First reported naturist society was established in 1897 in Grudzidz. In pre war and post-war Poland, naturism was practised in closed and secluded places. Reported spots for naturism were Zaleszczyki (in today’s Ukraine) and Otwock. Under the communism regime, Poland’s naturism became unofficial and was practiced largely by the arty boheme near Krynica Morska, Midzyzdroje and Dbki.

In the early 1980s nudism became popular largely as a result of increased interest in media. As the pop song “Chaupy Welcome To” (about http://videonudism.com/teens in Chaupy, featuring strand nudity in the clip) became the 1985 summer hit in Poland, the nude beachfront places like Chaupy or Rowy became known to an typical Polish sunbather. Polish Naturist Society was formed and after the number of lawsuits, nudism became born in chosen “unofficial” beaches and distant areas.

In today’s Poland nudism is practiced in amount of the seaside and inland shores. Most Polish shores are really clothing-optional rather than naturist. Among the most popular locations are Midzydroje-Lubiewo, Grzybowo, Rowy, Dbki, Gdask-Stogi and Piaski. The most popular inland places comprise Warsaw (Wa Miedzeszyski), Kazimierz Dolny and Kryspinw near Krakw. In the winter season, naturism is practiced by organized groups in Warsaw and Tri-City. Public naturist occasions are held bi-monthly in Pozna Koziegowy and d waterpark.[citation needed]
Portugal
Main article: Naturism in Portugal

Naturism in Portugal had its first historical record around 1920, linked to the Portuguese Naturist Society, of which the anarcho-syndicalist Jos Peralta was a leading member. Nudity was already being practiced on Costa da Caparica shores. With the beginning of the Awesome State authoritarian regime in the 1930s, the naturist movement was restricted to vegetarian and alternative medicines, since nudity was banned and connected to the offense of “indecency”. Only after the end of the New State regime in 1974 (April, 25th) the actions linked to the practice of nudity were restarted.

The Federao Portuguesa de Naturismo (Portuguese Naturist Federation) or FPN was founded on the March 1st, 1977, at a meeting in Lisbon.[citation needed]

At the present, t here are seven official naturist beaches in Portugal. Besides these, there are several dozens of beaches were the practice of nudism is common. Additionally, there are several naturist campings and resorts.
Spain
Outside a dormitory at El Templo del Sol, 2012
Main article: List of societal nudity locations in Europe

Public nudity on the plage isn’t illegal in Spain. Topless sunbathing is potential on shores in front of smaller villages.[citation needed]
United Kingdom
Main article: British Naturism
Duke’s Knoll, Brighton. The naturist section of the strand is protected by an artificial bank of shingle
At the World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton, 2014

In the United Kingdom, the first official naturist club was created in Wickford, Essex in 1924. Based on Michael Farrar, composing for British Naturism the club adopted the name “Moonella Group” from the name of the owner of the ground, Moonella, and called its website The Camp. Moonella, who was still living in 1965 but whose identity remains to be detected, had inherited a house with land in 1923 and made it available to specific members of the Awesome Gymnosophy Society. This society had been founded a few years before by H.C. Booth, M.H. Sorensen and Rex Wellbye under the name of the English Gymnosophical Society. It met for discussions at the Minerva Cafe at 144 High Holborn in London, the headquarters of the Women’s Freedom League. Those who were permitted to join the Moonella Group were carefully selected, and the club was run by an “aristocracy” of the first members, all of whom had “club names” to maintain their anonymity. The club closed in 1926 because of building on abutting land.[49][50]

By 1943 there were a number of these so called “sun clubs” and together they formed the British Sun Bathers Association or BSBA. In 1954 a group of clubs unhappy with the manner the BSBA was being run split off to form the Federation of British Sun Clubs or FBSC. In 1961, the BSBA Annual Conference agreed that the term fkk was improper and should be discarded in favour of naturist.[49] The two organisations matched each other before eventually coming together again in 1964 as the Central Council for British Naturism or CCBN. This organisation structure has stayed much the same but it is now called British Naturism which is often abbreviated to BN.[49] BN is currently[when?] converting to a company limited by guarantee.

The first official nude beach was opened at Fairlight Glen in Covehurst Bay near Hastings in 1978 (not to be confused with Fairlight Cove, which is 2 kilometers to the east) followed afterwards by the shores at Brighton and Fraisthorpe. Bridlington opened in April 1980.[49]
Naturism in North America
Canada

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