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Clothing Optional is the first step to your greater connection to Nature through Naturism.

Three Mile Clothing Optional Beach

Three Mile beach is located on the east side of Okanagan Lake a few kilometers north of Penticton, BC. It has been a naturist destination for decades. 

Who visits Three Mile beach?

We talk to a lot of clothed and naked people! We have found visitors to the beach come from many different countries: Spain, Germany, Brazil, Korea, Sweden, France, England, Mexico, USA and, of course, Canadians near and far.

People visit Three Mile and also explore Penticton's other attractions... tour the wineries; race dragon boats; visit car shows; go to Peachfest; search for Elvis; attend concerts and... many come just for Three Mile FREE beach itself!

People have visited Three Mile clothing optional beach to get married naked; to have a family reunion; to chase their run-away pet from the nearby dog beach while blushing furiously; to celebrate Canada Day; and to cross an item off their bucket list!

We hope you will find a reason to join us soon!


​Drive, cycle, walk or bus to Three Mile beach. 


SOUTH OKANAGAN

3-Mile Beach - Penticton

  • Follow Naramata Rd north of Penticton on the east side of Okanagan Lake. 
  • Turn left on to Three Mile Rd just past Quidni Winery ( approx 5 km from Penticton). 
  • Drive down to the Public Parking lot. There is limited parking here and further south of the parking area; the road next to the dog beach.
  • Overflow parking can be found at the junction of Naramata Rd and Poplar Grove Rd about 1/2 km before the Three Mile Rd. Total walking distance to beach from there is ~1.5 km.
  • Public transit is also available. Please follow BC Transit Link: Penticton Naramata Route 10. 
  • The North Bay, Public Beach area is known for Clothing Optional. Many regular or environmental Naturist / Nudist enjoy the Public Foreshore past the east end of the Public Beach.  (Please follow beach Etiquette #1)
  • Remember the entire North Bay at Three Mile Point is "clothing optional" not "nudity mandatory"! Please keep this in mind and help make ALL 'with swimsuit' or 'without swimsuit' feel welcome


**Parking Lot Petition**

If you had no problem finding parking here, congratulations. Many have to wait for a spot or park illegally which comes with the risk of a $40 fine


Expanding the parking at 3-Mile is on the City of Penticton’s long-term capital plan. Moving it to the short-term plan would be aided by a show of support from all of us.


We have created an online petition asking the City of Penticton to expedite expansion of the 3-Mile parking lot. If you support this effort please add your name and read the details at

www.change.org/p/penticton-city-council-expand-parking-at-3-mile-beach-penticton-bc-canada

July 1, 2015 3 Mile FREE Clothing Optional Beach.

FREE Beach Etiquette

Following Etiquette is the best way to enjoy your time 

at 3 Mile FREE Clothing Optional Beach: 

1. Stay on designated trails.

Stay off the cliff faces 

and any other environmentally - sensitive areas.

2. Stay out of private property. BC. Coastal Jurisdiction

3.No biking on the Beach. 

Visitors may however walk their bikes onto beach. 

4. Obey parking regulations and signs or your car will be towed!

Please be aware the Parking Lots are NOT clothing-optional Areas.

5. Love your beach/hike environment by packing out what you pack in.

Shells from sunflower, pitachios, peanuts or the like, do not mix well with sand and bare feet. 

Leave only your footprints and laughter! 

6. Bring only cans or recyclable containers

Take them home with you

 Leave your glass bottles at home! 

Broken glass and bare feet don’t mix!

City garbage container in parking /entrance area.  

7. Show the public that nude is not lewd or rude.

No overt sexual activity! 

Ask the community members for support with violators,

 or RCMP [(250) 492-4300] for assistance. 

8. Prevent destruction of driftwood and forest; fires are illegal at 3 mile Free C.O. Beach! 

9. Get nude! Respect nudity and the privacy of others and experience the joys of naturism!

Gawking, staring, or making rude comments is Not appreciated! 
If nudity offends you, please check out the Okanagan’s many other beautiful beaches. 

10. Ask prior permission to photograph.

No unauthorized film-making! 

11. Use earphones when you are enjoying your radio or tape player.

No generators, spot lights, or loud amplifiers, please

12. Protect and respect the ecosystem (habitats) and the wildlife such as Skinks, Snakes, Gulls, Herons, Eagles, rare painted swamp Turtles, Plants and other living members of the Ecosystem. 

13. Speak up for standards; 

if a person is unaware of the etiquette, please explain it quietly and politely. 

14. Take care of children; they need special care. 

Know where they are and make sure they … and you … have enough water, shade, and sun protection. (minimum SPF 15 is recommended)

Know both your location and the location of a sick or injured person on the beach if calling 9-1-1 for an emergency. 

