Walk along the coastline of Waiheke Island and you may stumble upon a nude beach. But who decides if a beach is nude or not, and why do people like getting naked in winter? Glenn McConnell reports. They pop up out of the woods without warning.
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My extended family has its own nudist contingent — something we always regarded as an oddity when I was growing up, until I actually grew up and realised it was perfectly normal. So when we were looking around for things to do on our recent visit to Swanage, in Dorset, it seemed like an obvious choice. The entire beach is two and a half miles long, but the nudist bit takes up less than half of that. You also have to walk to it — the car park is some distance from the naturist section, which is clearly marked by signs. When we eventually arrive, the place is quiet. A swift, hopefully unintrusive glance at the people in this area of the beach is enough to confirm that we are definitely, unambiguously in the right spot. At first it simply feels weird — as if you forgot to do something, like get dressed.
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Skip navigation! Story from Build Self-Confidence. There aren't a lot of places where you can be totally naked in public at least, legally.
But if you want to be a pioneer in the backpacker world and start a new craze of visiting the worlds nudist beaches this article is one you really should read and remember. Picture one of those situations when you are in public and something really embarrassing happens and you just want to die. Now imagine that situation and being naked at the same time. Click at your own risk, original image has not been censored! Remember some people have been visiting nudist beaches for years, there is a certain etiquette to uphold, so for all you budding backpacker nudists out there here are a few tips on what not to do on a nude beach to make sure you know some unspoken nudist beach rules. You will soon be made aware if you have made this mistake. If you are going with friends make sure that you are all in agreement that you will all be nude. Remember some areas of the body get more day to day sunlight than others and also remember that the sun in Australia and New Zealand is particularly hot.