I would go with option C. Remind them that this is the type of activity that gets nude beaches shut down. If they feel the need, acquire their own stretch of land where they can do what they please. I have no objection to such places existing, but again, this is what gets tolerated (and even currently legal) venues shut down.
John aka cobeachbum
I must agree with Mcd...if it happens with any regularity word will get out and the pervs will appear. If it's truly out of the way and happenstance...then I'd quietly move along. I guess this makes me a conditional "A".
Totally A. Let them do what they want to do. The question said right there that they snuck off to somewhere a little more private, and just cause I happen to come across them in their more private place doesn't mean I need to turn them in. Having an orgy on the beach would be one thing, but two people in the woods a bit? Let them have their fun.
If the couple is genuinely out of view, then this scenario doesn't need to take place at a nude beach at all, and the usual rules apply - behavior in a nudist context is more or less the same as behavior in a textile context. And in that same spirit, I'm an "A" - if I encountered a couple going at it in some place where they likely expected privacy, I would just move on - whether it's on a backbeach dune somewhere, or behind the bushes in a park.
I agree with this. If they were in a place where it appeared they tried to have privacy but its turns out they didnt then yes there is an option C. When there is a time so as to not make a scene, let them know in the future they need to find someplace more secluded. So its not turning them in and not option A.
We would not go for option A but 31 years ago my wife and I were on vacation in Bora Bora and paddled one of the resort outrigger canoes across the lagoon out to the motu almost two miles from the island and resort. At that time there was no development of any sort on the motu (sadly not so anymore). In this case we had a white sand South Pacific beach all to ourselves for an afternoon and we knew no one was anywhere within at least a mile. That is a special memory I will never forget.
It can't be ab A-or-B scenaio.
Are there kids around?
Will it threaten the beach's status as a legally nude location? (E.g. Haulover etc., where that sort of thing could cause the clothing-optional status to be withdrawn.)
How "private" are they really?
Are these activities common on that beach, and considered to be okay by locals? (e.g. Cap d'Agde)
Is the beach crowded?
I would generally go with "A", but would hope the situation would not arise.
I would go with option C. Remind them that this is the type of activity that gets nude beaches shut down. If they feel the need, acquire their own stretch of land where they can do what they please. I have no objection to such places existing, but again, this is what gets tolerated (and even currently legal) venues shut down.John aka cobeachbum
That would be my first option, too. After that, I would go with A but maybe do them a favor and steer other people away from the area if they don't like that scene, and let them know if the law is coming. I would assume that the couple in question is down with other people watching ... otherwise they wouldn't be there on a public beach.
I don't know how it works when they shut a nude beach down. Does it require someone in a position of law enforcement to actually witness the activity, or can they go simply by complaints? And, if the latter, do the complaints actually have to be taken under oath?
Another thought: if they were truly not visible to the rest of the beach, how would I know what's going on?