Manitoba Naturists Association
The Manitoba Naturists Association is an ad-hoc group that has recently formed to respond to the
threats against traditional clothing-optional use at Beaconia Beach on Lake Winnipeg.
Naturists have been enjoying the sun on a remote area at the extreme south end of Beaconia Beach
for over thirty years with a minimum of hassles. In recent months a small group of area residents
has been attempting to close the historically clothing optional area to all nude use.
The folks who had been threatening our peace at Beconia appear to have given up. Take a look at this article from the Winnipeg Sun.
Reports from beachgoers during July and August seem to confirm this.
Of course this dosen't mean that they won't be causing trouble in the future, but we can do a few things to prevent future friction.
Take a look at the "C-O Beach Ettiquette" page below. Keeping to the established area and being good "beach citizens" will go a long way to
not providing "them" with ammunition, if they decide to cause trouble in the future.
For further background, please read some of the newspaper articles, editorials, and letters to the editor
from various area newspapers.
At the October 13, 1998 meeting of the RM of St. Clements council, we were one of three groups
who made presentations to the council supporting the continued clothing-optional use of the
historically clothing optional area of Beaconia Beach. Here is a copy of our brief to the council.
The Naturist Action Committee has provided us with a list of some areas where signed Clothing Optional areas provide a solution to possible beach user conflicts.
For those unfamillair with the ettiquette of a clothing optional beach, here is a handout used sucessfuly on many beaches.
As you can see most of it is common sense.
Also, please take a look at the Help Save Beconia Beach webpage
Or Harvey's Patricia and Beaconia Beaches page
For those interested, directions to Beaconia Beach are available from the Federation of Canadian Naturists
website or Bill Arnett's Canadian clothing-optional opportunities page page
If you are interested in helping us preserve our traditional clothing optional beach, please
and let him know how you would be willing to help.
Links to other naturists' web sites
This page was cobbled together byKent Ashton