Stock photo, Pembrey Country Park: Rex
Women on a beach in Wales
have made complaints about being approached by naked men.
A Carmarthenshire Council spokesman told The Sun
that some of the people stripping off at the blue flag Cefn Sidan beach in Pembrey Country Park
"were not true naturists and had been known to target and approach women".
He added: "This is of concern because the wreck pools are destinations for thousands of visitors to Pembrey Country Park and beach."
The spokesman also said that park staff would investigate when complaints were received.
But naturism spokesman Brian Taylor said it was important to distinguish between "genuine naturists and those who have less honourable intentions", adding that banning nudity on the beach could be illegal.
Meanwhile, a beach in Anglesey
just a grain of sand's throw from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home could be turned into a designated nudist site.
The beautiful Newborough Beach on the west coast of Anglesey has long attracted nudists, but British Naturism claims official status would boost the local tourism industry.
British Naturism commercial manager Andrew Welch told the Telegraph
: "We support this call although we don't need official designation. It takes away the hassle factor because a lot of people see naturism as illegal. Naturism isn't against the law, you can't legislate about what someone wears.
"If it were designated it would increase tourism in the area."
If you'd like to experience real naturism in a safe environment, discover these top ten nudist spots:
- Mira Vista, Arizona, USA
Set in 30 acres in Arizona, Mira Vista (<a href="http://www.miravistaresort.com">miravistaresort.com</a>) is a beautiful clothing-optional destination with breathtaking views and plenty of historical charm. A guest ranch for over 100 years, it boasts original, luxurious guest rooms and suites, plus space for caravans. Amenities include two pools, two spas, a full-service restaurant and bar, tennis courts, fitness centre, games room and on-site massage. The resort is private and secluded but just three miles from the main interstate highway. Children welcome.</p>
- Laguna del Sol, California, USA
Laguna del Sol (<a href="http://www.lagunadelsol.com">lagunadelsol.com</a>) boasts a 25-acre lake as well as four large pools and three spas. There's cottages and rooms for rent, lots of maintained lawns for camping, and a separate restaurant and clubhouse offering at least two nights of music and dancing each week. What's more, two children's playgrounds and planned kids' activities on summer holiday weekends keep little ones entertained. The resort is open all year.</p>
- Terra Cotta Inn, California, USA
Terra Cotta Inn is a nude sunbathing resort in sunny Palm Springs, California. A popular mainstream nude sunbathing spot, it's ideal for those trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time. It's also considered one of the best value nudist vacation resorts in the world. </p>
For more information about the resort visit: <a href="http://www.sunnyfun.com">www.sunnyfun.com</a></p>
- Nude cruises, Croatia
The river cruise specialists eWaterways (<a href="http://www.ewaterways.co.uk">ewaterways.co.uk</a>) recently announced the launch of four naturist cruises taking place in Croatia in 2012 on a small fleet of motor sailing ships. Island hopping cruises along the stunning Adriatic coastline remain the most popular way to experience Croatia's diverse landscape. Choose from two different itineraries, both of which offer plenty of opportunities for guests to be 'as nature intended' while on board, with clothes required only when in port and during meal times.<br />
The cruises last 8 days and prices start at £389 per person on a half-board basis.</p>
- Riva Bella, Corsica
Home to what is commonly held to be Europe's longest naturist beach, the Riva Bella holiday park in Corsica stretches over 70 hectares and offers a range of accommodation to naturist holidaymakers on this part of the island, including secluded bungalows and camping facilities very near the beach. A vitality and well-being spa package is available from €339 including one night in a luxury villa as well as a breakfast and two lunches or two dinners. The offer is valid until 1 November. See <a href="http://www.visit-corsica.com/en/Reserver/Choose-your-ideal-holiday-in-Corsica/Short-Breaks/RIVA-BELLA-SPA-RESORT-Vitality-and-Well-Being-Spa-Package-for-2-days" target="_blank">visit-corsica.com</a> for more information.</p>
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- Vasnat, Cape Winelands, South Africa
A new naturist resort is opening in the spectacular Cape Winelands in December 2011. Following the success of their Vassaliki Naturist Resort in Kefalonia, British couple owners, Mark and Samantha, are looking forward to their second venture - the Vasnat Spa Resort, with eight suites, four self-catering cottages and one penthouse with pool, spa, bar and dining facilities on site. </p>
Prices from £1,170 pp (two sharing) including return flights (Heathrow) and seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.</p>
Cll Peng Travel on 0800 171 2153 or visit (<a href="http://www.pengtravel.co.uk">pengtravel.co.uk</a>) for more information.</p>
- Club Orient, St Martin, West Indies
Sunbathe on talcum powder sands, snorkel in crystal clear waters and go on a nude cruise to the pristine island of Tintamarre. Stay in an ocean-front chalet at Saint Martin's family-friendly premier naturist resort, Club Orient (<a href="http://cluborient.com/" target="_blank">cluborient.com</a>) located on a bay protected by the only barrier reef in the eastern Carribean, and enjoy fine dining and extensive duty-free shopping.</p>
Costs from £1,640 pp (two sharing) including return flights (Heathrow) and seven nights' accommodation (self-catering).</p>
Call Peng Travel on 0800 171 2153 or visit (<a href="http://www.pengtravel.co.uk">www.pengtravel.co.uk</a>)</p>
- Halouver Beach, Miami, Florida
Haulover Beach in Miami is a 1.4 mile-long beachfront park with a 0.4 mile designated clothing-optional area that was established by South Florida Free Beaches in 1991. Check out their Nude Year Party planned for New Year's Eve - a three-day two-night beach festival - billed as the most extreme thing to do for New Year's Eve in the world!</p>
Visit <a href="http://www.ssfb.com">www.ssfb.com</a> for more information.</p>
- Cliff Bathing Beach, Brighton, England
The UK's first public naturist beach opened in 1980. Within easy walking distance of central Brighton, Brighton Naturist Beach (also known as Cliff Bathing Beach) is approximately 1 mile east of Brighton Pier towards the Marina, at the end of the main beach. Large banks of pebbles provide some seclusion and public notices mark where the beach begins. You can also take the Volks Electric Railway to Blackrock station. From there the beach is a short walk.</p>
- Wai-Natur Naturist Park, New Zealand
This privately-owned commercial naturist park (<a href="http://www.naturist.co.nz">www.naturist.co.nz</a>) is in Wairau Valley, Marlborough; a region of spectacular scenic beauty, blessed with high sunshine hours, crystal clear waterways, native bush tracks and majestic mountains - all within easy reach of world-renowned wineries and gourmet delights. There's a fitness centre and heated swimming pool and spa pool on site, as well as a cabin with en-suite bathroom, on-site caravans for hire and five acres of park-like gardens within which guests may camp.</p>
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