A Dunedin man wants people to look past misconceptions of naturists, after police were called about him earlier this week.
On Monday, the man, who did not want to be named, was enjoying a warm day at Smaills Beach, as he has done many times throughout the year.
He was also naked.
He said there were women sunbathing topless on the beach while he was there.
But as he was leaving, a couple of police officers turned up and asked him what he was doing, and why.
‘‘Prior to the police arriving, my experiences with naturism on Smaills Beach have been completely positive,’’ he said