Jumat, 22 Desember 2017

This is a list of places where social nudity is practised in North America for recreation. As a philosophy, this practice is commonly referred to as naturism; the International Naturist Federation has affiliates in over 30 countries. However, most who indulge in this activity are likely not formal members of a naturist organization. This listing includes free beaches (clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches) and some private resorts.


Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide
Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide. Source : www.tripsavvy.com

Nude bathing on beaches is illegal in Anguilla.

  • Captain's Bay is a secluded beach where people do bathe in the nude (illegally).

Antigua and Barbuda

Nude Beaches in California
Nude Beaches in California. Source : www.californiabeaches.com

  • Hawksbill Bay, Antigua

The Bahamas

Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide
Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide. Source : www.tripsavvy.com

  • Breezes Bahamas, Nassau used to allow nude bathing but as of January 2015 nudity is no longer allowed.


The 10 Best Nudist and Naturist Beaches in Spain
The 10 Best Nudist and Naturist Beaches in Spain. Source : www.spain-holiday.com

Though Belizeans don't particularly frown on nudity, there are no official nude beaches in Belize. However, there are dozens of deserted out islands with beaches perfect for sunbathing in the buff.


Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide
Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide. Source : www.tripsavvy.com

British Columbia

British Columbia has thousands of kilometres of coastline and thousands of lakes, as well as millions of hectares of natural parks and undeveloped land. The vast majority of these areas are mostly uninhabited and nude swimming and sunbathing can be done with little concern for disturbing others. In the populated areas, particularly the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria, and the Okanagan, nudity is generally practiced only in certain established or isolated locations (usually beaches) and on private properties.

  • Wreck Beach is the second largest clothing-optional beach in North America with over 100,000 visitors each year. On the shore of the Georgia Strait and the north arm of the Fraser River, it is part of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which is adjacent to the University Endowment Lands, just west of the city limits of Vancouver.
  • Crescent Rock Beach in Surrey; after political wrangling in 2006 nude sunbathing is now allowed.
  • Red Sands Beach in Nelson is a nude beach used mainly by the locals. Camping is not permitted.
  • Three Mile Beach in Penticton has traditionally been used as a clothing optional beach, but the legal status of nudists using the beach is unclear.
  • Nipple Point in Salmon Arm is a rocky beach east of the town that sees occasional nude use.
  • Little Tribune Bay,near the Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island is a clothing optional sandy/small round gravel beach, close to the Co-op, camping nearby.
  • Mission Flats Beach, Kamloops. From downtown head east to Mission Flats Road. Follow that for approximately five minutes until you pass the pulp mill. There will be a large sign on the north side of the road stating no trespassing but there is a trail system to the beach from there. If you drive 20 seconds beyond the sign there is a parking lot with trails to the beach. Expansive sandy beach early spring and late summer based on the rise and fall of water levels. Very popular with couples as well as singles.
  • Prior Lake on Vancouver Island near Victoria. From a backroad around Thetis Lake, there is access to this smaller lake which features a secluded dock that is clothing optional.
  • Southern extremity of the beach (beyond the painted "nude" signs on fallen trees) at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park in Metchosin near Victoria.
  • Sol Sante Club is a naturist club located on a 175-acre (71 ha) property near Cobble Hill, north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
  • At Lost Lake in Whistler, there is a "Nudy Dock" where it is acceptable to bathe and suntan nude.


CottonTail Corner Naturist Beach, located 20 minutes from the City of Edmonton near the Town of Devon. A twenty minute hike through the trees leads to the beach. More info can be found on their website http://www.cottontailcorner.ca on the Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/cottontailcornerdevon or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cottontail_corner_canada


  • Paradise Beach (Bareass Beach), located just outside Saskatoon

Nova Scotia

  • Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, near Sambro, is about 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Halifax and has a section that is a nude beach.


  • All areas of Ontario, unless otherwise specified by town or city by-laws, allow both males and females to be topless in public.
  • Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is a year-round facility north of Toronto in East Gwillimbury.
  • Beechgrove Beach, Toronto, located 100 metres east of the parking lot at the end of Beechgrove Avenue
  • East Haven Club near Ottawa
  • Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch near Tamworth
  • Jewel Lake Wilderness Park in North Bay
  • Hanlan's Point Beach on the Toronto Islands is a sandy clothing-optional beach.
  • Lakesun Club near Inverary
  • Ponderosa Nature Resort (colloquially The Pond) is a year-round resort between Guelph and Hamilton off Highway 6.
  • Port Burwell private beach, approximately 1 kilometre (1,100 yd) west of the Port Burwell Provincial Park parking lot #5.
  • Sunny Glades Naturist Park in Bothwell
  • Sunward Naturist Park in Calabogie
  • The Grand Barn was a clothing-optional facility located in eastern Ontario, equidistant between Ottawa, Cornwall, and Montreal.due to land use zoning restrictions the facility ceased operating in 2016
  • Turkey Point Provincial Park
  • Sandbanks Provincial Park has an unofficial nude beach area away from the mainstream beach area with signs posted against it.
  • The city of Toronto permits nudity at public events, such as the World Pride Parade & the World Naked Bike Ride.


  • Patricia Beach has a section that is an unofficial nude beach on Lake Winnipeg.
  • Beaconia Beach has an unofficial nude beach section on the southeastern shore of Lake Winnipeg.
  • Naturist Legacy Park is a family friendly facility.


There are no officially recognized nude beaches in the province, but there are six spots that have secluded areas where nudity is accepted.

