INFORMATION OFF old SHOP SITE
We have been serving naturists since 1982 and our aim is to help you to get more out of this great hobby or life style of ours. A C&C Guide book will reveal a whole new world of possibilities but some folk hold back ...... they worry that they don't know who we are nor do they know whether our books are worth the money. Our names and address are shown clearly on our home page (how many other naturist sites do that? and we’re in the ordinary phone book AND in yellow pages under "naturism") - you are welcome to contact us and check out that we’re real. As for buying a book - we offer a simple guarantee - if you don't like it return it to us straight away and we will refund your money. We won't be upset, we won't argue we won't even push you for an explanation. We reckon about ten thousand people have gained a lot more out of life by using a C&C guide - and we want to welcome you into that special group but if we cannot do anything to improve your naturist life we’ll gladly refund your hard earned brass.
What We Do
Coast & Country Naturists organise naturist social events in Britain and provide a unique source of help, advice, legal support, information, leaflets and books for naturists, wannabe naturists and the media.
Naturism has different meanings for different people - we try to present YOU with information and leave you to take away what you need - we are not here to tell you what to do! We’re not here to carp on about your life style choices and make you feel awkward just because your ideas do not match up with some "mythical definition." This makes us unpopular with some of the officials at the CCBN etc but we know we provide well for thousands of other naturists - and that makes it all worthwhile. (And we don’t even condemn CCBN out of hand!)
the C&C story
Formed in 1982 by Susan & David Martin the original purpose of Coast & Country Naturist CLUB was to organise naturist (social nudity) swimming and sauna evenings. (See ABOUT US for the full story - our legal mumbo jumbo page very quickly gets off that boring topic and explains how C&C got going.)
Our forward looking, friendly and innovative style resulted in our being asked to run many more activities over a much wider area. Coast & Country PUBLICATIONS (along with C&C CLUB) is now the foremost independent naturist organisation in Britain. We may not have the status of being the official body (that accolade is claimed by the CCBN) but we are in reality most helpful and active and we are dedicated to helping ALL naturists regardless of which clubs or organisations (if any) they belong to. We ensure British naturists get the help and facilities they need to enjoy their hobby. Let us help you!
Susan & David are the folk behind C&C - their constant vigilance and hard work for more than twenty years has been a factor in enabling British naturism to develop. Born in 1946 they have been married almost forty years and have two adult daughters. Our interests include the kidz followed by gardening with no clothes on, "home building skills", walking, motor-caravan touring, visiting historic houses, gardens, landscapes and watching TV documentaries etc. What makes us laugh? Tommy Cooper, Morecambe & Wise, The News Quiz and radio’s Dead Ringers and the human condition!
What Readers Say About Us
Steve says "what a gem of a book the British Isles guide is as it is packed with info and a real pleasure to read. I have paid twice as much for glossy naturist books with little real content."
About the Spain guide, Jerry writes "you will be blessed by many - an absolutely marvellous book."
Paula says "The Spain Guide is spot on with the descriptions of ..... and ..... and ..... which we know well. We're looking forward to discovering new places detailed in it."
Susan said "The C&C Guide to France must be the best thing since sliced bread!"
Brian and Anne wrote "We have had nearly all your guides over the years and we wouldn't think of setting off without taking the latest C&C with us." "No Shadows Fall" is an incredible story and Isuelt has been very brave to set it all down but she also writes in such a lovely way.
Alan says "Thanks to The Nudist Way I have found places near my home (Wiltshire) where I can ramble without clothes - don't knock it till you've tried it is my motto."
"Thanks for the book - I never knew there was so much going on."
"Wish we had known about this when we started, it would have saved us a lot of heartache."
"What a cracker and such prompt service too."
AND YES THEY SAY BAD THINGS TOO!
Exactly one person this year (2000) has complained ... "your smart alec comments are not funny, there is only one beach on ..... (so and so island) ...... that we would ever use and your suggestions that you can walk nude along the coast at .. such and such a place ..... are laughable." (In our own defence we'd point out that many naturists do indeed walk along the beach that the complainant objects to.)
We have been serving naturists for over twenty years. Although we (Susan & David) have a high public profile we well understand that some naturists do need confidentiality and discretion. Take it from me that any concerns you may have regarding security or confidentiality are taken very seriously by ourselves.
This section is for folk joining C&C for the very first time. Once you are a Member we will write to you as and when your Membership subscription is due for renewal. We do not use the same renewal date for all Members so every individual gets full benefit for a year and there is never a "bad time" or an "off season" to join C&C.
Coast & Country was formed in 1982 and welcomes all respectable naturists (and those new to naturism) without any discrimination whatsoever. If you subscribe to C&C Club today you will be entitled to Members Benefits for a period of over ONE YEAR. We usually give you the rest of the month free and then a full twelve months Membership starts after that. The cost is £15 per year and for the first year only there is a £5 joining fee. This subscription covers all the people in your home and there are no postal charges or VAT. Send your payment through the post - cheques should be made out to C&C CLUB - and we will mail you the latest newsletter and your Membership Card. We have been serving British naturists since 1982 so we'll not let you down nor take you for a ride.
Your anonymity and privacy is respected absolutely
We promote naturism via press, TV and radio
We liaise with local councils, police etc to serve you better
Our Club Constitution guarantees against discrimination
Members in most parts of Britain
Wide range of activities organised
Members usually get into events at reduced rates
Many outdoor events are totally free
Run by committed naturists who care about naturism and you
Unique legal representation scheme for Members only
Newsletters and circulars regularly mailed to you
Your C&C Membership card is widely accepted in Britain and also abroad at a surprising number of resorts!
Office phones manned daily (usually) 8.00 am to 8.00 pm - Members are welcome to save brass by using our low cost local rate number.
Special offers for Members on guide books
belong to a friendly and decent bunch of naturists determined to enjoying naturism in a forward looking way
no bitching, no backbiting, no internal politics - just fun
established in 1982 - we're here for you!
a refreshingly different club - we even have members who are not clubby
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NOTE: as at early November 2004 we are trialling the use of PayPal on our "books for sale" page but because the Club is totally separate from my naturist guide book publishing business we prefer you to enrol into C&C by mailing a cheque or postal order.
if you must send cash please consider "recording" the letter so we have to sign for it here - when cash goes astray it leaves a sour taste and can ruin a friendship before it even gets off the ground.