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

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

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

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

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Wales

West of Burry Port is a seven to eight mile long beach - Cefn Sidan, in Welsh - which is backed by dunes and woodland.  Most people seem to be unable to walk more than a couple of hundred yards from the car parks which means that about 90% of the people use about 10% of the beach!

 

We stayed at the Caravan Club site at Pembrey Country Park, near Burry Port, in July and walked down to the beach each day.  From the far end of the westernmost carpark, entrance at N51.6771° W4.3138°, there is a wide track heading north-west and parallel to the beach.  After about 500 yards the track swings right and a narrow path continues ahead.  Take this path and after a further 1,000 yards or so, turn left and the beach is couple of hundred yards over the dunes.  On more than one occasion we were able to strip off soon after entering the narrow path and continue our walk in comfort or to leave the beach nude and follow the path until dressing as we were getting near the car park.  On one occasion, soon after leaving the beach, we noticed a clothed couple walking towards us.  Thinking that this would be a good way of testing public opinion we continued walking.  As we passed we all greeted each other and continued.

 

In 2009 there were moves to ban nudity on this beach, click on the BBC link to read more about it.

Cefn Sidan - 2001

Cefn Sidan - 2001

BBC website

Whitford Sands is about a mile and a half long backed by sand dunes and woodland.  It is very little used and often we have been the only people there.

 

The best place to park is in the field at Llanmadoc at N51.6186° W4.2552°, where there is an honesty box asking for a modest amount per day.  Leave the field and turn right.  Follow the road until you come to a locked vehicle gate with a pedestrian gate beside it.  Go through the gate and follow the path until another path turns off to the right through the woods.  Here you can either continue to the beach and then turn right, or turn into the woods and follow that path to the beach.  The further north you go, the less chance there is of meeting anyone else.

Nicholaston Burrows is a area of sand dunes backed by woodland about one and a half miles north east of Oxwich.  It is not so easy to get to as Whitford Sands.  There are two free parking areas: one, the nearest, at N51.5756° W4.1279° and the other, on the opposite side of the road, at N51.5761° W4.1271°.  From the first area, take the footpath that runs along the side of and then behind the row of houses and then bear left to walk down across fields and through woodland to the dunes, where you should be able to find yourself a quiet spot.

 

Another way is to park at Oxwich Beach - expensive - at N51.5578° W4.1636° and walk along the beach to the left until crossing Nicholaston Pill, a walk of just over a mile.  There is a bridge over the pill, but the waters spread out so far across the sands that it is easy to stay on the beach.  The dunes are then ahead of you to the left.

Morfa Dyffryn - 1999

Morfa Dyffryn - 1999

Morfa Dyffryn website

Morfa Dyffryn is a wide sandy beach, backed by sand dunes, situated about halfway between Barmouth and Harlech.

 

We spent a week in August camping nearby with our three children.  We stayed at Dyffryn Seaside Estate, a textile site, at N52.7863° W4.1183°, from where the naturist part of the beach was a twenty minute or so walk.

Dyffryn Seaside Estate website

To see a very comprehensive website about the beach, places to stay and the area around Morfa Dyffryn, click on the link below.

Tything Barn - 2001, 2008

Tything Barn - 2001, 2008

This was our first summer holiday in our touring caravan.  On the way down we stopped at the Caravan Club site near Pembrey Country Park - see 'Cefn Sidan' above - and then spent ten days at Tything Barn in July.

 

Tything Barn - N51.7116° W4.8452° -  is a twenty-three acre site about seven miles roughly north-west of Tenby in Pembrokeshire.  There are several camping fields and two large lagoons, with islands that can be explored.  When we were there many of the camping pitches had electricity points.  There are also two cottages attached to the main house and two wooden cabins set among trees.  One of these has superb views out over the estuary.

 

While at Tything Barn we visited Carew Castle - N51.6969° W4.8286° -  which is only a few miles from the site, and Tenby - which, after our home town, is probably our favourite town in the whole land.

We also discovered Yerbeston Gate Farm Shop - N51.7473° W4.7948° - which produces the most delicious steak that we have ever tasted, before or since; quite a statement!  The farm breeds Welsh Black cattle and the meat is hung in the traditional way to develop the flavour.  In 2008 we holidayed in one of the cottages at Tything Barn, bought some more Yerbeston steak and - wondering if the romance of the first holiday in our caravan, the good weather and the open-air barbecuing had enhanced the flavour - found that it in January and cooked indoors it was still just as delicious.  Before leaving we bought a box of meat to take home with us and have since taken advantage of their nationwide delivery service and had two more boxes delivered to home.