15. When at the beach: 

Take due care and caution when swimming and boating; 

no lifeguards are on duty and irresponsible boaters and jet skiers 

DO NOT MIX with small children, swimmers, and kayakers who are not always easily visible.

16. Camping is illegal. RCMP and community Security patrol throughout the summer. 

15. No dogs allowed on the North Public beach area or you may be fined. 

Dogs and crowds don’t mix. 

*Responsible dog owners are recommended to use the PUBLIC FORESHORE, past the Public Beach area.

Three mile point South Bay, also has a Clothed Dog area.

16. Give lost and found items to the RCMP [(250) 492-4300],

  or Okanagan Naturist - [(250) 487-8078].

3 Mile FREE C. O. BEACH Community Thank you! 


*Thank you Wreck Beach & their many Volunteers,

for the basis of our Etiquette policy.

Wreck Beach Preservation Society .


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

3 Mile FREE Clothing Optional Beach Community invite you to join us during regular beach hours. 6 am to Dusk.

3 Mile FREE Clothing Optional Beach

Three Mile Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8T6, Canada

Messages (250) 487-8078

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More Beach Info

Parking Lot Petition

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

Is Family Nudity Child Abuse?

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If you had no problem finding parking here, congratulations


Many have to wait for a spot or park illegally which comes with the risk of a $40 fine.


We have created an online petition asking the City of Penticton to expedite expansion of the 3-Mile parking lot. If you support this effort please add your name and read the details at

www.change.org/p/penticton-city-council-expand-parking-at-3-mile-beach-penticton-bc-canada

Or go to change.org and search for us.

Is Family Nudity Child Abuse?

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

Is Family Nudity Child Abuse?

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​Intro to the book, Growing Up Without Shame...

Nudists have long endured the rantings of "experts" who think that family nakedness encourages "incest, parental abuse, over stimulation, sexual obsession, school failures, sexual deviancy, exhibitionism, homo/bisexuality, etc." But Dennis Craig Smith was unwilling to accept these opinions as fact. He began a search for the truth ten years ago that led him to naturist camps and beaches to interview and survey adults who had grown up in nudist families. He found well-adjusted people who blatantly disprove the "experts" theories.

From the book, Growing Up Without Shame by Dennis Craig Smith with Dr. William Sparks. Click here to read a summary of the book.

Expanding the parking at 3-Mile is on the City of Penticton’s long-term capital plan. Moving it to the short-term plan would be aided by a show of support from all of us.


City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

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3 Mile FREE C.O. Beach community 

helps maintain 3-Point under the 

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program.

Contact community members to volunteer. 


You can help during your visit by removing garbage you may have brought with you or any garbage find in your surrounding area, including drinking containers, cigarette butts...


Always leave nature better than you find her! 


Nature needs you as much as you need her!! 

Public Nudity and The Law

New Beach Society with OSNS

City of Penticton’s  Adopt-A-Park Program

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Judges have been redefining the 80 year old laws regarding public nudity / indecency and dismissing cases where the nudity is non-sexual. Here are a few of their comments...
 

  • Justice Stuard... "public nudity by itself is not an indecent act. To be an offence... the unclad person must act in a base or shameful manner..." R. v. Hecker
  • Justice Carole Baird Ellan... "the actions of the accused were void of sexual content in that she did not act in a sexually provocative manner..." R. v. Sinclair
  • Justice Gould... "mere nude sunbathing is not of sufficient moral turpitude to support a charge for doing an indecent act..." R. v. Beaupré
  • Justice Coulter Osborne... found that baring her breasts was not harmful to anyone and noted, “there was nothing degrading or dehumanizing in what the appellant did. The scope of her activity was limited and was entirely non-commercial. No one who was offended was forced to continue looking at her..." R. v. Jacobs
  • Judge Eugene Lewchuk... "their behavior did not violate community standards..." R. v. Godron & Rice

The above rulings are called ‘case law’. These rulings take precedence over the literal interpretation of the criminal code. Essentially judges are modifying the law to allow public nudity so long as it is non-sexual.

It appears the attitude of judges reflects the increasing tolerance of Canadians toward public nudity. A 2013 Expedia poll found 59% of Canadians are comfortable with seeing nudity at the beach and a 2014 fcn.ca poll found 1 in 4 Canadians have been naked at the beach or plan to be in the future.

Also, each year, with the full knowledge and support of police and city councils:

  • World Naked Bike Rides throughout Canada
  • Naked Polar Bear swims countrywide
  • Official clothing optional beaches in Vancouver ( Wreck Beach ) and Toronto ( Hanlan's Point ) plus hundreds of unofficial beaches throughout Canada
  • Naked Gay Pride parades
  • Nude swim nights at public pools in Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Edmonton, Drumheller, Toronto and many others
  • Special events such as naked bungee jumping, zip-lining, etc

And finally, Penticton city councillors are on record acknowledging the decades old traditional naturist activities at 3-Mile. The clothing optional aspect of this beach was also an official part of the City of Penticton tourism literature until recently.

