February 13th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Taking photos at CN nude beach
We've been to CN every year since the late 90's. Until last year, if people on the nude beach wanted to take pictures of themselves or each other, discreetly, carefully, and with the permission of those around them, security didn't care. Generally speaking, this was early in the morning, or out in the water (camera pointing out to sea). Sometimes I have asked the guard, or told them what was going on, and it was irie, mon.
Last year in April, the first full day were were there, a couple who were first timers asked if I would take their picture. Sure, I said, and we walked over by the fence/bush, near the prude line, and I started taking pictures with their camera, pointing away from the two other couples who were there. The security guard was upset, yelled at me, told me no photos, ever. I explained that they *wanted* their photo taken, I was being careful, etc. etc. to no avail. She said that if other people (clothed people) see us taking pictures, then they will think it's OK too.
I'll say I do appreciate that the guards have gotten better over the years talking to walk-by photographers. But what is the policy? We're returning soon and I'd like to know. Randy responded to one post with "We do not have a strict NO CAMERAS policy for Tower Isle. Rather, we anticipate that everyone will be respectful and NOT take pictures of any other guests.", but that's CTI so maybe different.
February 14th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Vynz---We've witnessed similar activities
A number of years ago we witnessed something similar. At that time we had our camera in our beach bag. After seeing the guards action and since reading others comments we decided to leave our camera in the room and have done so on every trip since. (and that's 9 to CN and 1 to CSS)
Along those lines we also decided to leave the laptop at home and as far as cell/smart phones we check in with home upon arrival and call home when we're leaving. Our family knows how to reach us in case of an emergency so we have no communication while at Couples with home or the office. This allows us to enjoy exactly what we came to Couples for-----us. We've been married for 34 yrs, we're not newlyweds, pics on the nude beach we don't need. I do believe that we all need to remember whenever or where ever we are, that there should be total respect for everyone around. Your vacation should have - No worries Mon!!!!
But yeah this is just our beliefs and not any policy.
Originally Posted by Vybz
February 15th, 2013, 09:57 AM
If I am not mistaken are there not signs at the AN beaches with regulations and it states no camers's ???
February 15th, 2013, 02:02 PM
Although the situation that Vybz describes sounds benign, I would rather have the security guards err on the side of too strictly enforcing the "no photos" rule than err on the side of being too lax. I am a professional and my career and professional reputation could possibly be damaged if nude photos of me were to be seen by others within my company/industry. Granted, this is a very remote possibility but I, for one, am very pleased that the security guards are so alert and so willing to enforce the "no photos" rule.
February 15th, 2013, 05:23 PM
You are not mistaken. I've taken a picture of that sign before.
February 16th, 2013, 04:53 PM
We were there last April as well. In the early morning,8ish,I was taking some bikini pics of my wife at the nude beach. There was nobody else there! We too were scolded by the guard. Seemed a little extreme to me. It was like the guard was bored and was excited to have something to do for a couple of minutes
February 21st, 2013, 10:02 AM
Is topless allowed on the main beach at CN? (non-AN) And if so, is there a problem (will folks get offended) if I took a picture of my wife topless there? I do not want to offend anyone or break the rules, as a first timer, I really don't know.
Thanks for the reply:
February 22nd, 2013, 02:42 PM
Yes it is permitted the whole 2 1/2 miles and snap away on the regular CN beach, just check to see no other topless in the background they may get offended. We have done this many times usually off to a quiet area or at waters edge.
February 23rd, 2013, 12:03 AM
Yes it is allowed and no no one should be offended (or who cares if they are). But your wife can't go topless at the pool, just the beach. It is even allowed on the beach at CSA where there are no AN facilities.
Originally Posted by sandsofca
April 6th, 2013, 12:06 PM
My husband has taken pics on AN beach in Negril before. And I know others have too. Most of the time it was pics of the gawkers walking by. There use to be a place here on the message board where you could post funny pics of the gawkers. And We have taking pics of each other with a tree limb discretely hiding important bits. LOL. But the last time we were there in 2010..we had been taking pics all week and one time the guard saw us and asked us to put camera away. We were always careful that we didn't catch anyone in the background. We would never invade someone's privacy. But I guess I can see the guards point of view. Not every one is as careful who they shoot.
May 16th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Last visit a gal was reading an I pad pointed at a couple wandering near the water. The couple was isolated, holding hands, arm around waist. Seemed strange that this gal would be reading where she was. They started walking back to their chairs when the gal handed the i pad back to the couple. I don't doubt that phone cameras have been use in the same way. No problem with me - they were respectful of everyone on the beach - just recording their memories. It may be time to clarify/update the rules.
May 18th, 2013, 04:18 AM
I can understand appearing nude in photos may not go down well at work with narrow minded people (or your parents and children for that matter!) but unless you are someone famous, easily recognised and it could be sold to the media and published I don't see a problem with people taking photos of each other on a beach, even if someone was accidentally in the background no one would ever recognise them even if it was stupidly uploaded onto the net and at the end of the day, its what you have done on YOUR holiday and its YOUR memories that you have for the rest of your lives (and lets face it, it cost a lot of money to go on holiday so you do want to remember it).
My wife and I have had many a holiday in Europe and been on nudist beaches and taken loads of photos of ourselves, our friends and those we have met on holiday who have helped make the holiday special and it has never been a problem and even now nearly 20 years later its nice to look back at our holiday photos, whether they be evenings in bars and restaurants, partying, sightseeing, going on trips or dare I say being naked on a beach - in fact the only thing I don't like is seeing is how I looked (especially naked) 20 years ago then looking in the mirror now and seeing my reflection and wishing I was that young again.
One question that I would like answering, we are going to CSS, what time do security get there in a morning as both of us like to be at the beach very early so we can spend as long as we want in the sun (we don't get much here in the UK) and although I am happy to abide by the rules when others are there we would still like to get a couple of photos (once we have a tan and not looking like a ghost) during the holiday for our own personal memories.
May 21st, 2013, 06:09 PM
Love your remarks. Married 20+ years we have great photo memories of the kids, holidays and good friends in every room in our house. We just don't share the "personal pictures". Those memories stay with my husband and me. We too abide by the SSB rules, mostly for the comfort of other guests around us. We have also been to a nude resort in Mexico. They permit taking pictures as long as everyone in the picture is ok with it. Everyone is respectful of the rule. Occasionally we have seen non guests on the beach with a camera - security runs the off quickly. On one occasion a single male guest took a few pic's of a woman. When she complained, he was escorted from the resort post haste.
July 8th, 2013, 12:51 PM
I agree with you 100%. We too enjoy taking photos of each other and having someone take a couple of us together. What's the point of spending your entire vacation basking in the sun nude if you can't capture the memory with some pictures? Last year on TI we had no problem at all taking photos of ourselves, not one person said anything to us and we were discreet. In fact we had a couple offer to take our picture for us. With all the space available at SSB, I doubt you'll have a problem being able to find a secluded spot to take some snaps of you and the wife. I know when we're there this December, we plan on it!