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Date Posted:03/13/2007 10:54:04Copy HTML

I need your opinion. The beach I go to is a city park where thongs are legal.The parking lot, also part of the park, is about 300 yards from the beach.The pathway that runs from the lot to the beach is used by beachgoers and dog walkers. Do I go to the beach wearing just my thong or should I wear a cover-up until I get to the beach?
wackymac #1

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/13/2007 10:54:05Copy HTML

I need your opinion.  The beach I go to is a city park where thongs are legal. The parking lot, also part of the park, is about 300 yards from the beach.  The pathway that runs from the lot to the beach is used by beachgoers and dog walkers.  Do I go to the beach wearing just my thong or should I wear a cover-up until I get to the beach?

Microron #2

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/13/2007 11:55:31Copy HTML

 May I offer an opinion by asking a question? What are the trail users usually wearing? Maybe that should be your cue. At the Spanish Banks in Vancouver BC, a park runs along parallel to the beach area. On the beach it is legal to wear thongs but not on the trail. I have no intention of disturbing other park users; so, I walk to the beach to an area that is generally understood to be a place to wear minimal swimwear.

Ex_Member #3

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/13/2007 08:51:54Copy HTML

If it's legal, and you've got an exhibitionist streak that needs satisfying, then wear just your thong.  Otherwise, follow the norm and wear a towel, a long t-shirt, boardshorts or something 'til you're beyond the throngs.  Lately at East Beach, RI, I've been wearing just a towel from car to beach and down aways beyond where the throngs are set up, then drop the towel and proceed in just a g-string 'til I get to where I set up for the day.  Satisfies the public and satisfies me. 
JM_Runs #4

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/13/2007 11:38:19Copy HTML

rickl454 #5

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/14/2007 10:31:19Copy HTML

I use a Nu-Parr Tie Nada as a coverup from the parking lot to the beach - it's a classic inverted triangle string bikini with ties on both sides. Fabric is strechy lycra in a variety of colors.  It is a perfect covering just enough (everything in front and about half in back) depending on how you tie the strings. Underneath is the usual Dore g-string I wear at the beach. When the situation is right all it takes is a tug in the strings and I can walk the rest of the way down the beach in my "g".

T_for_2 #6

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/15/2007 02:50:53Copy HTML

I believe that the consertative approach usually is the most prudent.  If you observe other folks customarily wearing thongs on the path from the parking lot, it likely should not be a problem. However, if you would be the only one doing so, I would suggest that wearing some sort of cover-up may be the best approach. You say that the beach currently is thong-friendly, but sometimes it takes only one complaint to change that siutation. For the little additional "exposure time" that you may gain from wearing your thong on the path, it may not be worth taking a risk that could result in thongs being banned entirely.
DavyJ #7

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/16/2007 09:06:30Copy HTML

Its probably best to wear at least a t shirt over your thong.  You can vary the length to vary the exposure, but that way you will at least be more or less covered.  And often the only ones who will notice are the starers, who aren't usually the complainers.
briankay #8

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/18/2007 01:46:17Copy HTML

I agree with the more conservative opinions posted here.  There's a reason to be wearing a thong without a coverup on the sand or in the water.  But not wearing a coverup in an area where there's not a reason to wear just a thong invites an evaluation of exhibitionism.  For example, at Treasure Island, the beach shower is right next to the parking lot.  Someone who is using it has good reason not to be wearing a coverup.

So I'm comfortable with the idea of walking from the sunning location to the beach shower to the car at a place like Treasure Island.  I'm not comfortable with the idea of walking from the sunning area over the paths through the grass, and across the bicycle/roller blade/jogging path to the car at the central north beach area at Fort DeSoto.


But that's just me.  Your mileage may vary!

sarasotajt #9

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:03/19/2007 08:24:35Copy HTML

When the opportunity presents itself, I enjoy leaving my shorts behind in the car and carry only the essentials out to the beach. That said, I usually do keep my shorts on when walking from the parking lot at my local beaches. This is primarily not about being seen in the parking lot, but rather allowing me to walk down the beach to find a suitable location for laying out without making a spectacle of myself if the beach happens to be crowded. I enjoy the freedom of wearing very little on the beach and acquiring a nearly all-over tan. I'm not interested in intentionally offending others. Our local beaches get a lot of use by families, the elderly, and even menonites. I respect their "right" to enjoy the public beach without being offended by the likes of me. This is why I really like to go to out-of-the-way beaches or urban beaches where thongs are commonplace. I can walk about freely without much concern for offending others.

nicinathong #10

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/02/2007 03:02:28Copy HTML

if you are going to the beach to wear your thong, then you might aswell wait 300 yards or so
Ex_Member #11

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/02/2007 05:11:32Copy HTML

It's a difficult one this. On one hand i have to agree with the sentiments of lets not be too exhibitionist about thong wearing and not offend others, and on the other hand look to a feeling of encouraging a normality acceptance of thong wearing. I guess the answer is to do what feels right in any situation but not to go out of the way to offend others.
nicthong #12

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/02/2007 04:01:47Copy HTML

I can remember being on vacation in Europe and while most people came to the beach with cover-ups and then stripped down to their bikini/speedo/shorts/thong, there were some that simply came in the beachwear. One guy strolled onto the beach in his thong with something like a running vest but it wasn't long enough to cover  any of his butt. No doubt quite a few heads were turned but no-one was offended and he was able to just get on with his day as far as I could tell.