  • Oka (Oka National Park â€" known locally as Okapulco), is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Montreal.
  • Meech Lake in Gatineau Park has had an unofficial nude beach for over 70 years, though it is subject to periodic raids from local police.
  • Plage du Lac Simon, Duhamel.
  • Rivière Palmer, Chaudière-Appalaches.
  • Plage du Parc de la Pointe-Taillon, Lac Saint-Jean.
  • Plage de Boom Défense, Gaspé Peninsula.
  • Plage de Cap-aux-Oies, Charlevoix.

Prince Edward Island

  • Blooming Point Beach, in Prince Edward Island National Park along the northern shore of Prince Edward Island, contains an unofficial clothing-optional beach. The nude section is about a 15â€"20 minute walk west (to the left) of the parking lot.

External links for Canada

  • Federation of Canadian Naturists
  • Top-Free Equal Rights Association

Costa Rica

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  • Montezuma Beach â€" Playa Grande is a thirty-minute hike north of Montezuma, with optional nudity.
  • Hotel Villa Caletas, Puntarenas


Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide
Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide. Source : www.tripsavvy.com

  • Cayo Santa Maria
  • Cayo Largo
  • Playa la Chocha Loca
  • Playa El Pito Corto
  • Playa Las Pompas Grandes
  • La Mariela

Dominican Republic

The 10 Best Nudist and Naturist Beaches in Spain
The 10 Best Nudist and Naturist Beaches in Spain. Source : www.spain-holiday.com

  • Caliente Caribe, near Abreu in Puerto Plata province. There have been reports that this resort has closed.

French Antilles

Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide
Florida's Nude & Clothing-Optional Guide. Source : www.tripsavvy.com

The following beaches on in the French Antilles.


  • Anse Crawen, not far from Bourg
  • Anse Tarare


  • Anse Traubaud
  • Petite Anse de Salines

St. Barths

Topless is common on most beaches. Nudity is encountered at:

  • Gouveneur Beach (at the western end)
  • Saline beach (towards the east and little further in the small bay called Petite Saline)

Saint Martin

  • Orient Beach (contains an official nude section and is the most popular social nude beach on the island)
  • Club Orient (resort, restaurant and bars located adjacent to the official nude section of Orient Beach)
  • Cupecoy (contains a nude section and non-nude section)
  • Happy Bay (not officially nude but one side of beach is frequently nude)
  • Topless is permitted on all beaches on the French side of the island, but many secluded beaches attract nude sunbathers.
  • The Jardin d'O Caribbean clothing optional resort is close to three beaches that are naturist-nudist friendly (Orient Bay, Happy Bay and Pinel Island).


  • Beach off Sandals LaSource Resort
  • Laluna, St. George's


  • Breezes Runaway Bay
  • Couples Negril
  • Couples Sans Souci
  • Couples Tower Isle
  • Hedonism II in Negril
  • Negril Cabins Resort
  • Rolcata Resort & Spa
  • Sandals Royal Caribbean(backside of private island)
  • Seven Mile Beach, Negril
  • Sunset Beach Resort & Spa
  • Nude Lun Park
  • Grand Bahia Principe has a nude section at the back of the resort


  • Amigos Casa clothing optional B&B near Guadalajara
  • Zipolite, Oaxaca: Zipolite beach has been nudist for more than 30 years. Nudism in Zipolite is tolerated, since Mexican law condemns only "immorality" and thus the issue ends up being a matter of the judge's criteria. This beach is reputed to be the best place for nudism in the country. The numerous nudists and the long tradition make it safe for nudists.
  • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, has a beach in town located near the Cozumel ferry terminal that allows topless sunbathing, at least informally. Within Playa del Carmen, there's a strip of beach called Kentenah which hosts some secluded resorts such as Hidden Beach that is designed for nudists. Some topless sunbathing also occurs at Tulum, although not as commonly as in Playa del Carmen. There are also adult lifestyle hotels like Desire and Desire Pearl.
  • Dolce Vita B&B in Tulum.
  • The Intima Resort (formerly Mak Nuk) is a nude resort in the town of Tulum. It is not located on the beach but nude sunbathing is accessible in the biosphere area close to the resort.
  • Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, has beach areas where topless sunbathing occurs, especially at Playa Norte. Nude bathers are advised to use caution as local police do issue citations.
  • Destilerías, Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and just north of Bucerias, Nayarit, has a beach where nudism is "tolerated".

External links for Mexico

  • Clothing Optional Home Network - Mexico
  • Hidden Beach Resort
  • Intima Resort
  • Desire Resorts

Netherlands Antilles


On Aruba island, two beaches allow nudity, especially in late afternoon and dawn:

  • Baby Beach near Saint Nicholas
  • Eagle Beach near Oranjestad


  • Sorobon Resort on Bonaire used to be a naturist resort, but is no longer so.


Curaçao has no legal nude beaches at this time.

  • The Natural Curaçao is a clothing optional mini-resort in Willemstad that also offers boat trips.
  • There are also several beaches on the west end of the island that are okay with topless sunbathing.

Saint Maarten

The island of St Martin has a Dutch side, Sint Maarten, and a French side Saint Martin. Orient Bay on the French side has a nudist section. Club Orient, a family-friendly clothing-optional beach resort, is on Orient Bay.


  • Isla Contadora in the Pearl Islands

St. Lucia

  • Ladera Resort

United States

Additional and up-to-date information on public and private locations may be obtained on the web sites of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS).


