Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Offensive Behaviour - What to do about it.
Please, please, don't let this put you off visiting clothes free beaches. While I have never seen any of this type of behaviour, it does unfortunately happen.
Naturist beaches tend to be rather remote, and hard to get to, which makes them a great place for naturists to use them without upsetting too many local people.
However, other groups of people have piggy backed on to this list of beaches, and the anti-social "adult behaviour" of a minority of them has greatly upset the locals. This has unfairly lead to a significant backlash against naturism, and prevented it at several places which had previously been naturist friendly for many years.
For example, in July 2013
"The Holkham Estate ... decided to close the naturist area on the western section of Holkham beach [on the north Norfolk coast]. This decision follows discussions with local police after complaints had been received about ... offences committed in the area ... The western section of the beach at Holkham has been a designated destination for naturists for a number of years."
As such, to protect the continued use of the remaining naturist beaches, for others as well as yourself, you are strongly recommended to adopt a zero tolerance towards anti-social behaviour that offends you. Do not silently put up with anti-social behaviour. Report any inappropriate behaviour to the police
Note. The beach information and trip reports originally came from the (now closed) NUFF website. There were many comments either complaining about or advocating anti-social behaviour. These were redacted/removed as this is very strictly a family friendly website. Comments now have to be made with a Facebook id - while this has stopped the 'bad' comments, its also reduced the number of 'good' ones as well.