Personally, I wore woven mesh tight short shorts, sometimes with a top, sometimes without. I think I now err towards the side of wearing fairly normal shorts so people don't immediately assume you're 'different', then stripping down to the thong as though it's absolutely normal, thus challenging any preconceptions. That said, I think we thongers will always raise an eyebrow or two, wherever we choose to wear our thongs and whatever the timing of it all.

My advice would simply be to do what you feel comfortable with, considering your own personal preferences and the environment in which you're thonging.


JM_Runs #13

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/02/2007 11:25:17Copy HTML

One guy strolled onto the beach in his thong with something like a running vest

Yes that is my solution too.

The key is self confidence. If you fumble with your cover up and look around furtively then you will draw attention to your self, and more importantly your actions will telegraph that you think maybe you should not be doing this.

If you are as bold as brass, then don't worry. If you are not, then cover up.

I found that if I took shorts, and went through the now I'm thonging, now I'm not pantomime, I felt more embarrassed and uncomfortable than if I only had a thong. Because by putting on the shorts as a cover up it suggested that the thong was not ok.

It's just up to you. Do what ever will make you feel comfortable.

Sod what others are thinking. You can't control what happens in other peoples heads. Heck half of them voted for the wrong man for President, so you know fifty percent of them are out to lunch.
Ex_Member #14

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/05/2007 12:11:35Copy HTML

On our holiday in Bermuda, from which we returned just last evening, we stayed at a posh intown resort.  When going down to their heated pool about 7:00 am for my morning laps, the same time their restaurant overlooking the pool opens for breakfast, I wore their white terry robe with my red Speedo thong underneath.  Still cool and breezy, such a coverup made sense.  Then draped the robe over the bar, strolled down the steps into the pool and swam. Came out, toweled off, put the robe back on and headed for their sauna.  Nothing furtive, just natural behavior.  Chatted with the workmen around, paid no heed to the breakfasters in the window.  I'm sure folks looked, but no hassles whatsoever.  Did the same at their unheated salt water pool midday -- wore the robe from the room, then spent my time sunning and swimming in my new HE swimwear thongs.  Plenty of other men and women around.  No hassles, and didn't notice any disapproving looks nor any adults shooing their kids away,  at least that I could see.  As JM says, confidence goes a long way.

Pretty much the same approach at Horseshoe Bay, a popular public beach, where my wife and I spent a couple of sunny afternoons.  From where we parked our scooter, I walked barefoot in a teeshirt and boardshorts to our chosen spot, then pulled off the clothing to sun and swim in my HE thongs.  No different than the women in their bikinis and a few men in their speedos.  Not a furtive coverup, just the normal behavior.  By contrast, at Orient Beach on St Martin in January, I felt comfortable going back and forth from our hotel room to the beach in just my sliding g-string.  Know your venue, and be somewhat bold, but respect the local customs and you should be fine.    

subtlethong #15

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/20/2007 11:19:30Copy HTML

My favorite coverup is an oversized button-down shirt. The tails cover your bum just enough. If you want to feel a bit bolder, you just unbutton the shirt so people can see the front but not the back. I suggest this as a compromise until you can get a feel for the local custom.
thongbutt1 #16

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:04/20/2007 09:28:47Copy HTML

i would say if it's a beach where thongs are common, then you'll be ok to walk to the beach in just a thong.  that's usually what i do. tha'ts definitely what i would do in south beach or haulover.  if the crowds a little more conservative you can wear something over it on the way to the beach.  many times i'll gather up all my stuff and just go on down to the beach wearing nothing but a thong. it's about a 5 minute walk, but if hardly anybody's there or they all look cool , i'll do it for sure....
nicinathong #17

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:05/04/2007 08:30:40Copy HTML

its far more fun to walk to the beach naked
undercover20 #18

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:08/28/2007 09:47:27Copy HTML


I just said to hell with it. I would just drop my shorts at the car and leave them there and walk from the parking lot to the beach in nothing but a thong.
Ex_Member #19

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:08/29/2007 05:47:16Copy HTML

