My first proper experience of a nudist beach was this summer. I was staying in Spain at Villamartin and was on the regular beach at La Zenia. I was bored, so went for a walk along the coast until I reached what I thought was the last beach accessible by foot. It was protected by cliffs and a rocky outcrop.|
As I walked over the rock/dune outcrop I realised it was a nudist beach. Having always been curious I immediately decided to go for it. I found a free area between two nude couples, put my towel down and stripped off. No one gave me a second look. After 15 minutes or so I plucked up my courage, left my stuff where it was and walked the 5-10m down to the water. I had a swim, which is as exhilarating as everyone says it will be. Try it.
After I dried off I went for a walk along the shore line, splashing my feet in the water as I went. It was so liberating to be totally naked on a beautiful hot beach with many obviously happy, naked people around me. It's strange, but seeing people of both sexes stark naked in that environment is very relaxing - not at all sexual.
Later I discovered that there was a further (larger) beach on the next cove with both the clothed and the occasional nudist. One afternoon the exclusively nude beach was very crowded so there was some "nude overflow" onto the far end of that neighbouring beach, where I sat down to read a book. The only funny reaction I got during the whole holiday was when an attractive twenty-something English couple arrived at the beach, obviously not realising there were nudists there. They'd walked along the beach looking at their feet and out to sea and had actually walked past where I sat before they decided to find somewhere to sit down. Turning away from the sea they almost walked into me before they realised I (and those around me) where naked. They blushed beautifully, apologised to no one in particular and rapidly retraced their steps.
So - that's the first time I tried nudism. On a nudist beach, I recommend it. Try it.