Many beaches such as Wreck Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia and Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida are clothing-optional beaches. Therefore, people who choose to wear clothing can do so. This makes it far more possible for voyeurs and others with ill intent to violate nudist in some way. It is true that this sinister element can also be found in those who practice nudism as a way or life and those who simply like to take their clothes off (or are willing to take their clothes off) in public. However, beaches that are clothing-optional give more access to those clothed people who are there for the sole purpose of gawking at nude people.
The difference between Wreck Beach, Haulover Beach, and Praia do Pinho Beach (Pine Beach) is that in Praia do Pinho clothing is not optional. People must be completely nude to visit this beach. Praia do Pinho follows the same code of conduct that many nude beaches around the world follow. However, it takes one other extra precaution to help make the beach safe and comfortable for women, families, and children who simply want to commune with nature or enjoy a day at the beach in their purest form. The entrance to Praia do Pinho is designated for families, women, and male/female couples only. Males who are alone or with other males are not allowed on the beach.
Praia do Pinho became Brazil's first officially sanctioned beach for naturists in 1987. With its untouched, pristine location that is hidden behind majestic mountains, Praia do Pinho in Brazil is arguably the most beautiful beach in the state of Santa Catarina that is located in southern Brazil. The state has one of the highest standards of living in the country and is a significant industrial and agricultural center. The state is known for its beautiful coastline that includes more than 500 beaches; however, its geographic and cultural diversity are also big tourist attractions.
Praia do Pinho's white sand, clean water, seclusion, and beautiful surroundings make it a paradise where nudists and naturists can enjoy nature's bounty. It is place where families, women, and male/female couples can feel comfortable as they commune with nature and each other in a magnificent setting.