We’re hearing rumours that South Korea might get its first nude beach by 2017.
Apparently officials Gangwon Province are aiming to set up South Korea’s first nude beach in an attempt to boost the country’s east coast beaches, which lose out every year to the west coast in luring summer visitors from the capital Seoul.
This is not the first time the subject has been broached by government officials.
Gangwon Province tried to launch a female-only nude beach in 2005, while Gangneung City also deliberated, but ultimately scrapped, a nude beach idea due to public outcry. The same happened to a Jeju Island proposal in 2009.
Cynics see history repeating itself here, but if the country can push this through, (and re-aasure western visitors–especially female visitors–that their safety is a prime concern,) then Korea may be on to a winner.
Watch this space.
The naturist section of a UK beach made famous by the film Shakespeare in Love is to close because of complaints over people having sex in public. Naturists will be banned from one of my own favourite nude beaches, Holkham beach, Norfolk, from 1 July.
This is a great blow to the UK nudist movement and yet more proof that the growing usurpation of legitimate naturist resources by doggers and similar filth offers a serious threat to the naturist movement going forward.
I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe we should find a way to name and shame them. Your ideas would be appreciated.
Full story here.
Russia Cracks Down on “Unofficial” Nudists:
The perils of using unofficial beaches! The normally tolerant (at least where naturism is concerned,) Russian authorities seem to be taking a harder line when it comes to stripping off at unregulated venues, as this news report of a police raid on an unofficial beach near Minsk indicates.
The moral of the story is stay on the official beaches unless you’re SURE of the position and the attitude of the local authorities, and remember that attitiudes can change over time.
Read the article here.
CNN might not be best known as avid supporters of the nudist lifestyle, but they’ve come up with a list of 22 of what they consider to be the best places to skinny dip worldwide. The post also contains a slideshow of of the dazzling locations mentioned.
Be warned! You might not need swimsuits, but you’re going to need deep pockets to take advantage of some of the places on offer!
The locations really are worldwide, and include Japan, China, Croatia, the USA, France and loads more. Dear old UK only gets one mention, ( Lady Falls, near Brecon in Wales) but I can vouch for this one as it’s not a million miles from my home and I’ve used it several times. Unlike some of the others it’s free to use, but you’ll need to prepare yourself for the breathtaking coldness of the water when you take the plunge!
If you’ve used any of the places mentioned, why not comment on your impressions?
I guess Canada isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of relaxing on a nude beach, but it can boast some world class clothes-optional beaches and yes, the weather is often plenty warm enough!
The law regarding public nudity in Canada is not straightforward. There are dozens of nude beaches across the country, though only a handful of them are legally recognized as clothing-optional beaches. Many others are unofficially recognized as clothing-optional beaches where authorities do not arrest nude sunbathers.
This article from The Huffington Post shows you where to go. . .
And now some good news!
The UK organisation The National Trust, owners of Studland Beach near Bournmouth, Hampshire, have agreed to the extension of the nudist section of the beach.
This follows a comprehensive clampdown on the “unsuitable” behaviour which had previously threatened the beach’s future.
Congratulations to the teams of genuine nudist volunteer wardens who patrol the nudist area to keep it clear of the filth which contaminates so many of our nudist areas, threatening their existence and turning public opinion against real nudism.
Now, just another 1000 beaches to clean up . . .!
Full story here
The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin announced today that the nude beach near Mazomanie would be shut down on weekdays. The DNR said that the move was to combat the growing menace of so-called nudists having public sex and doing drugs in the woods.
My last three posts have been about closures and clampdowns due to the behaviour of people who I refer to as “fake naturists”, ( ie. the sex, swinging and flashing crowd who have hijacked our movement.)
I’m really, really, disappointed, and more than a little tired of fighting against these people. Am I fighting a lost cause? Does anybody else care? Or am I doomed to become a solitary nudist, restricted to the confines of my own back garden, having relinquished control of the beaches and resorts to the fakes?
Let me know your thoughts.
Pirate’s Cove is one of the prettiest spots on California’s San Luis Obispo County’s southern coast, and one of the best nude beaches in the area. Up to now it’s always been a quiet, undeveloped spot passed over by the masses who head to Avila and Pismo.
That may all change in the next couple years as the county converts the area to a public park, complete with a paved parking lot, improved trails and restrooms.
Are we in danger of losing yet another fine beach?
Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/02/2413927/so-what-if-the-countys-only-nude.html