Well-known nudist beach on Finnish Bay near the St. Petersburg
Thousands of people assemble on «The Dunes» naturist beach during the high season. The general atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Beside of the usual beach entertainments, such as playing volleyball, badminton, fives, frisbee, etc., there is a lot of socializing at the beach in high season: various fun competitions, body art presentations, dancing nude, and so on.
The «textiles» passing by in numbers in their walks along the beach just pay no attention nowadays (except those who are tempted to join): everyone «s'minding one's own business». Occasional «gawkers» are inevitable at times, but there are no cases of harassment. Even single females can feel at ease at the beach: the «Nordic temperament» of St. Petersburgers suggests a restraint in emotion and the respect for others' privacy.
The climate of Northern Europe does not permit the bathing and sunbathing season to last long, and the weather in the Baltic coast region is notoriously erratic and changeable. Still naturism devotees gather on the beach from late April till early September whenever the weather offers a slightest opportunity.
There is another naturist place nearby, known as «Karyer» («Sand Pit») at about 1.5 km (1 mile) inside the coast at the foot of a big sand dune in pine forest, by side of a tiny natural pool fed with springs. The place is well protected from sea winds and is preferred at colder weather, particularly, in early spring.