Bluff Creek Falls Campground Steele Alabama

  • Gymno-Vita Park is a 110-acre (45 ha) AANR affiliated campground for couples and families only near Pell City
  • Black Bear Camp in Waverly {CLOSED}
  • The ReTreat in Horton {CLOSED}
  • Spring Creek Campground & Resort in Geneva {FOR SALE AS OF 2016}
  • Camp Rock Bottom in Sand Rock
  • Bware Cove in Salem


Public nudity is illegal in Alaska (no social places).


Public nudity is illegal in Arizona. However, Verde Hot Springs (springs only â€" not the campground) is traditionally nude. There are a few clothing-optional gay resorts and traditional clothing optional B&B's in Phoenix. Tucson's Upper Tanque Verde Creek is a popular social nudity spot. The lower trail leads to a series of pools and waterfalls along Tanque Verde Creek. The Upper Trail is a quick, 10-minute hike to a well-liked swimming and sunning spot used by sunbathers of both sexes clothed and unclothed.

  • Shangri La Ranch in New River is a family friendly facility that welcomes everyone interested in naturism.
  • Mira Vista Resort in Marana is a family oriented clothing-optional resort that opened in May 2006.
  • Casa Cahava Clothing Optional B&B in Cave Creek
  • Casa Jardin Paraiso Clothing Optional B&B in Phoenix
  • El Dorado Hot Spring in Tonopah.
  • Magic Circle in Quartzsite.
  • AZ Lagoon del Sol Clothing Optional B&B in Phoenix is a part of Clothing Optional Home Network and is an AANR Participating Business.
  • Royal Villa in Phoenix is a male only clothing optional hotel. Which offers a day pass for male Phoenix residents only and also, only people traveling from other states than Phoenix can stay here. Nudity is accepted in all areas of inner property except for hotel lobby.

2017 : Recently opened last year in Phoenix, Arizona is the Arizona Sunburst Inn, which caters to males only and, unlike Royal Villa, does not offer a day pass. Rooms are on a strictly rental basis and nudity is accepted poolside. Also on, and/or inside the property.


Public nudity is illegal in Arkansas in the presence of the opposite sex; however, same-sex nudity is legal in Arkansas.

  • Magnetic Valley Resort in Eureka Springs is a private men-only resort. The pool and bar areas are clothing optional.


