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'Bare on the beach' at Papamoa, 2012

'Bare on the beach' at Papamoa, 2012

Bay of Plenty naturists enjoy a gathering at Papamoa beach in the Bay of Plenty in April 2012. The bear flag is used by naturists to alert other beach users that there are naked people in the vicinity. Since the 1970s it has been generally accepted that many beaches or parts of beaches are 'clothes optional'.

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Bay of Plenty Naturists
Photograph by Glenne Findon

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Hera Cook, 'Naturism - Attitudes to nakedness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2021)

Story by Hera Cook, published 5 Sep 2013