Since 2008, Newperran’s family holiday camp, for one week only, has hosted naturists from all over the UK for the annual Nudefest event organised by British Naturism. However, following BN’s decision to move its annual Nudefest event away from Cornwall to Devon, Newperran owners Keith and Christine Brewer simply declared “it’s (naked) business as usual” and so Newperran Naturel was born.
This June, I was one of 51 naturists who made the effort to travel to Newquay in Cornwall for a relaxing break at one of Britain’s top campsites. I met a few old friends and was delighted to make some new ones, too; it was especially good to see some younger naturists. I know from talking to people that everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable week. It was quieter, of course, with fewer naturists this year, but that gave us all a chance to explore the luxurious facilities of this five-star site. I shared, with a friend, one of the new two-bedroom static caravans which, to be honest, was more comfortable and better-equipped than a lot of hotels or self-catering apartments I have stayed in.
The entertainment was superb. Debbie Beckett played the guitar and sang for us on Thursday and stayed on to run a pub quiz on Friday (my team came second!) and she also took part in karaoke on the Saturday night. The highlight for me was a young man belting out a naked and increasingly camp version of The Monster Mash. I truly laughed out loud! Once again chart-topping 1970s band Edison Lighthouse were the star attraction on Saturday night. Colin Gammon arranged a naturist boat trip on the Tuesday to add to the mix of activities. A scheduled trip to the local naturist beach sadly didn’t take place this year due to a sudden downpour; well, it is Cornwall and we take whatever weather we get.
Keith and Christine are the most superb campsite hosts I have ever known. They are always striving to improve their business and give customers a fabulous experience. They are so open-minded and accommodating, not only to naturists but to people of all genders, races and orientations. Whatever the weather (we had sun, showers, storms, wind and cloudy days) with Keith and Christine the sun always seems to be shining at ‘Nudeperran’. I didn’t get an all-over tan this time, but I did go home feeling very relaxed, free from stress and ready to face the second half of the year in a positive frame of mind. I’m already looking forward to next year.
by Stephen Allott
- This is an edited version of an article in the forthcoming September 2016 issue of H&E.