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Dolcoed, West Wales: new naturist camping and caravanning site

Monday, 6th March, 2017

Mike and Jo Eveleigh  – previously managers at Tything Barn – have embarked on a new naturist venture of their own. Dolcoed has 15 gravel touring pitches, each with electric hook-ups. In addition, there are grass camping pitches available without electric; and a modern toilet and shower block with shaving points. Nestled in a naturally sheltered site, views from Dolcoed take in the mountainous forested landscapes of the western Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains.  The young couple have big aspirations for the future and aim to develop the site along the lines of a continental naturist resort.

Acorns naturist retreat in Devon

Thursday, 24th March, 2016

Andy and Kathy Eke’s Acorns Naturist Retreat at Creacombe Parsonage, near Tiverton, in the heart of Devon, continues to thrive. In addition to B&B, mobile homes and camping accommodation, facilities have been developed to include a sun-trap swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor club room with lounge and games area, and a licensed bar. Naturist massage has also been added to the extensive range of services on offer. Home-grown or locally sourced food is used whenever possible. Acorns is set in 13 acres of attractive grounds situated mid-way between Exmoor and Dartmoor, and enjoys lovely views across the countryside. The location is handy for the north and south coasts, which offer a choice of bare beaches.

Forest Spa Breaks

Saturday, 8th February, 2014

Simon and Ruth offer naturist stays at The Forest Spa, at their home in the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire. The venue is Oak Lodge near Monmouth on the edge of the Forest of Dean and within the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Accommodation is available for a single night, or a longer break. Fine views can be enjoyed from the outdoor hot-tub, and day visits are also possible.

Lower Poulza Post Naturist Campsite update

Tuesday, 16th July, 2013

We’ve received news from Lower Poulza Post Farm and advice that the contact details have changed (Bare Britain page 20; World’s Best Nude Beaches page 233). With the exception of the farmyard, the 40-acre property close to the North Cornish coast can be enjoyed as nature intended. There are sheltered camping paddocks, which now include electric hook-ups and some hard standings. The basic toilet block has a hot shower, but apparently new facilities are currently under construction. The site offers a relaxing and rustic back-to-nature experience and is handy for bare bathing at the nearby Strangles beach. The new telephone numbers are: 01566 781851 and 07971 245474 (mobile).

Qwarrior Tipis, Somerset, UK

Monday, 23rd January, 2012

Described by the owners – Sarah and Jim – as a private camp for anyone who loves getting back to nature! Set in what was once an old quarry in a sleepy village, near the town of Frome, Qwarrior Tipis apparently offer the total “glamping” experience. All are welcome to the secluded spot in the rural countryside, and according to Sarah and Jim, ‘it is especially made for naturists, lovers and families who will have total privacy here amid the birdsong and rustling trees’.

The Forest Spa, Gloucestershire, UK

Saturday, 29th October, 2011

The Forest Spa is for couples who enjoy making use of the sauna, hot tub and relaxation room the way the Finnish do, without swimming costumes. This will suit naturists and others, who simply like to use a sauna as it was intended.

The naturist owners, Simon and Ruth, also offer B&B accommodation at the property in the Forest of Dean, to those who would like to stay overnight following a spa evening.

Marie Curie Skinny Dip

Friday, 13th May, 2011

Alison Powell has been in touch to tell us about another skinny dip taking place this summer, which is in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Early Sunday morning on 19th June is the date; and the place is the National Trust owned Llangennith beach at Rhossili, on the beautiful Gower Peninsular, South Wales. The organisers are aiming for a world record and hoping at least 300 souls will be taking part.  Apparently the police and the National Trust have both given the event their blessing, so it sounds like an opportunity not to be missed – and all in aid of a good cause!

‘Nude Glamping’ in Norfolk, UK

Thursday, 5th May, 2011

Here’s a first – Go Camping’s new luxury tents at Bolding Way Holidays in North Norfolk: combining glamping (glamourous camping) with clothes optional naturist leisure at this new venture for the 2011 season. Situated on the coast at Weybourne, Bolding Way is a short drive from the renowned nudist beach at Holkham.

The Great British Skinny Dip 2011

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011

Sunday 17 July 2011 is the date for British Naturism’s nationwide Great British Skinny Dip. It will be a fun event happening across the UK. Many locations – including some traditionally clothed venues – will host skinny dips so that anyone can experience the joy of swimming without clothes.

According to BN, “There is nothing quite so liberating and life-affirming as swimming without clothes and the wonderful sensation of the water over your whole body. In fact, the swimsuit is the most pointless item of clothing invented – it neither keeps you warm nor dry!” If you are ready for a thrilling and different experience that might well change your life, put the date in your diary now. For further details and contacts, use the BN link

Relocation Relocation seek naturists

Monday, 15th November, 2010

Scott Watkins, Assistant Producer on the popular UK Channel 4 programme – Relocation Relocation – is trying to find home-seeking naturists. “We are currently casting for a new series, hunting for couples looking to relocate / buy 2 homes. We have noticed a recent trend in people who apply – naturists looking to relocate to a warmer climate in order to enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle” claimed Scott. He said if anybody is interested in taking part he’d love to speak to them. Scott can be contacted at IWC Media by phone: 0141 353 8439, or by email:

Naturists to visit Butterfly World

Monday, 19th July, 2010

A unique new naturist event has been arranged at Butterfly World, St Albans, north of London, on Saturday 21 August 2010. The clothes-optional evening session runs from 6pm until 9pm and admission costs £5 for adults and £3 for children (3-16). The venue for this special occasion is only minutes away from three established naturist clubs – Spielplatz, Sunfolk Society and Five Acres – making it an ideal destination for a weekend break.

