Over the years practical guidelines of good sense and courteous behavior have emerged which encourage everyone to have a nice day at a clothing-optional beach.
Please respect and practice the etiquette:
- STAY OUT OF DUNES and other environmentally sensitive areas.
- OBEY PARKING REGULATIONS and other posted rules.
- HELP WITH LITTER by bringing along a trash bag. Carry out more than you brought in.
- DON'T GO OUT OF ESTABLISHED NUDE AREAS. To wander nude in a clothed beach or parking area will offend many. It undermines our objectives.
- NO OVERT SEXUAL ACTIVITY. Leave exhibitionism to those attending clothed beaches. Nude is not lewd, but combined with sex, undermines our image.
- RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS.
- ASK PRIOR CONSENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. People can't legally be stopped from taking pictures in public areas. However, asking permission is common courtesy. Not everyone wants to end up in a stranger's photo album. Parents should also be asked before children are photographed.
- PRIVACY IS FUNDAMENTAL! Many are at the beach for quiet time and don't want to be disturbed. Beach Romeos and Juliets are people who can't take "No, I would like to be left alone" for an answer. It is not wrong for a man or woman to go to the beach to make new friends - but it is rude to monopolize a person's time when the welcome mat was never put out.
- COME PREPARED. Bring beach supplies: beverage, food, chair, sunscreen and towel. Don't expect others to share these items. Mooching is offensive.
- SPEAK UP FOR STANDARDS. If a person seems unaware of beach etiquette, explain it, kindly and plainly. Give them a copy of "Appropriate Behavior." Don't let uncouth individuals ruin our fragile and beautiful place under the sun!