Before stripping off, make sure the beach you're at is reserved for nudists. You wouldn't want to make things awkward for others at the spot by hanging it all. In places where public nudity is considered a criminal offence, you might also be arrested for this act.
Make sure you apply sunscreen lotion. Remember, some parts of the body are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis while others remain hidden. Sudden exposure of these parts to direct sunlight may lead to sunburn.
Staring at others at a nude beach is considered rude. However, when you're new to the nudist lifestyle, you do tend to glance at others. So, how can you make this less awkward? Using shades will help in this case.
Not many people are aware of this but beaches are infested with a lot of tiny creatures that are waiting to feast on you. Use an insect-repelling spray before you decide to strip off.
Never take a camera to the nudist beach. The fact that you've brought a camera along would make people around you uncomfortable. And, why would you want to take pictures of naked people?
Trimming down is recommended. When you're stripping down, you'd want to keep things clean and tidy. You'd want to look good in your birthday suit. However, this depends on the country you're in. In case you're in Australia or New Zealand, we advise you to trim.
A suggestion for girls / guys having a very attractive partner – never go with your partner for obvious reasons. However, if you don't mind others staring at your companion, go ahead!
For single nudists, find a partner first. It can be rather boring if you have to be alone to be nude.
You don't have to be nervous while going to the nude beach. Nudism is all about the feeling of equality and acceptance. Try adapting to the new environment and you'd love the hospitality.