The project is still under development but by next year the centrepiece will be a large biome 100 metres in diameter and with 10,000 butterflies, humming birds, tropical plants and other insects. The clothes-optional evening is open to all.

Forest of Dean holiday cottage, UK

Monday, 5th October, 2009

From the beginning of November Simon and Ruth are making their Wye Valley holiday cottage in the Forest of Dean, near the Gloucestershire town of Coleford, available to naturists. Pike House Cottage has two double bedrooms and is set in its own attractive and completely secluded garden. A hot tub in the grounds can be used naked all year and the grounds offer complete privacy for nude sunbathing. According to the naturist owners it is a place that’s ‘ideal for a time away without clothes’.

Midsummer skinny-dip, Lewes, UK

Sunday, 31st May, 2009

Saturday 4th July ’09 is the date for the first ever clothes-optional swim, social and picnic at the historic open-air Pells Pool, in Lewes, East Sussex. From 7.30-10.30pm, tickets £3 in advance or £5 on the door (accompanied under 16s free).

Silver Spring Farm, Cornwall

Monday, 9th March, 2009

Silver Spring Farm, an attractive country house close to the south-west coast of Cornwall, is available for holiday lets to naturists during 2009. The secluded grounds include a large heated swimming pool and hot tub. The property is conveniently situated for a number of unofficial nude beaches, while the Eden Project and other major tourist attractions are easily accessible. Contact Steve Clarke at Canarian Dreams for more details: Tel + Fax +44 (0)1326 341 190 (or 0800 988 3346 UK only).

South by South West Motorhomes

Tuesday, 3rd February, 2009

Naturist touring holidays in style – whatever the weather! A luxury 6-berth motorhome in the south-west of England offers all the comforts of home including a walk-in shower, fully fitted kitchen with large fridge-freezer and a TV/CD/DVD player. The brand new air-conditioned Mooveo vehicle is located in the Bristol area, close to the international airport and handy for a quick get away to explore the West Country, Wales or further afield. Armed with a copy of ‘Bare Britain’ or ‘The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts’, you’re free to discover the finest places to stay and relax as nature intended.

UK Splashdown is back in 2009

Friday, 31st October, 2008

Following the the success of the inaugural Splashdown event earlier this year in Poole, Dorset, YBN (Young British Naturists) together with the UK’s national organisation British Naturism have announced the date for another night of fun next summer. Tower Park, Poole is the place and Saturday 11 July, 2009 is the date! Open to all naturists (including non-members), with admission by ticket only. Families and young people are especially welcome. With a choice of 12 flume rides and the Buccaneer Beach Lagoon and Landings play area for the younger ones, there’s something for everyone.

The date has been set to coincide with a BN beach day at nearby Studland bay on Sunday, 12 July.

(Review of the 2008 event)

Nude Cornwall website

Saturday, 18th October, 2008

We have just come across a useful website listing five of Cornwall’s naturist In addition to clear directions, the site provides a good selections of photographs to illustrate the bare bathing locations.

Naturist Farm Holidays, Lincolnshire

Friday, 12th September, 2008

We heard from the owners of a new clothes-optional venture this week – a luxury self-catering bungalow set beside a private lake in rural Lincolnshire. In addition to relaxing on the spacious sundeck and soaking up life on the farm, guests can also enjoy the hot-tub and sauna. There is plenty of wildlife in the area and bikes are available to hire. For those who need to ‘stay connected’, free wi-fi access to the internet is provided. The property is just 10 miles from the coastal resort of Skegness.

Penhale naturist beach, Perranporth, Cornwall

Thursday, 28th February, 2008

One of Cornwall’s favourite and most popular naturist beaches is back in business for 2008! Penhale Sands was omitted from The World’s Best Nude Beaches because late in 2006 difficulties were encountered with the MOD (Defence Estates) and the local Council, concerning its future status – an attempt was made to ban nudist use. However, following intervention by British Naturism – the UK’s national organisation, which made recommendations for the management of the beach, all parties concerned have agreed enjoyment of the shore can now continue au naturel. (Full details, directions and photos in the Bare Britain guidebook pages 20-22)

Little Crugwallins, Cornwall, UK

Friday, 22nd February, 2008

Handy for visiting nearby Vault nude beach, Little Crugwallins small-holding provides self-catering accommodation in 3 separate cottages. The attractive naturist retreat is set in 5-acres of grounds, but was omitted from The World’s Best Nude Beaches because it was for sale at the time the guidebook went to press. However, the owners have recently put a new website online illustrating all the facilities.