Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans star cites her Cuban naturist upbringing
(she even does her gardening naked!) as the reason why she is happy to go naked on screen.
Yet another nudist comes out!
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According to recent research, an all-over-tan can dramatically reduce your chances of being swallowed up by a shark.
Apparently the flashes of white skin which characterise the bodies of people who rarely expose their bodies to the sun and air help to attract a shark, and alert it to the possibility of dinner being served.
An all-over tan is much less noticeable to a fishy predator, so you’re significantly less likely to end up as the main course.
So before you go swimming in shark infested waters — top up your tan!
This is one of the most original nudist books I’ve ever read, and although it’s only a little over 100 pages it punches well above its weight in the nudist genre.
After easing us into the book by way of a fairly conventional history of nudism, Stuart Ward catapults us forward from the present into the near(ish) future and writes as an old man looking back on an annual nude running event.
It’s an unusual device but a successful one, and if Ward’s purpose is to convince us that social nudity should be considered the norm and clothes-wearing an aberration, it serves his purpose well.
Although I found his use of abbreviated words a little jarring, the book is otherwise well written in a light, engaging style. On a recent vacation, and despite the combined distractions of sea, sun, snoozing and strawberry margaritas, I managed to read it almost at one sitting!
Recommended reading for everyone who doesn’t get freaked out by the nude body beneath their clothes.
Body Freedom Day: When a Clothed-Minded World Unraveled
Paperback: 117 pages
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (June 2004)
The future of Travelzest, the company behind the British based nudist vacation operator Peng Travel is in doubt this week after the company failed to secure £2m pledged to it in a fundraising.
Despite the uncertainty, the company is continuing to send out flyers for its naturist winter vacation programme.
A source close to the company claims that two shareholders withdrew an offer to inject fresh funds into the company after they tried to change the terms of the deal at the last minute.
AIM-listed Travelzest thought it had raised £5.7m through the issue of new shares, funds it needs to meet lending agreements with its banks. It announced on Friday morning to the stock exchange that investors had approved the share placing.
However, after the market closed in the afternoon, the company said that investors accounting for £2m of the new funds had failed to meet the deadline for paying the money, and that it would need to find an alternative means of securing the funds.
It has asked for its shares to be suspended, “pending clarification of its financial position”.
We’ve been a great supporter of Peng in the past, and we continue to wish them a great future, but if you’re planning to book with Peng this winter we would advise that you find out exactly what the position is before you commit yourself.
Morfa Dyffryn nudist (naturist) beach forms part of the northern end of the majestic Barmouth Bay beach. It is a beautiful spot, consisting of 1 km of fine golden sand gently sloping to the clean, clear ( if sometimes chilly ) waters of the Welsh coastline. The beach is backed by acres of sand dunes, Morfa Dyffryn is considered by many to be Britain’s best nudist beach.
Nearest air / rail links.: The Welsh Coast railway line from Barmouth to Porthmadog runs just inland from the beach, with stops at Dyffryn Ardudwy and Llanbedr. Also the Shrewsbury-Machynlleth-Pwllhei railway stops close to the beach.
None on the beach itself, but there are shops and a pub at the nearby Dyffryn Seaside Estate. There are public toilets at the car park. Camping and caravanning is available nearby at Benar Beach Caravan Park.(mostly textile, but with a small nudist area), and tents and small campers at “Glyn’s Field”( on the right of the road to Dyffryn Seaside Estate, off the side road down from the A496 on the edge of Dyffryn Ardudwy.) Disabled A boardwalk runs from near the National Park Car Park through the dunes to the beach to allow disabled access, although it is still a long but level trek over hard sand from there to the nudist section. The board walk is also good for cyclists.
Official since 2000
Up to 500 nudists on a sunny Sunday in summer , including a substantial homosexual community who tend to congregate at the northern end. The main nudist beach attracts a good mixture of couples, families and singles.
For directions, links and more information to all the following attractions, see our Morfa Dyffryn map here.
Snowdon: Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales.
Centre for Alternative Technology: Machynlleth. Demonstrating practical ways of dealing with some of the most serious challenges facing our planet and the human race, such as climate change, pollution and the waste of precious resources.
Caernarfon Castle. Castle Ditch, Caernavon Mighty Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales’s castles. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest, and to this day, still trumpet in no uncertain terms the intention of its builder Edward I.
Porthmadog, Gwynedd, A must for railway enthusiasts. The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the World – being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832.Over the last fifty years, the Ffestiniog Railway has become a leader in railway preservation and is now one of Wales’ top tourist attractions.
Criccieth, Gwynedd Discover the life and times of David Lloyd George, the cottage bred boy who became Prime Minister during World War 1.
The beach can attract several hundred naturists in summer during fine weather , mostly from North Wales and North West England, although visitors from mainland Europe are frequent.. Although the official designation was resisted by some local residents, complaints of indecent exposure and related behaviour have markedly decreased since 2000. The naturist section of the beach is now clearly marked by signs at both ends. Some naturists complain that the official section is too small – the traditional naturist area was 1,6km (1 mile) in length.
Although Morfa Dyffryn nudist beach suffers, like most UK beaches, from the attentions of a small number of voyeurs and other undesirables, it is large enough for most genuine nudists to enjoy themselves without problems. Families may want to avoid the northern end of the beach which is gay orientated. It’s certainly a contender for the title of the best nudist beach in Britain, but, be warned; the breeze can be chilly, even in summer.
Do you know this nudist beach? Is it nudist family friendly? Are pets allowed? Is it suitable for the infirm or disabled Please help us help the nudist community and make any helpful additions or corrections or comments.