At the last count, there were approximately 4 million naturists in the UK. Naturism refers to people that adopt nudism as a way of life, and they often spend their holidays visiting locations that support naturism or have a tradition of nudist activity. There are several areas throughout the UK that welcome holidaying nudists, including beaches and campsites.
The first naturist club to be established in the UK was set up by someone known only as Moonella and was simply called “The Camp”. It was situated close to a country house in Essex and was open from 1924 to 1927. It was replaced at a later date by a venue near St Albans known as “The New Camp”. This camp and several others eventually formed the British Sunbathers Association (BSBA) in 1943. Today, the organisation is known as British Naturism, and the last few years have seen the development of an active youth group for naturists under 30 known as Young British Naturists (YBN).
The UK and Europe boast several hundred naturist and nudist campsites. Nudist UK features an extensive list which is constantly updated and each site caters for motorhomes and caravans and offers fantastic on site facilities. Naturism is an all year round lifestyle. Naturally, the UK weather is not ideal for a naturist holiday, but thankfully there are a host of European nudist campsites that welcome naturists throughout the year.
Camping Naturiste le Colombier is located in France and is perfect for those seeking a peaceful naturist holiday. The site offers 176 pitches spread across seven different fields, electricity hook up and a converted barn that houses the restaurant. 125 acres offer long walks and scenic views such as wooded valleys and shimmering lakes. There are ghost tours available in main season and the local area boasts beautiful sculptures and architecture. The camp has an onsite bar, WiFi and you can even order takeaway food if the mood takes you.
The campsite has fully equipped toilet blocks, showers, laundry facilities and provisions for children and disabled visitors. You can also enjoy the sauna, heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish steam bath. Sports and recreation include fishing, volleyball and table tennis and you can also request a visit from a masseuse. There is a playground, pony rides, and once a week children can make their own bread.
Camping Naturiste le Colombier is one of many campsites that welcome the naturist traveller and motorhome holidaymaker. If you are setting off on a European or UK naturist holiday we can help you with a quick and easy motorhome hire service.