  • Alameda County
    • The Sequoians, a nudity-required nudist club located in Castro Valley
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
    • American River down river from the Route 49 highway bridge. Biking path is on the south side of the vehicle bridge, after crossing the old concrete railroad bridge, several small trails lead down a steep bank to a series of large rocks outcropping on the river.
  • Humboldt County
    • Baker's Beach, in Humboldt County between Trinidad and Moonstone. Humboldt North Coast Land Trust claims to own this property.
    • College Cove Beach is in the town of Trinidad, north of Eureka in northern Humboldt County.
  • Inyo County
    • Keough Hot Springs â€" Hot running creek with pools located near Bishop. Note: the resort at the end of the road is not clothing optional.
    • Saline Valley Warm Springs â€" hot springs in Death Valley National Park
  • Lake County
    • Harbin Hot Springs is a retreat and workshop center 93.4 miles (150.3 km) northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, north of the Napa Valley, near Middletown. The center was closed for rebuilding after the Valley Fire of 2015.
  • Los Angeles County
    • Arroyo del Sol Clothing Optional B&B in Pasadena-Altadena is part of Clothing Optional Home Network and is an AANR Participating Business.
  • Marin County
    • Red Rock Beach, a half mile south of Stinson Beach
  • Mendocino County
  • Mono County
    • Little Hot Creek east of Mammoth Lakes. To find this clothing-optional hot springs, you'll need a good local map showing dirt roads.
  • Monterey County
    • Zmudowski State Beach â€" Unofficial clothing-optional "hidden beach" within Moss Landing.
    • Garrapata State Park â€" Clothing-optional beach 15 minutes drive south of Carmel.
    • Marina Beach State Park (South side) â€" A 15-minute drive north of Monterey. 15 minute hike over the sand dunes.
  • Napa County
    • Meadowlark Country House â€" A twenty-room/suite bed and breakfast outside Calistoga with a large mineral-rich water pool area, Jacuzzi and sauna. Clothing-optional mineral water pool, hot tub, sauna, and sun bathing terraces are available with the purchase of a day pass at $35 per person.
  • Nevada County
    • South Yuba River â€" Hoyts Crossing is an area of swimming holes on the South Yuba, about a 20-minute hike upriver from the Highway 49 crossing (north of Nevada City).
  • Orange County
    • San Onofre Beach, which is actually in San Diego County, but is so close to the Orange County line that most of its visitors are from both counties, is 55 km (34.2 mi) northwest of this beach (near San Clemente). It was clothing optional until 2010.
  • Riverside County
    • Anahata Springs Spa and Retreat near Palm Springs is a clothing optional zen spa and retreat with hot spring pool and spa.
    • Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs. This swimsuit optional spa has hot spring water pools, and the spa is an easy introduction to social nudity. TripAdvisor named them as one of the Top 25 Small Hotels in the US for 2013, 2104, and 2015.
    • Glen Eden Nudist Resort â€" One of the largest membership owned clubs in the country, Glen Eden, located in Corona, is Southern California's premier nudist destination.
    • Sea Mountain Couples Nude Resort and Spa Hotel. Four diamond hotel and resort and lifestyles club with mineral water pools and celebrity clientel ranked best of the USA by LA Times
    • Desert Sun Resort One of the premier nudist resorts in North America. Located in Palm Springs.
    • The Terra Cotta Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in Palm Springs is a popular nudist vacation resort. It's perfect for couples trying nude vacations for the first time. They won the Best of the Palm Springs Valley award in Dec 2017 for being the best Boutique hotel. Featuring a unique tobacco free experience, they have one of the highest repeat guest rates in the travel industry.
  • Sacramento County
    • Laguna del Sol â€" Clothing-optional resort in Wilton, near Sacramento, featuring camping and RV spots, a lake, heated swimming pools, spas, walking tracks, stores, restaurant and event center.
  • San Benito County
  • San Bernardino County
    • Deep Creek Hot Springs â€" Clothing-optional hot spring in the San Bernardino National Forest near Apple Valley
    • Olive Dell Ranch â€" Naturist resort in Colton, a few miles from San Bernardino and Riverside. Olive Dell Ranch is southern California's favorite nudist resort for families and couples.
    • Silver Valley Sun Club - was a small clothing-optional resort located in Newberry Springs, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Barstow. As of 2016 it is permanently closed.
  • San Diego County
    • Black's Beach, in La Jolla, a neighborhood of San Diego, is possibly the largest de facto clothing-optional beach in the United States. Part of the beach is in a state park where it is legal to be nude, while the rest is on city property where it is illegal to be nude but generally tolerated.
    • DeAnza Springs Resort â€" Naturist resort in Jacumba. DeAnza Springs is the largest and one of the newest clothing optional resorts in North America. Situated on more than 500 acres (202 ha) of high desert (at 2,600 feet or 792 metres) in eastern San Diego County, it is ideal for year-round vacationing.
    • San Onofre Beach is 55 km (34.2 mi) northwest of this beach (near San Clemente). It was clothing optional until 2010.
  • San Francisco City and County
    • Baker Beach is a beach of the National Park Service in San Francisco. The north end of the beach (closest to the Golden Gate Bridge) is officially sanctioned as clothing-optional.
    • Land's End â€" Within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Land's End beach is a beautiful and legal nude beach in the San Francisco area. It is reached only by a steep, difficult trail.
    • San Francisco - There was a law passed by the city council in the fall of 2012 making public nudity an infraction citywide. The law went into effect in February 2013. However, female toplessness is still allowed throughout the city.
  • San Luis Obispo County
    • Pirates Cove near San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo County
    • San Gregorio nude beach might be the oldest continuously active nude beach in the United States. It dates to 1967 and is 3 km (1.9 mi) of public beach which can be reached only by a private road near the town of San Gregorio on the San Mateo County coast, south of San Francisco. San Gregorio beach is the largest of about 20 clothing-optional beaches along the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
    • Devil's Slide or Gray Whale Cove is the only officially sanctioned nude state-owned beach in California. Run for years by a private concessionaire who provided the only access to this remote beach, the State of California took over its operation. NOTE: The California State Park system officially outlaws nudity unless the area is specifically set aside for such use (e.g., dressing areas).
  • Santa Barbara County
    • Bates Beach in Carpinteria was formerly clothing optional, but nudity is now banned. Santa Barbara Based Nude Beach Alliance is fighting a legal battle to bring back clothing optional.
    • More Mesa Beach - Considered one of the most pristine and picturesque clothing optional beaches in California, More Mesa has been a destination for nudists since at least the late 1960s. Located between Hope Ranch Beach and Goleta Beach, this County beach is accessible by following a foot path through the meadow and down a steep but well-maintained staircase carved into the cliffside. The clothing optional area begins to the immediate right of the staircase and continues for approximately a third of a mile to the westernmost point.
  • Santa Clara County
    • Lupin Lodge â€" Naturist resort in Los Gatos. Memberships available as well as day/night passes. Camping available. Just south of Silicon Valley, off Highway 17 (Idylwild Road exit).
  • Santa Cruz County
    • Laguna Creek Beach â€" Public beach frequented by nude sunbathers 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1.
    • Bonny Doon Beach â€" About a 10â€"15 minute drive from Santa Cruz on North Highway 1. Across from Bonny Doon Road. Nude beach is down the cliff â€" there are two sections of beach â€" the south end is for clothed beachgoers, and the north end, divided from the main beach by a large rock, is for nude sunbathers.
    • Santa Cruz - The beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Seaside County Beach Boardwalk. All bathers regardless of gender may go topless by county ordinance.
  • Sonoma County
    • The Russian River is right along U.S. 101 and CA 116.
  • Trinity County
  • Ventura County


  • Mountain Air Ranch in Indian Hills
  • Orvis Hot Springs, a clothing-optional natural hot springs in Ridgway.
  • North end of the Boulder Reservoir, near Boulder.
  • Valley View Hot Springs and the Orient Land Trust â€" 2,200 acres (890 ha) of clothing optional recreation in the San Luis Valley. Chlorine-free swimming pool, hiking trails, soaking ponds; accommodations include tent camping sites, vehicle camp sites & cabin rentals.
  • Strawberry Hot Springs (only after dark) â€" Steamboat Springs
  • Dream Canyon just outside Boulder
  • Desert Reef Hot Spring in Florence.
  • Dakota Hot Springs (formerly known as "The Well"), in Penrose.
  • The "rock" just west of the Wedgewood Restaurant on Boulder Canyon Drive. Look for the Chapman Drive Trailhead parking on the left as you move up the canyon after the turn off to the restaurant.
  • Tsujataism a group formed in 2017 in Boulder Colorado that hold nude meditation rituals these rituals are hosted by a Master and a Goddess and are communally funded.


