I ‘ve in the past gone naked on occasionally pretty busy Spanish shores, carrying nothing and walking purposefully past them for several miles. It is not illegal there. People would notice, but few seemed at all disturbed. Only once did anyone (a man) thing on the particular grounds that kids might see me. As we realize, kids take no notice of simple nudity, but I did feel worried because I then felt vulnerable and had no means whatsoever to cover-up.
I sometimes experienced groups of two or three girls expressing obvious acceptance that I was nude, not that I was looking for that. I always avoided single women who were not naked or top-free so as not to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened. It was interesting to watch how some couples saw me nude and then removed their clothes. That was previously.
In the interests of not causing offence and not giving naturism a bad name even if legal I’ve altered my strategy to public nudity to be less noticeable. Exactly like Pete, I concur hiking is a lot more fun in relation to the shore. In addition , I use quieter Spanish beaches where few people pay any attention besides simply seeing, some see me and do the same! Hiking in Spain, it’s so quiet the opportunities of running into someone are low. Hiking in the UK the odds are greater. If alone I ‘ve tend to disappear off in the bushes, feeling nervous since I have absolutely no wish to offend but scared it may be taken as more than simple nudity.
Doing a Spencer Tunick setup has given me a different pespective on the way the Brits see nudity. 1700 folks went naked for a number of hours in a city in the name of “artwork”. Most weren’t naturists and were very nervous at first. I actually don’t go naked on UK shores unless lying on my belly in a quiet spot. 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 don’t generally worry about it, since it’s their option and I am on a quite broad big shore, but if it is narrower I sit down and am discreet until they have passed.
If I see a lonely girl I often cover up as we get closer so she can feel “safe”. No- young nudists video in the UK has ever objected or seemed piqued. Occasionally they have been obviously amused, so I just say hello. You might wonder why I don’t use nudist beaches quite frequently. The main response is straightforward. Sadly, in the UK and on the smaller Spanish shores there are frequently various pervs hanging around and I usually do not feel as comfortable. They’re the ones giving naturism a bad name.