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Western Sunfolk - 2002 >>>

Western Sunfolk - 2002 >>>

This is our home site.  We first visited Western Sunfolk with a Suntreckers rally in 2002 and liked it so much that we visited several times in the following few years, before finally joining at the start of 2009.  

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Wales

For stocking up the cupboards there are a Waitrose, a Budgens, an M&S Foods and a Lidl in Monmouth, about five miles north, and a large Tesco in Chepstow, about eight miles south.

 

There are no rubbish disposal facilities at WSF, but there is a municipal recycling depot on the outskirts of Monmouth.

 

It was as a result of a conversation with another member that this website came to be.

Birthday Celebrations

In 2015, Western Sunfolk celebrated their 80th birthday.

 

During the afternoon of July 11th around 170 members, former members and guests enjoyed a variety of sideshows and games.

 

Later everyone sat down to some entertainment and a delicious meal that had been prepared by a team of members and featured the pork that had been roasting all day, thanks to one intrepid member who was up at 0600 to start the cooking.

Photograph courtesy of a WSF member

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Western Sunfolk is a naturist club in South Wales, not far from the Wye Valley.  There are around sixty static caravans owned by some of the members and about a dozen camping/caravanning pitches with electric hook-ups.  There is a large pavilion with kitchen, a smaller teenagers' pavilion, two service blocks with free showers and washing up facilities, a heated, covered swimming pool, two miniten courts, a volleyball court, two boule courts and a children's play area.

 

Non-members are welcome to visit for a day or longer, but entry to the grounds is subject to pre-booking, which can be done through the club website.  The location of the site will be given to bona fide visitors after they have booked.

 

You will know that you've arrived when you see the friendly Welsh Dragon on the gate.  Once inside, the Welcome logo in its little bed of flowers faces you as you drive to reception.

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Gower is a popular holiday area, so wherever you decide to strip off, discretion will be needed.

Free wi-fi available

Dolcoed - 2017

Dolcoed - 2017

There is space for fifteen tourers, each with sixteen amp electric hook-up. There is also one static caravan that is available for hire. As the site is so new, the pitches all looked a bit raw, but there are plans to improve this by laying turf between the pitches which will improve the general look. The electricity is provided by means of a prepaid card, obtainable at check-in, which is then loaded into the supply tower.  Wi-fi is available only near the owners’ house, but there are plans to extend it.

One end of the large barn contains brand new showers and lavatories, built to a high standard with automatic lighting; a washing machine and tumble dryer; a refrigerator and freezer; and a microwave oven, kettle and toaster. The other end contains a full-sized billiard table, a table tennis table, a dart board and a large television with comfortable seating together with a small library of books and DVDs. There are plans to improve this area with a new floor, interior cladding and patio doors at the entrance.

When we visited Dolcoed in July as part of a tour of the country, it was very new. The owners had purchased the site in November, worked hard all winter and opened at Easter. A huge amount of earthmoving and landscaping had been done to achieve what will, in a year or two’s time, be a very pleasant site. Already there are large areas of immaculately kept grass for sunbathing

 

We were welcomed by the owner who gave us a tour of the facitlities and told us of the plans for improvements. While we were there he was always around the site and willing to give help and advice when needed.

In Lampeter there is a Co-op supermarket on the right just as you enter the town and a Sainsbury’s in the town. There is also a good range of other shops, including an excellent ironmonger that seems to sell everything.

 

We did enjoy our stay here, but didn’t like the fixed temperature, push-button showers. We do like to be able to vary the temperature and, if it is a particularly hot day, finish with some cold.

 

We hope to return in a year or two to see how the site has developed.

Free wi-fi available

Dolcoed website

Using the floating bridge

The foreshore

Gower - 1990 >>>

Gower - 1990 >>>

Gower is a beautiful part of Wales.  It also has the distinction of being the first place in Great Britain to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, back in 1956. Gower is a popular holiday spot with several static caravan sites, several touring caravan sites and many holiday cottages available.  We have holidayed there about once a year since 1990, in a cottage owned by a friend.  Although we usually visit in the autumn, we have visited at other times of the year.

 

 

There are no official naturist beaches on Gower, but we have happily sunbathed on Whitford Sands and there have been reports of sunbathers using Nicholaston Burrows for their all-over tan, although we have never used it as it seems to be too overlooked.  We did once see a lone naturist there while we were walking along the beach.

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Photograph courtesy of a WSF member

Birthday Celebrations