I have in the past gone bare on sometimes pretty busy Spanish seashores, taking nothing and walking purposefully past them for several miles. It is not prohibited there. People would notice, but few looked at all worried.
Just once did anyone (a guy) thing on the particular grounds that children might see me. As we know, children take no notice of simple nudity, but I did feel worried because I then felt vulnerable and had no means whatsoever to cover-up. I sometimes experienced groups of two or three women expressing obvious approval that I was naked, not that I was searching for that. I always avoided single women who were not nude or top-free so as not to make them feel uneasy or threatened. It was interesting to observe how some couples saw me bare and then removed their clothing.
That was before. In the interests of not causing offence and not giving naturism a bad name even if legal I have changed my strategy to public nudity to be less apparent. Much like Pete, I concur hiking is a lot more interesting compared to the shore. In addition , I use quieter Spanish beaches where few people pay any attention aside from just finding, some see me and do the same! Hiking in Spain, it is so quiet the opportunities of running into someone are low. Hiking in the united kingdom the odds are much higher. If alone I have tend to evaporate off into the bushes, feeling nervous since I have absolutely no wish to offend but afraid it might be taken as more than simple nudity. Doing a Spencer Tunick setup has given me a different pespective on how the Brits see nudity. 1700 people went bare for many hours in a city in the name of “artwork”. Most weren’t naturists and were very nervous in the beginning. I do not go bare on http://nudistsass.com unless lying on my belly in a quiet place. I just stand up when there isn’t anyone about for at least 700 yards, but may walk a long way afterward. If someone keeps on walking towards me I do not usually worry about it, since it is their option and I ‘m on a quite wide big seashore, but if it’s narrower I sit down and am unobtrusive until they’ve passed. If I see a lone woman I often cover up as we get closer so she is able to feel “safe”. No-one in the UK has ever objected or seemed piqued. Occasionally they have been clearly amused, so I simply say hello. http://x-public.com might wonder why I usually do not use nudist beaches very frequently. The key reply is straightforward. Sadly, in the UK and on the smaller Spanish shores there are frequently various pervs hanging around and I do not feel as comfortable. They are the ones giving naturism a bad name.