On Sunday 5th September British Naturism members in Northern Ireland organised the first ever official Skinny Dip in NI.

Between 11am and 3pm a total of 80 – 100 people gathered on the 2 miles of golden sand beach at Portstewart Strand and stripped off and ran, walked and boldly marched into the tide to help raise over £1700 for the British Heart Foundation (NI). For over half this was their first ever encounter with Social Nudity in a public place and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The many Sunday dog walkers got a bit of a surprise but all seemed to accept that nudity in these circumstances is acceptable and another step was taken to Normalizing Naturism.