Do you dare to bare all? Nudism in Wales.

As found at The Daily Post – UK (too good not to share!):

Do you dare to bare all? Here’s where you can embrace nature and go nude in North Wales

Summer is coming so take a look at our guide to enjoying nudism without falling foul of the law.

The temperature is rising and as summer approaches thousands will be flocking to our many beautiful beaches to enjoy the sun.

Where some will be on the hunt for fashionable beach wear, others will be looking forward to a more natural approach.

Naturism is the word used to describe the activities of people who encompass nudity as part of their lifestyle.

There are around 3.8 million naturists in the UK. British Naturism, the society which has championed nudism in the UK for over fifty years has almost 10,000 members.

Nudist Beauty Contest – August 1957 The two Macaskil daughters – Doreen (L) – sitting naked, applying make up..

With a change in perceptions of public nudity, naturism is becoming a more widely accepted practice.

So if you really want to embrace the sun and enjoy the warm weather as nature intended, here is a guide on where to go clothes-free in North Wales.

The law

It is not an offence to be naked in public in Wales.

The Crown Prosecution Service states that every case should be considered individually and that ‘a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress’.

Which means there must be a reason to believe person deliberately stripped off in order to upset or shock, before it can be considered an offence. And the complainant has to provide proof of this.
Even in these circumstances, it has to be considered whether or not prosecution is in the public interest.

So if you wish to enjoy recreational nudity such as swimming, sunbathing or taking a stroll in a public or open place and do so with consideration for others, you have a right to defend being clothes-free.

Weird nudity laws

Via Jillian’s Page did I find a list of very strange things concerning nudity…

Did you know you’re not allowed to be naked in your own home in Singapore? You can get a hefty fine and face jail time even!

The same goes for Villahermosa in Mexico, even though the fine there is lower than in Singapore.

I don’t see many readers of this naturist blog moving to either of those places soon.

On the other hand it’s totally fine for ladies in NYC to bare their breasts in public as long as it’s recreational and not for ‘business’ purposes.

05 UnderboobIn Cleveland, Ohio even the smallest sliver of underboob is considered nudity. I wonder what they will think of bare arms…

On the contrary, if you want to go hiking in the nude legally you should move to Los Angeles: 02 Hiking ShortsDid you know that? If you want to see a few more odd nudity laws, do hit Jillian’s Page. It’s worth following.