  • Sun Ridge Resort in Sterling about 1⁄2 mile (0.80 km) from the Rhode Island border and about 15 miles (24 km) from Massachusetts. The resort has 95 wooded level sites on a mountain ridge.
  • Solair Family Nudist Resort in Woodstock is a family oriented nudist resort and campground, owned and operated by its members.
  • B&G of Connecticut, East Hartford, private social club for male naturists


  • Apollo Beach inside the Canaveral National Seashore near New Smyrna Beach on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The accepted clothing-optional sunbathing area starts about 1⁄4 mile (0.4 km) south of Parking Area 5. Unlike Playalinda Beach (see below), this part of the national seashore is in Volusia County, which does not have an anti-nudity ordinance. Scarce parking (29 spaces) usually limits visitors to fewer than a hundred at a time. (There is another Apollo Beach in Hillsborough County, Florida that has a very small beach inside Tampa Bay and very close to the TECO electric plant. This is not a naturist beach and violators are fined.)
  • Blind Creek Beach located just south of Ft. Pierce at 5460 S Ocean Dr (State Road A1A) on Hutchinson Island. This beach is 1 1/2 miles long and is part of a 409-acre beach and wetland preserve. It belongs to Florida Power and Light, but is managed by St. Lucie County Parks Dept. It is a "primitive" beach with limited improvements. There is no fresh water, so visitors must bring what they need. It is not an "official" nude beach, but has a long history of naturist use. The nudist section is south of the access trail.
  • Gulf Stream Clothing Optional Beach - Is a new beach located in palm beach county, although the beach is not officially clothing optional, Naturists do frequent the beach. Palm Beach Naturists and Lake Worth Naturists are working with the county to make it a legal nude beach. Both organizations are existing nudist groups promoting body acceptance and non-sexual naturism in Palm Beach County.
  • Boca Chica Beach on Boca Chica Key near Key West. There are no legal nude beaches in Key West, but Boca Chica has been used by locals for clothing-optional use and kept it secret for years. The secluded area has some sandy beach areas but not wide. There are no facilities or anywhere to clean up so visitors have to remove anything they bring. The road to the beach is near mile marker 10 on the Overseas Highway on Big Coppitt Key. Turn south on SR 941 or Boca Chica Road, driving through Geiger Key and back to Boca Chica Key. The beach is located at the end of the road, approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the highway. Beyond the concrete barricade, immediately south of the culvert, the nude area begins and stretches for 2 miles (3 km).
  • Caliente Tampa is a clothing-optional resort in Land O' Lakes. A membership is required to visit, but visitors can obtain daily memberships. The resort has a hotel on site with a large pool, many smaller pools, a hot tub and volleyball pools.
  • Camp David near Inverness is a private 16-acre (6.5 ha), secluded clothing-optional campground catering to gay men. The camp is heavily wooded with three small lakes. Membership is required, but day passes may be purchased.
  • Casa Alegra Clothing Optional B&B in Sarasota County is part of Clothing Optional Home Network and is an AANR Participating Business.
  • First Coast Naturists is a non landed, AANR chartered and TNS affiliated Meetup Group, based in Jacksonville, Florida and encourages non sexual nudist recreation in the first coast region of northeast Florida. http://www.meetup.com/firstcoastnaturists or <http://www.firstcoastnaturists.com>
  • Gulf Coast Resort - now called Eden Resort in Hudson in Pasco County is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) RV resort north of Tampa.
  • Haulover Beach, in Miami-Dade County between Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach (25°54′40″N 80°07′18″W), is one of the most popular nude beaches in North America. Haulover Nude Beach is part of the county's Haulover Beach Park situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. This 0.4-mile (0.64 km) stretch of white sand shore, open ocean surf, various shaded picnic facilities, beautifully landscaped sand dunes, and concession stands has attracted as many as 7,000 people on a single day. The northern nude area is officially recognized as clothing-optional with official signs and is only a part of the Haulover Beach Park but attracts 66% to 85% of park visitors.
  • The Island Group in Land O' Lakes is a 3-acre (1.2 ha) nudist island, founded in 1948 with a nice quiet atmosphere, a lovely pool and hot tub.
  • Key West Private Charters offers 4-hour, 6-hour, 8-hour snorkeling, scuba diving, sunset and custom power boat trips on which nudity is permitted. The trip launches from the Dream Catchers boat dock at College Drive in Key West. There are other companies offering private charters that allow nudity as long as the boat is 3 miles (5 km) out in the sea where nudity is legal.
  • Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Pasco County is Florida's oldest, which began operation on April 25, 1941. It is a resident-owned cooperative of 196 acres (79 ha) in a very natural setting, of which 51 acres (20.6 ha) are registered as woodland and 60 acres (24.3 ha) as wetland. Six lakes are within or border the property. Non-resident memberships in the resort are available, and free tours are available for those interested.
  • Lake Linda Circle in Land O' Lakes is a fenced nudist community on Leonard Road, founded in 1998 is probably the first residential nudist mobile home park in Florida, and maybe North America.
  • Next Generation Naturists is a non-landed organization promoting the non sexual naturist lifestyle, focused to the young adult (18- to 35-year-old) demographic.
  • Oasis is a 28-home nudist community with clubhouse, tropical park, a heated community pool and a tennis court. The nudist subdivision, started in 2000, is walled by a 6-foot (1.8 m) fence.
  • Paradise Lakes in Pasco County is a clothing optional resort, which is famed for their "bubble parties" and water volleyball.
  • Paradise Pines RV Park in Lutz is a nudist RV park with 81 lots, a pool and clubhouse.
  • Playalinda Beach in Titusville is part of Canaveral National Seashore and operated by the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (US Fish & Wildlife Service). Nudity has long been allowed, and there is an unofficial clothing-optional beach located at the north end of Parking Lot 13 and north of dune crossover 13B. While there is no federal law restricting nude sunbathing, Brevard County passed an ordinance against nudity, but the Sheriff is not enforcing it pending a challenge to the constitutionality of the ordinance.
  • Riverboat Club on Caliente Boulevard in Land O' Lakes was formed in July 1990 and has since grown into a popular vacation spot. It is a private membership club and is home to more than 25 people year round. Hundreds of Tampa Bay area naturists visit regularly and during special events. Many visitors camp out for a day, weekend, monthly or year round.
  • Riviera Naturist Resort in Pace features activities on site in a secluded part of Santa Rosa County in the Florida Panhandle.
  • Sawmill in Dade City is a fenced gay nudist community, founded in 1945 on 100 acres (40 ha) with about 160 homes on site.
  • South Beach in Miami Beach permits topless sunbathing, partially due to the large number of foreign tourists and immigrants that frequent the beach. Additionally, a few hotel pools in Miami Beach also allow female toplessness.
  • Sunny Sands Resort, is a clothing optional resort community located in Pierson, Florida.
  • Sunshine Beach Club, also called Florida Naturist Park, in Hudson is a nudist subdivision with 120 acres (49 ha) and 42 homes, founded in 1959.
  • SunSport Gardens in Palm Beach County offers acres of beautiful natural outdoors with recreation facilities and camping.
  • Suwannee Valley Resort, is a AANR chartered clothing optional resort located in White Springs, Florida, featuring pool, hot tub, bar and restaurant facilities encouraging the highest ethics of non sexual social nudity. SVR is situated in beautiful tree covered acreage next to the historic Suwannee River. Discounts for Veterans,law enforcement and firefighters.
  • Vitambi Springs near Clewiston is a private all-male clothing optional campground. The resort is nearly 200 acres. Membership is required.
  • The Woods RV Park in Land O' Lakes is an upscale clothing-optional RV park and resort that opened in 2008 with lots for sale and for rent. It boasts a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) clubhouse and heated pool.