Undercover20, that's what I do now at my favorite beach here in New England -- East Beach in Charlestown, RI -- even when it means I'll have to return later in the day through the crowds that have since gathered near the path from the parking lot.  It's amazing what an air of self-confidence can achieve, both in giving yourself courage and in forestalling negative feedback from others.  
Beachlover492000 #20

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/02/2007 04:28:49Copy HTML

I wear an suit by Greg Perry, that I believe is called the Tarzan thong. It has a flap over my butt, and I wear it to the beach over my g-sting. It covers my butt most of the time, and yet is fun enough to be a little naughty.
stanpuppy #21

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/02/2007 11:11:59Copy HTML

To me, it depends on the venue.  I have done it at sandy hook, which is a totally nude beach and such actions would not be construed as out of line.  In most other venues, i (and my wife) typically cover up.  We are just trying to relax and not really draw attention to ourselves, not trying to exhibit our bodies to those who most probably have no interest in seeing them in such a place.

undercover20 #22

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Date Posted:09/05/2007 11:22:05Copy HTML

I was at 2nd Beach in Newport RI and i was wearing a 3 1/2 inch back Dore bikini, and its small enough to turn into a thong. So everytime i had to go to the parking lot to my car, i would turn my bikini into a thong and walk to my car, I loved seeing people's reactions. As i was leaving for the last time, this car passed by and this chick screamed out "YEAH BABY!!!" It was awesome to just have no fear and thong it all day long, i love it :-)
Ex_Member #23

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/06/2007 03:32:53Copy HTML

On a good day at East Beach in RI, like yesterday, putting a thong on to walk back to the parking lot at the end of the day is like getting fully dressed.  I can appreciate the perspective expressed by Stanpuppy just above, that many people probably don't want to see such things, but I figure they are free to look away, especially as they can see me coming in what looks like a bikini from the front, which if it were I wouldn't consider hiding, and which serves as a warning, so to speak, for the rear view if they continue looking.  One older man and his wife, fully dressed and just surveying the beach scene from the end of the pathway leading to the parking lot, got an eyeful, yet he was very pleasant as I pulled out of the lot a few minutes later, complimenting me on my beautiful antique car, a 1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe, fully restored.  No way he could mistake me as anyone but the guy whose bare butt he'd just observed. 
Ex_Member #24

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/06/2007 11:42:15Copy HTML

I also believe it depends on the venue. When I go to Tybee Island (GA).  I sometimes just wear a thong to and from the beach. I always end up carrying too much stuff and one less article of clothing is one less thing to keep up with. Sometimes I wear a shirt to the beach if I have had a little too much sun or wear a pair of short shorts. It just seems silly to get covered up when I'm just going to remove the clothing moments later.

I've gotten a lot of reaction walking to and from the car in just a thong, but I'm pretty use to it. Tybee has a lot of red necks but the police and the life guards are pretty cool and leave you alone. I was once approached by a policeman who asked me not to walk around in just my almost sheer Dore g-string. I didn't realize how revealing the suit really was. I thought the pattern hid everything. When I told the police I didn't have any thing to cover up with he asked me to stay close to my towel since the beach was really crowded that day. I complied and had a great time the rest of the day. Tybee also has a lot of SCAD  art students who tend to be pretty cool. Several students use to live beside my sisiter downtown. One day she came home to find a girl possing topless on her front porch while several other friends drew her. One time a student came up to me on the beach wearing a speedo swim suit and wanted his picture taken with me. He pulled the seat of his suit into a thong then wrapped his arm over my shoulder while his girlfriend took pictures from the front and back.

I usally go to Lake lanier because I live in the Atlanta area. I have asked several Park rangers if thongs were legal and both told me they were, but got a mixed vague responce from the Corp of Engineers. The sherrif dept. of three counties and local police as well as the park rangers and DNR all patrol the area. Each of them could have different policies regarding thongs and g-strings. This has not stopped me from thonging and I know a girl at work who thongs all the time at the lake. (I have not yet shared with her that I also thong.) I recently discovered one of my favorite parks to thong at is directly across a small cove where she hangs out.  Any ways, I usually wear shorts over my thong to the lake. Lately I remove them before getting into my 2 man raft and row to a convient spot. Last week I didn't put on my shorts when I went back to my car. I drove home in just my Joe Snyder thong. I would love to wear only a thong all the time a the lake. I'm afraid to ask each police dept their policy because I don't want to hear a no and be forced to abide by their ruling. I know I have been spotted by park rangers and the dnr and have not had any problems, but there is still the sherriff depts and local police to contend with.

