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Naturist Holidays

The law

We are not qualified legal advisors,

but we do know that many naturists are worried about what they may and may not do where.

 

The advice on this page relates to the United Kingdom.
If you are reading this outside of the UK, please be aware of the laws relating to naturism in your own country.

The College of Policing that advises police forces has issued advice to police forces and call centres on how to handle calls about nudity.

 

The advice given to police call centres is as follows.

 

Decision aid for call handlers.

 

Questions to ask of someone reporting public nudity:

  • Is the person in a place where there are other people?

  • Are they in their own home or garden?

  • What is the person doing?

  • Are they doing something sexual or are they just naked?

  • Did the person see you?

  • Did they say or do anything towards you (like exposing themselves)?

  • Do they seem to be unwell, or under the influence of drink or drugs?

​​​​​​​​Behaviour described by caller.

Passive behaviours in private.

Sunbathing, walking, cycling, swimming,

gardening, home maintenance etc.

Provide advice.

If they are on their own property,

it will be lawful activity.

Explain to caller that

no offences are being committed.

No police action necessary.

Passive behaviours in public.

Sunbathing, walking, cycling, swimming,

gardening, home maintenance etc.

Provide advice.

If they are just being naked in public,

it will be lawful activity.

Explain to caller that

no offences are being committed.

No police action necessary.

The full document can be downloaded from the link below.

British Naturism has three downloadable legal guides - one for England and Wales, one for Scotland and one for Northern Ireland.  They are available on the British Naturism website.

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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