The Bare Bistro has been a treasured amenity at the naturist park since 2007. Like in the swimming pool, clubhouse, on the volleyball courts or campgrounds, clothing is not only absent in the Bistro’s dining room, but it is generally not permitted.
“We’re not clothing optional,” Bare Oaks manager Karen Grant tells me. “When visitors come, they’re expected to adhere to the dress code.” The term “dress code” is perhaps a bit misleading then, since the dress code amounts to no clothing at all.
“Naturism as all about respect for one’s self, and respect for the body,” Grant continues. “You’ll find that once people shed the inhibitions of clothing, there’s nothing to hide behind anymore. This place is very social; our members are always smiling and holding out a hand to anyone who’s new.”