Nude beaches can have many different atmospheres. On some you’ll find plenty of families enjoying a sunny afternoon, on others you get the feeling that every other visitor has a hidden agenda. On some, it seems like nobody cares about your nudity, while on others there appear to be people who just came to look at you. There are nude beaches where literally every visitor is naked, and there are those where the clothed visitors by far outnumber those without clothes.
This is the reason why we rarely recommend visiting a nude beach as a first-time naturist experience. Not because we don’t like nude beaches, but because we don’t know which nude beach you’ll choose. Maybe you’ll pick an amazing one, but chances are that you’ll end up at a dodgy nude beach filled with creeps, which will totally ruin your experience.
One thing we did learn along the way is that many of the best nude beaches in the world have a local naturist association attached to them. These associations are most often uniquely run by volunteers and have few financial assets. Here’s why your support is important.
They help keep the place safe
The most common problem at nude beaches is that they attract people with the wrong in …