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

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The law

We have found an article written by a retired police officer about naturism and the law.  There is no date on the article so it may not be up to date.

 

 

 

We also found an article written by Kingsley Napley, a law firm in London, about public nudity.

 

 

 

British Naturism has an article written in 2018 by members of its legal team which explains the legal side of naked leisure in the light of recent clarification of the law.

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.

Whatever advice you might read, please remember that it is up to you to decide if it is appropriate to swim, sunbathe or stroll nude.

Naturism and the law article

The Naturist Action Group has produced a downloadable and printable leaflet to assist naturist to understand the legal position. Please read the disclaimer on the leaflet.

 

 

The Crown Prosecution Service has issued guidance on handling cases of naturism.

 

 

 

The College of Policing website has a page that advises staff at Police call centres on how to handle calls complaining about public nudity.

Naturist Action Group leaflet
Kingsley Napley article Crown Prosecution Service article British Naturism article
College of Policing website

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Although the article on the College of Policing website that advises staff at police call centres on how to handle calls complaining about public nudity appears to have gone, we were able to copy it while it was there.

 

The advice given to police call centres is as follows.

 

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.

 

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.

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.