But it was in New Jersey! You book an appointment, the club asks why you want to join and then you head over for an orientation. Now on a par with Piso Livardi and may be the next Naousa. Want to join us in turning New York City into, if not a tropical paradise, at least a topless one? Some shade from trees. The nearest taverna is the one on the Naousa to Santa Maria road, but this is about 2km from the beach.
It is difficult for me to understand why textiles would go to a great deal of trouble and effort to reach a nudist beach when there are better facilities and more comfortable sand at easily accessible textile beaches. The club, which owns its own retreat in the forests of Ranui out in West Auckland, includes more than paid members who enjoy being free of clothing. The further south one walks, the terrain evolves from compact sand and low-lying greenery to rolling dune-like soft sand and thicker vegetation that offers a greater opportunity for shade. My correspondents got to the south end and saw one nudist lying on the sand behind the beds and were considering walking on to the cove at Mezadha when a flamboyant beach attendant approached and said "have two beds, they are free" and to give him a call if we wanted anything. It is covered end to end with deck chairs and beach umbrellas and even toplessness seems rare. Beaches are only 20 mins from the city centre, and right in the middle is the legal nude beach, with other ones north and south.
Correction: no other women going topless. Most wanting to bare all go to the Southern end where we had two lovely days. So we used the beds, the only ones of 4 weeks island hopping, and had a waiter service lunch on the beach. There was some litter, but not a great amount. However, the Captain is beginning to hear repeated and worrying reports of overt sexual behaviour by gay couples on the beach. This time there were 3 nude women who arrived about the same time we did and they were the only others we encountered as we were only there for about an hour.
Clearly that change is finally happening. There are only three or four possible locations for laying flat and gaining access to the water. There is a large roadside circular mirror at the junction on the right going north towards St Maria but nothing else to indicate the small tarmacked road to this part of the beach. Nudist beaches have people on their best behavior, not only because they breed an atmosphere of mutual respect, but also because the consequences of PDA can be potentially embarrassing, nay disastrous. In fact, he says the main reason people like himself enjoy nude beaches and retreats is because being in a group of people who don't mind seeing a bit of flesh is - believe it or not - relaxing.