Note: Women in B.C. have had the right for 10+ yrs, to be topless in any location a man can be topless publicly. 

New Beach Society with OSNS

New Beach Society with OSNS

New Beach Society with OSNS

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Changes are coming to the OKANAGAN! 


As with the Seasons, Naturist Associations and Societies change. 


In just 5 short years, 3 Mile Beach went from a handful of weekly visitors to 50 plus visitors a day!

 

Okanagan Naturist Association feels proud to have supported this incredible increase of global tourism to our local Community. 


Okanagan Shushwap Nudist Society are also keen on bringing education and awareness to community naturist locations in OSNS's support to aid body confidence in the Okanagan. 


This 2020 season Okanagan Naturist and OSNS.com are affiliating the body confidence of Naturism and Nudism together by further supporting tourism at 3 Mile FREE C.O. Beach.


Are you a 3 Mile Beach C.O. member / regular who wants to give back to your beach community? 


Three Mile Free C.O. Beach community is looking for YOU! 


This April Our community is looking for a new leadership board as 

Okanagan Naturist Association 

shifts to

 3 Mile Free Clothing Optional Beach group. 

A better member based, OSNS.com guided, community non-profit association. 


If you would like a part as a Naturist/ Nudist / Clothing Optional User of Three Mile Beach, Penticton, BC 

contact: 


Email: oknaturistassoc@gmail.com 

Subject: 3MFCOB I'm In! 


New to Naturism / Nudism?

New Beach Society with OSNS

New Beach Society with OSNS

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Learn about Okanagan Naturist / Nudist women:  
The Naked Truth 

OkanaganWoman Magazine




Links to the Okanagan  

City of Penticton

Downtown Penticton Association

Penticton Hospitality Association

Okanagan Film Commission

City of Kelowna

Tourism Kelowna

Town of Osoyoos




More on Naturism in BC

Wreck Beach preservation Society

Federation of Canadian Naturist FCN

Okanagan Shushwap Nudist Society



Your Lawful Liberties

Sue Wrong Doers 

private person .com 

Hope for Justice: 

Common Law Courts Do Exist!

www.howtowinincourt.com


Code of Conduct

Help us make this an enjoyable day for everyone:

  • Restrict nudity to the beach

  • Please ask before taking pictures of people

  • Kindness first - perfect bodies are found only in the advertising industry

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Three Mile Beach & OSNS.com is Looking for You!! 


Do you have a history in Non-profits and want to have a say in your local community Clothing Optional Beach or Nudist events throughout the Okanagan? 


Are you a Happy Clothing Optional attendant of Three Mile Beach, who wants to help maintain the community and environment as it has been kept over last 5 yrs? 


Are you a Family & Pubic Safety Orientated, Body confident trained non-profit leader?


Do you believe in the long standing tradition of Clothing Optional Recreation in the Okanagan and want to be part of the foundation of Naturism / Clothing Optional Tourism in the Okanagan? 


Are you a Social Media Body Confident Naturist, who wants to report about Naturism in the Okanagan?   


Three Mile Beach Affiliates

(ONA) Members of Penticton Chambers of Commerce.
Federation of Canadian Naturist
International Naturist Federation
Students in the U.S.,  Canada, Australia, Great Britain, inclusive or Europe and more...

3 Mile Clothing Optional FREE Beach community

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Three Mile Beach

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Body Confidence



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Clothing Optional

Be a Volunteer Community Member

Community Director

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

3 mile FREE beach is looking for a Community Director to liaison with our new Mother organization: OSNS.com and the City of Penticton. Are you read to lead Naturism in Penticton? 

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

Do you have Non-Profit skills and want to give to your local Community & Environment? 

Contact OSNS.com and OkanaganNaturist.ca

with your Resume Today!


Community Fundraising

Three Mile Beach is looking for YOU!

Community Fundraising

Non-profit Fundraising is a delicate operation that only few have the intricate skills to hold balance between commerce and the natural world. 3 mile FREE beach environment needs You! 

Treasurer

Community Relations Officer

Community Fundraising

3 Mile FREE Beach community is looking for a qualified non-profit Treasurer. 

Apply with your resume today.

Community Relations Officer

Community Relations Officer

Community Relations Officer

Is your background working with large groups of diverse community members? Do you love to run Non- profit Marketing Campaigns via community and Social Media events? 

Community Secretary

Community Relations Officer

Community Relations Officer

Even Nature needs someone to keep track of the comings and goings of Community organizational plans and events.