  • Bell Acres Resort in Maysville. AANR and TNS affiliated.
  • Hidden River Resort in Saint George, with a mailing address of Sanderson, Florida. AANR affiliated.
  • Mountain Creek Grove Resort in Cleveland. This is an adult only resort.
  • Native Woods Naturist Park in Darien. AANR and TNS affiliated.
  • Paradise Valley Resort and Club in Dawsonville is a club with 108 acres (44 ha), three swimming pools and a restaurant. AANR and TNS affiliated.
  • Serendipity Park in Cleveland. AANR and TNS affiliated.
  • The Naturist Escape in East Ellijay. This is a non-landed, all ages welcome, social naturist organization that is based out of the north Georgia mountains.


  • Donkey Beach on Kaua‘i was a clothing optional beach, but recent development of paths and buildings means it is no longer secluded and used by nudists.
  • Kehena Beach (Dolphin Beach) is a black sand beach in the Puna District of the island of Hawai‘i ("Big Island")
  • Larsen's Beach on Kaua‘i
  • Little Mākena Beach in Mākena State Park, Maui
  • Red Sand Beach near Hāna on Maui
  • Kauapea Beach on Kaua‘i
  • Slaughterhouse Beach in Hana Highway on Maui
  • HanginLoose Clothing-Optional Retreat & Botanical Gardens â€" "Big Island"


  • Bare Mountain Retreat is a family-oriented facility located on 130 private acres just 30 minutes from Boise, Idaho. It is affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and AANR-Northwest, and has operated since 1981.
  • Sun Meadows Resort in Worley is affiliated with TNS and AANR. It was the site of the 2005 TNS Gathering.
  • Jerry Johnson's Hot Springs is located 20 miles (32 km) west of the Montana state line on US 12. Located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, the warm water pools are about a 1-mile (1.6 km) hike in and known for the clothing-optional atmosphere.
  • Goldbug Hot Springs south of Salmon, Idaho. The pools are about a 2 miles (3.2 km) hike in.


  • The Chicago Fun Club is a non-landed social nudist club.
  • Nude sunbathing and swimming has occurred at Illinois Beach State Park, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the park headquarters building, at the end of the beach.
  • Until 1995, nude night swimming occurred at Oak Street Beach in Chicago and other beaches on Lake Michigan, prior to its elimination by police patrols.
  • Blue Lake Resort is a family oriented nudist park located in Erie, in the Rock River valley of northwestern Illinois, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of the Quad Cities area (Moline, Rock Island and Davenport). Approximately 20 acres (8.1 ha) of sunny and shaded areas situated amid 98 acres (40 ha) of farmland. The camp facilities are approved by the State of Illinois each year.
  • Nude Dudes Chicago is a group of 18- to 40-year-old gay men who enjoy public nudity and host events in and around the Chicago area all year round.
  • Couples Playhouse Nudist Retreat near Aurora hosts nudist events on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They feature indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. There is sand and water volleyball, as well as a huge tanning deck. A nice buffet is included. A good selection of lawn sports are provided.
  • NUD R US Family Nudist Club (NFNC) is a small Christian and home-based nudist club near Bloomington that is open to all of good moral character. NFNC has an indoor dipping/conversation pool and an outdoor 30-foot (9.1 m) above-ground pool, a hot tub, firepit, sundeck, outdoor, lounge and rental rooms and tent spaces.


