In Germany there are clothes optional sunbathing areas in public parks, e. This is common in dedicated nudist resorts. For some clothed people, the clothing-optional status only makes them less reluctant to expose themselves briefly when changing clothes. Most beaches in Denmark   and some beaches in Norway  are clothing-optional. Most beaches around the world, including nude beaches, are on public lands. That means that although private resorts and hotels that adjoin a beach may enclose their property behind fences with controlled access, most countries do not allow private ownership of the actual beach area. The standards of conduct take different forms in different countries.