Walk along the coastline of Waiheke Island and you may stumble upon a nude beach. But who decides if a beach is nude or not, and why do people like getting naked in winter? Glenn McConnell reports.
For Nick and Lins, the couple behind the hugely popular blog Naked Wanderingstheir nude beach of choice is a remote offering within Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Colombia. We spent two days at this nude beach and noticed that for curious Colombians, as well as many independent travellers and backpackers, it was their first nude beach experience. It's secluded location is found at the base of a steep trail that descends from the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
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An entertaining WhatsApp dialogue followed, which left me thinking. I prefer a lonely beach with lots of shade. Naked people freak me out, which is why I avoid the sauna. Pure joy for her is total stress for me.
Lala hopes that by embracing her body on a huge, mainstream platform, she will be able to promote body positivity and encourage other women to feel as comfortable in their own skin as she does. I enjoy being in the nude as it makes me feel free. It has been billed as the perfect antidote to Love Island, with people who dislike their bodies being paired with body-confident hosts in an attempt to normalise individuality and improve body image issues.
They will hang out with eight naked body-confident hosts — whose modesty is covered only by paint. Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon also oversees the show, which starts on Thursday. The Naked Beach participants include a mum with stretch marks and a redhead who hates almost everything about her figure.
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. The first episode of 'controversial' new reality show Naked Beach aired on Thursday night.
THIS Morning viewers were left horrified about the cleanliness of the famous sofa after stars of Naked Beach bared all on it. The stars of the Channel 4 show ditched their clothes and covered their modesty with body paint for their appearance on This Morning - leaving viewers disgusted at their naked bums making contact with the studio's sofa. One viewer tweeted: "And we will never see that sofa again ThisMorning". Whilst another said: "I pity the next guest to sit on that sofa ThisMorning".
Which, in and of itself, was an education. But after said 3. And, never having spent a full day wearing nothing but sunscreen, I thought it would be an interesting little trip outside of my comfort zone.
If there's one problem with nude beaches, it's that you can't control who actually takes off their clothes. Also, sand gets everywhere. As we've already shared our favorite nude beaches in the US and then, again, in the Bay Area and outlined the rules of nudist resortshere's our list of the 15 most sizzling seaside spots around the globe to soak up the sun, au naturel.