Beach Etiquette: 10 Do's and Don'ts

Whether you're visiting your favorite beach or trying out a nude beach for the first time, we share top 10 rules that'll ensure you'll have a stress-free vacation.

By: Farima Alavi
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Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Photo By: Illustration by Kori Clark

Don't Litter

Help keep the beach clean and enjoyable for all by throwing away your trash in the proper receptacles.

Nude Beach Etiquette: Carry a Towel

If you're enjoying common areas, make sure to carry a towel with you. Nudist resorts require you to sit on a towel in all shared areas.

Don't Blast Music

Sure, you'd like to enjoy your music but keep it low enough so your neighbors don't have to listen to your favorite rock band. Better yet, use earphones.

Nude Beach Etiquette: Check Local Guidelines

Check local guidelines before visiting a nudist beach. It's good to know where clothing is required. For example, it may be clothing optional on the beach, but the parking lot, restrooms and nearby cafe may require clothing.

Don't Hog Beach Chairs

You may want the best spot on the beach, but don't put your belongings on a chair just to go back to your hotel or condo to snooze for a couple more hours.

Nude Beach Etiquette: Don't Take Photos

You shouldn't take anyone's picture without permission on any beach, but you should especially avoid it on a nudist beach.

Don't Remove Sand Close to Others

When removing sand from towels and other belongings, make sure you aren't getting it on your fellow beachgoers.

Nude Beach Etiquette: No PDA

You shouldn't show too much affection at any beach, but especially at nudist beaches. Your nude state doesn't give you a free pass to do whatever you and your loved one would do in a private setting.

Keep Your Distance

Even if you're on a crowded beach, do your best to keep distance from other beachgoers.

Nude Beach Etiquette: No Staring

If it's your first time on a nudist beach, you may find it hard for your eyes not to wander. Take a book or an activity to keep your eyes focused.