  • Our Haven Nature Sanctuary is located in French Lick and is a privately run clothing-optional festival ground with 175 acres (71 ha) of forest, trails, and great camping space that it is open to all races, genders, sexual orientations, and positive lifestyles and spiritual paths. There are designated clothing-optional areas of Our Haven that are open year-round. With only a 20-minute drive to the casino, restaurants, or the West Baden Springs Hotel there is plenty to experience. Approximately 66 miles (106 km) from Louisville, Kentucky, and 126 miles (203 km) from Indianapolis.
  • Drakes Ridge Rustic Nudist Retreat in Bennington is a rural, wooded setting in the hills of Switzerland County, midway between the three major cities of Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati, and 13 miles (21 km) north of Vevay.
  • Fern Hills Club in Bloomington is in the center of about 75 acres (30 ha) of hardwood forest that the members enjoy by walking the trails or using their golf carts.
  • Lake O' Woods Club in Valparaiso is a member-owned, family oriented, cooperative nudist club that was founded in 1933. It is located in 130 acres (53 ha) of woods and features a 20-acre (8.1 ha) lake.
  • Ponderosa Sun Club in Roselawn. The purpose of this club is to promote health and happiness for its members. The Ponderosa Sun Club is a family oriented nudist resort (not clothing-optional) located in rural Roselawn Indiana on about 88 acres (36 ha) of woodland. Ponderosa Sun Club opened in 1965. The focus of the club's activities is their 65 by 120 feet (20 by 37 m) swimming pool with concrete sunning apron and a formal garden.
  • Sunshower Country Club in Centerville is a family nudist resort established in 1959.
  • Sunny Haven Recreation Park in Granger, located near South Bend, has been the home to family nude recreation in northern Indiana since 1947.
  • Sunaura Resort is an adults-only clothing-optional camp. Overnight RV camping is available. Location has a large pool, wooded scenic trails and weekend parties at the roundhouse.
  • Casita en el Lago Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast is located in NW Indiana near Valparaiso. It is part of Clothing Optional Home Network and is an AANR Participating Business.


There are no legal public nude parks, beaches or resorts in Iowa.


  • Camp Gaea is a non-denominational retreat center/campground located just east of McLouth that tolerates nudity in some areas.
  • Lake Edun in Topeka is affiliated with The Naturist Society.
  • Prairie Haven in Scranton is a family nudist club on 30 acres (120,000 m2) affiliated with AANR and The Naturist Society.
  • Sandy Lane Club in Hutchinson is associated with AANR.


  • KYANA Naturists in Louisville and Lexington
  • Bluegrass Naturists in Nicholasville and Lexington
  • Central Kentucky Family United Nudists (CKFUN) in Lexington
  • Kentuckiana Gay Nudists in Frankfort


  • Indian Hills Nudist Park is a campground community of nudist enthusiasts in Slidell.
  • Sandy Bares in Metairie.
  • Dive In Guest House in New Orleans Closed in 2014.
  • Bayou Allure Clothing Optional B&B in Baton Rouge is part of Clothing Optional Home Network.


  • Twin Ponds Lodge is a private membership-only social club 25 minutes from Waterville. It is adult only and male only. In addition to the ponds, the resort has 75 acres (30 ha) of fields and woods as well as some indoor facilities and is open year-round.
  • Sherwood Forest in Dover-Foxcroft
  • Maine Coast Solar Bares in Augusta
  • Frenchman's Hole in Newry
  • Lakewood Park in Bar Harbor
  • Richmond Sauna Bed & Breakfast in Richmond


  • Maryland Area Naturist Association is the first ever and currently the only family nudist club in Baltimore County and City.
  • Camp Ramblewood in Darlington is available for groups wishing to host clothing-optional events.
  • Maryland Health Society in Davidsonville is a privately owned nudist club.
  • Pine Tree Associates in Crownsville, founded in 1934, is a cooperatively owned nudist club.


  • Cape Cod:
    • Marstons Mills: Sandy Terraces Associates is a family oriented, co-operative campground.
    • Provincetown: Public nudity has at times been tolerated on the beaches around Provincetown, especially in the small area that is not part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
    • Truro: Public nudity is unofficially tolerated on Longnook Beach.
  • Cummington, Westfield River, Chesterfield State Forest downstream of Swift River, Parking limited, look for overcrowded pulloff along rt 9. Cross stream and follow the wooded trail for 1⁄4 mile (400 m).
  • Great Barrington, Green River, rt 23, Follow wading stream well past the popular swimming hole for 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 mile (400 to 800 m).
  • Huntington, Knightville Dam Westfield River: follow roadway upstream to the most northern portion of the flood basin, park in the provided lot, hike 1⁄2 mile (800 m) beyond the yellow fireroad gate.
  • Hancock: Berkshire Vista Nudist Resort is a family oriented, privately owned facility.
  • Nantucket: Public nudity is unofficially tolerated in the area between Miacomet Beach and Surfside Beach.
  • Martha's Vineyard:
    • Moshup Beach in Aquinnah contains an area where public nudity is unofficially tolerated. (Both the Aquinnah area and Moshup Beach are often called "Gay Head", the former legal name of the town of Aquinnah.)
    • Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark contains an area where public nudity is permitted.
    • MVBoat offers private charter trips on which nudity is permitted.


