Although UK laws relating to nudity amount to somewhat of a grey area, you'll stand a good chance of running into trouble if you insist on getting your bits out on a family beach that hasn't been set aside for naturists. If you must take all your kit off when beside the seaside, you'll be best off finding a patch of sand or pebbles intended for those who like to bear all.
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Visit the British Naturism website, hover over "Activities" and select "UK places to go" from the drop-down menu. You'll be presented with a map of the British Isles resplendent with arrows marking not only nudist beaches, but also inland naturist venues where you'll be able to enjoy a swim sans-apparel. In addition, the site features information on naturist holiday resorts where you can spend extended breaks in the nuddy.
Check out The Beach Guide's online round-up of UK nudist beaches. Although not as exhaustive as the collection displayed on the British Naturism website, The Beach Guide provides information on a reasonable number of nudist beaches scattered around the British Isles, except for Northern Ireland. Click or tap on the locations displayed to view detailed information on beach facilities.
Get yourself over to NudistUK.com and click on "Nudist beaches" in the left-hand navigation bar. You'll be redirected a list of nuddy beaches around the country, accompanied by a few reviews of selected locations. The information provided is a little sparse, but will give you some idea if you have a nudist beach close to you.
Take a look at the Saturday Walkers' Club website to view a map featuring a number of nudist beaches around the UK. The site appears to favour the south-east, featuring fewer locations in the north and Scotland, and none in Northern Ireland. Click or tap on locations of interest to view detailed beach information.
Tips and warnings
- Judicious use of sunblock is advised when visiting nudist beaches in sunny weather.
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