How to Behave at a Nude Beach

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Since nudity at the beach is common in many foreign lands and there are quite a few domestic nude beaches, you should know the etiquette used in these places. Read on.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

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  1. 1

    Know before you go to the beach if it is a nude beach, this will save you from any unwelcome shock upon arrival. Bring everything you will need to the beach since many nudist beaches do not have services.

  2. 2

    Set up your beach accoutrements in a location that is not too near other bathers, but it is not necessary to seclude yourself. Apply sunscreen

  3. 3

    Maintain eye contact with fellow bathers. Gawking at their nudity or avoiding them all together is rude. Treat other bathers the way you would like to be treated.

  4. 4

    Swim, lounge, stroll, read, talk-do anything permitted at the beach.

  5. 5

    Reapply sunscreen often; be sure to apply everywhere including back, buttocks and chest.

  6. 6

    Dress before leaving the beach.

Tips and warnings

  • You do not have to go nude at a nude beach. You may still wear a swimming suit.
  • Some nude beaches permit children, check before hand if this makes you uncomfortable.
  • Do not stare.
  • Nudity does not equal a sexually promiscuous environment.
  • Do not photograph anyone without permission.

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