Naturism FAQ


Definition from the philosophy of the
International Naturist Federation
"Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature and is characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment".

At Sunland we encourage all guests to follow this philosophy because Sunland was developed to blend in with the natural environment as closely as possible.  We also consider that naturists are people who wear clothes when forced to, not people who undress when forced to.

Quote from a former president of the Central Council For British Naturism:
"I think the two daftest things in the world are wars and wearing clothes for swimming"

Sunland is a nudist resort.  All campers and visitors are expected to participate when conditions are suitable.  Obviously common sense and precautions regarding the sun and cold must apply.  If you are new to the naturist way of life, you will be given a day or two to acclimatise.

Clothing is optional for CHILDREN ONLY except for specific activities. e.g. spa pool
Public places tend to attract undesirable types that can be offputting for a first time nudist, whereas a resort or club has control of the type of people entering, with rules to ensure all visitors can enjoy their stay.  
You will find clubs & resorts more friendly & welcoming. Some people may prefer the anonymity of a public nudist beach where they can hide in the crowd or if it is a quiet day on the beach you can find some space away from others & feel less intimidated.  
Many people 'Try before they buy' by visiting a nudist venue in the cooler months when it's quiet to get used to the idea.