I ‘ve in the past gone bare on sometimes pretty busy Spanish beaches, carrying nothing and walking purposefully past them for several miles. It’s not prohibited there. People would notice, but few appeared at all worried. Just once did anyone (a guy) object on the particular reasons that children might see me. As we all know, youngsters take no notice of simple nudity, but I did feel anxious because I subsequently felt exposed and had no means at all to cover up. I sometimes experienced groups of two or three girls expressing apparent acceptance that I was nude, not that I was looking for that. I avoided single women who weren’t nude or top-free so as not to make them feel uneasy or threatened. It was interesting to watch how some couples saw me nude and then removed their clothing.
That was in the past. In the interests of not causing offence and not giving naturism a bad name even if legal I’ve changed my strategy to public nudity to be less evident. The same as Pete, I concur hiking is a lot more entertaining than the beach. I also use quieter Spanish beaches where few people pay any attention apart from merely detecting, some see me and do the same!
Hiking in Spain, it’s so silent the chances of running into someone are low. Hiking in the UK the odds are much greater. If alone I have tend to vanish off into the bushes, feeling nervous since I have zero wish to offend but scared it may be taken as more than simple nudity. Doing a Spencer Tunick installation has given me a different pespective on how the Brits see nudity. 1700 individuals went naked for several hours in a city in the name of “artwork”. Most weren’t naturists and were very nervous in the beginning. I don’t go bare on UK shores unless lying on my belly in a quiet place. I just stand up when there isn’t anyone about for at least 700 yards, but may walk a long way then. If someone keeps on walking towards me I do not normally worry about it, since it is their option and I ‘m on a really broad large shore, but if it is narrower I sit down and am unobtrusive until they have passed. If I see a solitary woman I frequently cover up as we get closer so she is able to feel “safe”. No one in the UK has ever objected or seemed http://publicmania.com . Sometimes they’ve been clearly amused, so http://picsnudists.com say hello. You might wonder why I usually do not use nudist beaches quite regularly. The main answer is simple. Unfortunately, in the UK and on the smaller Spanish shores there are often various pervs hanging around and I usually do not feel as comfortable. They’re the ones giving naturism a bad name.