints of inappropriate behavior at several other nearby nude beaches, the county passed an ordinance banning public nudity throughout Santa Barbara. The law was used to close most of the beaches to nude use, except Bates, which continued on with few problems for another 20 years. Cont…Read full original article…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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!
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…