Beach Etiquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrary to what one might think,┬áhaving a dark tan or a buffed body have never been pre-requisites for visiting a clothing optional beach…but having good manners and a respectful disposition will always make one look good. These are the same considerations and common sense that can be used when going to any beach or in any outdoor social situation. So whether you’re a neophyte naturist or a veteran of the “clothing optional” seaside, or even just curious, here are some general guidelines to follow when visiting a nude beach…and remember that people with good manners and social skills tend to get more invitations and make more friends.

 

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Don’t gawk
  • Don’t take pictures (unless given permission)
  • Leave the binoculars behind for bird watching
  • Don’t engage in sex
  • Don’t litter
  • Don’t play loud music
  • Keep the dogs at home…or at least on a very short leash
  • Before you go topless, bottomless, or both…know the legal status of the beach. Not all beaches are “clothing optional.”
  • Treat people with mutual respect and common courtesy
  • Do bring plenty of sunscreen ( you never know when you’ll be asked to share)
  • Do clean up before you leave and take your trash with you
  • Leave it like you found it…a pristine and unspoiled “clothing optional” beach experience for all to enjoy