Nakedness on the beach Posted by Katja on Oct 19, 2010 in Culture
In Sweden children can run around on the beach completely naked until about the age of 6 or 7. This is fully encouraged and accepted by everybody on the beach, it is not seen as something bad, on the contrary as something good and nice. Parents don’t want their children to feel embarrassed about being naked, so nakedness in encouraged both for young boys and girls. You will also see adults (mostly women) sunning or walking around on beaches without bikini-tops. This can be somewhat of a shock for people who aren’t expecting naked people just walking around like they don’t have a care in the world, which they might not.
Some people think it is outrageous that especially children should be allowed to walk around naked on beaches. There are stark contrasts to this carefreeness about being naked in the States and several other countries, where you would never see children or any other people for that matter running around naked unless it was on a nude beach.
What’s the view on nakedness on the the beach in your country?