Beach season is coming, so what’s to stop you from tearing off your clothes and jumping into the waves? Etiquette, that’s what. A guide to the different beach rules around the world.
Every self-respecting Brazilian man wears a skimpy Speedo at the beach – and dries off in the sun. Anyone on the beach with a towel is definitely a tourist.
Topless bathing is perfectly acceptable in many European countries, but you’d better keep your top on in the USA. Not even infants and toddlers run around entirely naked at the beach but usually wear diapers.
Are you the type who gets up early to bag a top spot at the beach with your towel? What is frowned upon at many beaches is strictly prohibited in Italy. You could end up facing a 200-euro fine for claiming that prime position.