I love thonging so I am careful not to stand out to much. I wouldn't want my freedom to thong taken away.



beachfolks #25

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/06/2007 03:46:31Copy HTML

Mostly I've just worn my stringback Skinz banded thong for driving to the beaches around Pinellas, even getting gas at the beach stations. Now I'll try wearing my smaller Skinz Roman to these places. Since it meets the Pinellas ordinance, there should be no complaints.
stanpuppy #26

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/12/2009 04:44:53Copy HTML

Wife and I both do it all the time at Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, NJ
Ex_Member #27

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/20/2009 01:41:27Copy HTML

stanpuppy #28

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/20/2009 02:17:16Copy HTML

I think it is really a matter of personal preference and what you are trying to achieve.  Can you do it....yes, obviously.  As stated above, wife and I do it frequently when we are at Gunnision beach.  Now...the environment there is very different than at a municpal beach.  Gunnision is a Clothing optional beach and (in spite of the naturalist premise that naturalism is not about sexuality)...Gunnison had a aura of sexuality to it.  Many people walk around "showing" themselves, and a good number of gay are often crusing.  The "show" we put on by walking to the parking lot in our thongs is not that big a deal.   Contrast when we are at Longport or Margate at the Jersey shore.  This is primarily a family beach and the dynamic is very different than sandy hook.  Granted, we "could" wear our thongs from the street to the beach....but we never do. Our objective here is to relax, get some sun, and have a quiet fun day.  We are already pushing the envelop by wearing thongs at these beaches, since virtually nobody else does and the bulk of beach goers dont really appreciate it.  But...it is well within our rights to do so (see other posts of our "Thongs on Jersey Beaches") so we do.  What we dont need is added hostility by calling attention to ourselves by walking around in our micro suits (muscleskins & Wicked weasel).   Like most things, it is really a matter of judgement and what it appropriate for certain situations
Ex_Member #29

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/23/2009 01:59:36Copy HTML

when I have gone to a pontiac state park, I have walked from my car to the beach in just a g string.  According to pontiac state park office, thongs are okay to wear as long as the necessary areas are covered.  I usually have my bag in one hand, sunglasses on, sandals on and just a gstring on.  I have gotten alot of looks but I have also had a lot of people come and set up near me when they see me.  it feels so good to walk to the beach that way
Ex_Member #30

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/26/2009 08:40:35Copy HTML

When my wife and I go to the beach we usually only wear our G-string to and from the beach with either a towel or a t-shirt as a cover up, but lately she willl only wear a crop tank top and  her g-string because she likes the way they hug her breast when she wears them and who is going to complain about a woman walking in a g-string on a beach where it is allowed
Tanned Bum #31

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:09/26/2009 01:24:47Copy HTML

Just recently I've made a few walks to and from the parking lot at my local beach in a thong.  Since the season is nearing the end here in New England the beachs are not as populated as mid summer. I've read about it on the board and decided to give it a try. The boardwalk that passes over the sand dunes is about 6 feet wide and 5-600ft long.  I was a little nervous wearing a JS walking across the parking lot getting to the boardwalk. As I approached the the entrance a couple of moms and kids were loading up their beach cart to fit on the walkway. I hurried up passed them and made my way up the board walk. Once on there is only one direction to go, as I neared the midway point I was approching a couple girls exiting the beach heading my direction just wearing their bikinis. Got  some smiles and an "enjoy this nice weather" and as we passed we all gave each other the once over. Once I got near the landing and staircase decending to the beach I saw a few seniors watching the seals in the ocean and had to squeeze thru them. Then it was business as usual on the beach.

Walking to/from the beach for me in a thong is a little bit of a  confidence booster.
Proudly #32

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:10/07/2009 03:56:16Copy HTML

I'm sensitive to locations, but I think that my g-string is just another swimsuit. If others wear their suits en route to the beach, then I'm wearing mine. 
In any case, don't loiter. (There's a mention about loitering at: http://proudlybare.blogspot.com/2009/07/public-pools.html)
See you on the path.
elvis1977 #33

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Date Posted:07/07/2018 11:35:05Copy HTML

 at albert dyck park abbotsford I seen a woman in a thong wearing a teeshirt most of her butt was showing in the parking lot walking to the beach.can a man wear basicly the same a tee shirt and my thong . its hard to find a tee shirt long enough to cover the whole butt.
Snublefot #34

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Date Posted:07/09/2018 06:30:53Copy HTML

@elvis1977 There seems to be a fashion among snowboarders and slope style skiers to wear tall-tees over their jackets. The shirts typically go down to mid thigh and should suit your need perfectly.?
NudeNArizona #35

Re:Thongs--From parking lot to beach

Date Posted:07/09/2018 06:45:12Copy HTML

 We usually wear some sort of cover up if unfamiliar with the location but if we are very familiar we will just wear our swimwear to and front. Much safer leaving valuables locked in the car than sitting on a towel when we take Long Beach walks.
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