(Closed) Would you ever go to a nude beach?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Would you ever go to a nude beach?
    yes : (72 votes)
    67 %
    no : (36 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually live failr close to one, lol. I live in South Florida and the one close to me is clothing optional. I have gone with clothes on and just take off my top but laied down on my tummy. If you feel comfortable in showing off a bit more skin then go for it.

    Post # 4
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    In Sweden we have nude beaches, but separately, for women or men only.. I do believe we have nude beaches alltogether, but I’ve only been on the nude beach for the ladies.. it does feel awkward though.. :S

    Post # 5
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Being Nude (especially public nudity) is a much bigger issue in the USA than in other parts of the world.

    You will find that there are many topless beaches for example thru-out the Caribbean.  And yes some that are fully nude or “clothing optional”

    It really isn’t a big deal… you partake or you don’t it is up to you. 

    There are certainly Rules of Etiquette that go with nudity. 

    Make up your mind if this activity is for you… but if it isn’t do not stand around and GAWK (this is a huge issue on some Beaches in the Caribbean… where those who like to sunbathe “au natural” state they can’t stand the tourists who come just to look see)  That is voyeurism plain and simple… and well kind of gross.

    Respect people’s privacy.  Do not take their pictures !!

    Be discreet… rubbing suntan lotion all over your “private bits” in public is seen as being a bit of an attention grabber.  Do your first application before you take your clothes off back in the Hotel.  And if you need to reapply… don’t stand up and make a big performance out of it (or have your Boyfriend or Best Friend / SO / Fiance / Husband rub it on your boobies !!)

    If there is any sort of furniture around… be it a chair, sunlounger, or bar stool at the cafe… bring a towel to sit on if you are going bottomless.

    Better yet, don’t feel you have to be naked all the time… there is nothing wrong with slipping on and off your bathing suit as appropriate.

    In my experience (somewhat limited), there is no pressure ever to participate at all, be that fully or partially.  You do what you feel comfortable doing.  For example at a fully nude beach, it is perfectly acceptable to just go topless.  Many report that they went to such beaches, were a bit nervous about the whole thing and left. Others say they got comfy and lay on their stomach with their top undone / off, and eventually were able to roll over without issue.  Some say, they got comfy with that and then took off the bottoms.  Others have said they just arrived, and plunged in and stripped right off.

    The one thing EVERYONE SAYS is areas of your body that don’t get sun normally are EXTREMELY SUN SENSITIVE.  Caribbean Sunburns are bad enough… but get one on your buttocks or boobies, and you could be in SEVERE PAIN with SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES (this from the lady who badly sunburned her foot last year on a Snorkelling Trip on a very cloudy day… while sitting on a beach chair out of the water, drinking one fancy umbrella drink… I figure I just missed a spot with the suntan lotion.  It took 2 weeks for my ankle to heal)

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 6
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    There are a few “nude-welcome” beaches close to where I live.  I am fine going topless there – but still not up to having my foof on show.  There are other beaches we go to which are deserted and there we go nude – majority of the times we are the only ones on the beach or there’s another couple a fair distance away.

    Post # 7
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    @Cariad:  I feel uncomfortable if it’s more than topless sunbathing on the “ladies beach”… LOL

    Post # 8
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i often sunbathe topless/nude, but only if there’s nobody else but me, SO and maybe a couple of my female friends. so for me it must be a “wild” beach, dunno about a public one tho.

    Post # 9
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @ChefDori:  I never thought I would but when we went on a cruise around europe we visited a nude beach in Palma De Mallorca and it was so fun, lol.  It was quite liberating and I would do it again (but not in my own country lol).

    Post # 10
    11394 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No. Only because I would never go nude so don’t see the point. I don’t see the big deal if other people do though.

    Post # 11
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t, mostly because I would catch fire like a vampire.  I’ve gone to public baths before and don’t really care about the naked in front of strangers thing anymore.

    Post # 13
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’ve been to a nude beach in the Caribbean. I was in 8th grade. We were on a cruise and took a taxi to a beach and part of the shore allowed nudity. Not everyone over there was nude and most of the people were older. My brother and the son of the other family we were traveling with were both so excited when they found out… when we got there, they were highly disappointed!

    I’d go. i don’t really care.

    Post # 15
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I stumbled upon a nude beach in Spain and to be honest it wasn’t pretty. There were more older men than anything else. Not my cup of tea.

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