200 naked people vs the police: The battle to be nude on beach (via hulldailymail)

Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington has long been associated with naturism

Despite being one of the East Yorkshire coast’s most popular picturesque beaches telling someone you are heading to Fraisthorpe will still produces a wry smile.

Today the beach is full of families and you can even enjoy a drink in the new Cow Shed Café.

But for 30 years it was officially a naturist beach where you could go and strip bare without a care in the world.

But that all changed in the late 1990s.

We have taken a look back at this beauty spot’s chequered history.

Continue to source: https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/200-naked-people-vs-police-1909501

Byron’s nude beach gets stay of execution – (via Echonetdaily)

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.

Continue read source: https://www.echo.net.au/2018/03/byrons-nude-beach-gets-stay-execution/

No photos or curious: chronicle of an afternoon at the only nudist beach in Punta del Este (Via imfobae)

In Chihuahua, full nudity is suggested and tourists are not allowed to bother with provocative and persistent glances. The 6 golden rules that all visitors must comply with

Four people talk on the seashore. All are naked. They are two men and two women who are over 60 years old and only talk. They also laugh, point to some distant point, embrace and leave, each one on his way. The scene, which initially seems strange, begins to be friendly with the passing of minutes. Here there are no photos or provocative looks. All are respected.

Continue read source: https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2018/01/14/sin-fotos-ni-curiosos-cronica-de-una-tarde-en-la-unica-playa-nudista-de-punta-del-este/

What Hanlan’s Nude Beach Means to Toronto’s Queer Community (via Torontoist)

The beach will re-open on July 31 after being closed to the public since May due to extensive flooding.

Toronto Island Park, including Hanlan’s Point, will reopen Monday. In his announcement, Mayor John Tory said, “For many Torontonians summer isn’t complete without a visit to the Toronto Islands.” But for the LGBTQ community, this is an understatement. Hanlan’s Point is an historic LGBTQ site and, for our community, visiting it is a time-honoured tradition.

Running down the western coast of Toronto Island Park, Hanlan’s Point Beach has been flooded for most of the summer. Well above average rainfall since early April caused Lake Ontario’s water levels to rise higher than they had in decades, at times putting more than 40 per cent of the Toronto Islands underwater. The average Toronto resident probably found the loss of most of Toronto’s beaches for most of the summer distressing, but there are a few communities for whom Hanlan’s Point Beach is particularly significant.

Read source: http://torontoist.com/2017/07/hanlans-nude-beach-means-torontos-queer-community/

There’s a Hidden Nude Beach in Italy” and It Looks Absolutely Gorgeous (via POPSUGAR Australia Smart Living)

Nestled among the picturesque cliffs of Cinque Terre in Italy is a secret slice of paradise virtually devoid of sweaty tourists holding selfie sticks and wearing Hawaiian shirts. In fact, most adventurous visitors of this elusive destination probably aren’t wearing anything at all — because it’s a nude beach.

Known as Guvano Beach, this secluded spot is hidden on the coast of Corniglia (one of five villages that comprises Cinque Terre). The clothing-optional beach is pretty tricky to get to, but a few dedicated travel bloggers and insiders have spilled some helpful details on making the trek. Spoiler alert: if you have a fear of the dark, you may want to count yourself out on this one.

Read source: https://www.popsugar.com.au/smart-living/Hidden-Nude-Beach-Cinque-Terre-Italy-43782070

The battle over a Bulgarian beach: Nudists vs the new tenant (via The Sofia Globe)

Police have fined nudists at Bulgaria’s Delfin beach, a traditional clothing-optional strip for decades, in the latest episode of ongoing clashes between naturalists and the tenant of the beach who opposes public nudity.

Police from the town of Tsarevo and municipal officials descended following a complaint about public nudity at the beach, on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast between Varvara and Ahtopol.

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that it was obliged to respond to such a complaint.

Read source: http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/07/20/the-battle-over-a-bulgarian-beach-nudists-vs-the-new-tenant/

‘Dolphin’ Beach Near Ahtopol is no Longer Nudist – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency (via www.novinite.com)

For the first summer, the “Dolphin” beach near Ahtopol is no longer nudist, due to a new tenant. Conflicts between tourists with and without bathing suits won’t stop, reported bTV.

This year on the beach there is an area with umbrellas and lounges for people with swimwear and free for nudists. On this part of the Black Sea coast appeared signs calling for respect for decency, set by the new owner Danail Vlahovski.

“The beach is for normal people, and it is not possible for naked people to walk around like this,” he said

Source: http://www.novinite.com/articles/181197/%27Dolphin%27+Beach+Near+Ahtopol+is+no+Longer+Nudist

Lions Bay bursting at seams as nude beach becomes hotspot (via British Columbia)

Nudists and other visitors are flocking to a little known beach that has no public parking or bathrooms.

The quiet Sea-to-Sky community of Lions Bay is being overwhelmed as nudists and other visitors flock to a gravel beach that until recently was something of a local secret.
The main issue with the increasing popularity of clothing-optional Brunswick Beach is that there is no public parking on the surrounding roads and no public bathrooms for visitors to relieve themselves.

Source: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/lions-bay-bursting-at-seams-as-nude-beach-becomes-hotspot-1.3488964

Keep your pants on… the KZN nude beach not yet given the go-ahead (via www.timeslive.co.za)

Nudists will have to keep their clothes on for another holiday season.

The public protector’s report on KwaZulu-Natal’s first legal nudist beach is still a “work in progress”.

A report on the beach was due this month after claims that the SA National Naturists Association’s application to declare the 250m-long sandy stretch near Mpenjati Nature Reserve a legal nudist beach was not dealt with adequately.

However‚ public protector spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana said the report was not yet finalised.

“I cannot tell you when it will be released‚” Mosana said.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/2017-06-21-keep-your-pants-on-the-kzn-nude-beach-not-yet-given-the-go-ahead/