Morfa Dyffryn, Barmouth, Wales
I have been a garden naturist for years but felt I would like to branch out. I found on the internet that there was an official naturist beach near Barmouth.
I went there during the miserable 2008 summer but as luck would have it, it was the most gorgeous day (I went home with sunburn because I didn't take any suntan lotion).
I parked in the Dyffryn Seaside Estate, walked through the dunes and turned right. About 400m along the beach is the naturist part.
It is a lovely beach with miles of golden sand. It was full of people so I put my towel down in an empty bit and got my kit off. I thought that I might have been nervous having only done it in my garden but it just felt so right.
I sunbathed, had a wander along the beach and in the dunes in the gorgeous sunshine. Then I eventually plucked up the courage to go in the sea. I thought it was going to be freezing and it was. Well it was cold - but I soon got used to it. The sea was like a sheet of glass - there wasn't a ripple on it. I had about half an hour swimming (there were lots of other people playing/walking in the sea) and went back for more sunbathing.
It was the most enjoyable day and I am looking forward to going back again next year. I will probably go in a caravan with my family. My girlfriend isn't quite a naturist but I am hoping this beach will convert her.