  • Turtle Lake Resort in Union City
  • Northaven Resort in Brooklyn
  • Cherry Lane Resort in North Adams
  • Forest Hills Club in Saranac
  • Spruce Hollow Campground in Mesick
  • Whispering Oaks Nudist Resort in Oxford


  • Avatan in East Bethel (affiliated with AANR)
  • Oakwood Club is located 35 minutes north of Minneapolisâ€"St. Paul and is a private AANR-affiliated landed club.
  • Two Creeks Campground is located 69 minutes north of Minneapolisâ€"St. Paul and is a clothing optional association.
  • Several other landless clubs operate in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


  • West Ship Island, near Gulfport
  • Sandy Bares Travel Club in Moss Point
  • Running Bare B&B in Long Beach


  • Cactus Canyon Campground, located just outside Ava, caters to the gay/bi/straight male population who enjoys nudity in the outdoors. Located on 720 private rolling acres of the Ozark Mountains.
  • Forty Acre Club, nicknamed "America's Gateway Family Nudist Resort" for its proximity to the famous Gateway Arch, is a friendly, nudist (not clothing-optional) resort for couples and families located on 40 acres (16.2 ha) of Missouri woodlands approximately 45 miles (72 km) southwest of St. Louis in Lonedell.
  • Show Me Acres in Stover is a family oriented nudist resort and campground nestled in over 300 acres (121 ha), wooded, in a very serene picturesque setting near Lake of the Ozarks. It is affiliated with The Naturist Society. Resort is now closed (2016) due to owner's retirement.
  • Heartland Naturists is a non-landed group organized in Kansas City affiliated with The Naturist Society.


  • Lake Tahoe's Nevada shore has several clothing-optional beaches including
    • Secret Cove,
    • Chimney Beach,
    • Creek Beach also called Secret Creek Beach, or Secret Harbor Creek Beach, in the Washo language it is known as dawmóÊ"lɨm demšé:gɨl)
    • Black Sand Beach (named for the black sand from the lower bottom of Lake Tahoe),
    • Boaters Beach,
    • Whale Beach 1 and 2.
  • Black Rock City, in the desert outside of Gerlach, hosts Burning Man where clothing is optional.
  • The Mirage's poolside lounge "Bare" in which guests can go topless. This is one of the few hotel pools in Las Vegas that allow female toplessness.
  • Blue Moon Resort was a small resort hotel for gay men in Las Vegas. It opened in 2003 with a clothing optional pool compound, steam room and jacuzzi grotto. the hotel closed permannetly as of September 2014.
  • Las Vegas Naturists is a private clothing optional resort located in the northwest part of the city. Only couples are allowed in order to keep the genders balanced, and although is not a swingers resort, children are not allowed due to a city ordinance forbidding naked children in front of adults who are not family or medical personnel.
  • Sea Mountain Nude Resort and One Love Temple, located 5 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is a lifestyle club and spa for couples only.

New Hampshire

  • Cedar Waters Village in Nottingham has operated since 1950. It claims to be the Northeast's largest private nudist park, having a 20-acre (8.1 ha) lake surrounded by over 350 acres (140 ha) of heavily wooded, private land with secluded roads and hiking trails. It is a family and traditional couples only park, and specifically not affiliated with any naturist group.

New Jersey

  • Rock Lodge Club is a family-oriented nudist club on 145 acres (59 ha) of privately owned land in the Highlands forests of New Jersey, about 40 miles (64 km) from Manhattan.
  • Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, a part of the National Park Service's multi-state Gateway National Recreation Area, is a clothing-optional beach by custom and is the largest such beach in the Northeastern United States (there are several other public beaches on Sandy Hook where nudity is not tolerated). In 1999, New Jersey passed a law a bill that prohibits all types of nudism on state or municipal beaches, making Gunnison Beach the only legal nude beach in the state, since it is on federal land not subject to state or municipal regulations. Gunnison Beach offers dramatic views of Brooklyn and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and is officially recognized as clothing-optional with permanent park signs and full lifeguard and police protection. It is the largest clothing-optional beach on the Atlantic coast of the US, and draws more than 5,000 visitors per day on most sunny summer weekends.
  • Sunset Beach on the west, bay side of Cape May. This is not a sanctioned nudist area (see previous), but nudity is commonplace here nevertheless.
  • Sky Farm Club is a private cooperative in central New Jersey. Situated on 35 acres (14.2 ha) in Somerset County, Sky Farm has promoted family nudism since 1932.
  • Goodland Country Club is a nudist club in Hackettstown.

New Mexico

  • Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe. A family-friendly Japanese-style mountain spa resort offering clothing-optional hot tubs, saunas, cold plunges, and suntanning decks. Note: Effective July 2015, only the private tubs and the women's communal tub are clothing-optional; swimsuit bottoms are required in the grand bath at all times.
  • Faywood Hot Springs, located north of Deming, is a camping resort with both clothing and clothing optional pools. RV, camping and cabin accommodations are offered for overnight guests.

New York

Due to a 1992 Court of Appeals ruling (People v. Santorelli et al.) women may be topless anywhere in the state of New York for non-commercial purposes. (A concurring minority opinion reached the constitutional, i.e., equal rights issue, but the majority decision did not.)

  • Young Naturists & Nudists America is a website promoting the nonsexual naturist lifestyle, which organizes events intermittently, focused to the young adult (21- to 35-year-old) demographic.
  • Alice Falls, Keeseville. Family-friendly nude sunbathing.
  • Skinny Dip Falls, just north of Chautauqua Gorge State Forest between Jamestown and Westfield in Chautauqua County
  • Bonita Nudist Retreat in Candor. Formerly known as Buckridge Nudist Park. (No longer a Nudist Resort)
  • Cherry Grove Beach in Cherry Grove on Fire Island. This is a largely gay-oriented beach.
  • Coxing Kill stream at Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner. Sanctioned clothing-optional hiking trail, skinny-dipping, and nude sunbathing.
  • Stony Kill Falls, near the Mohonk preserve. There is a swimming hole at top of falls known as 'nudist pool'. By custom, clothing is optional.
  • Empire Haven in Moravia
  • Full Tan Sun Club in Sprakers
  • Juniper Woods in Catskill
  • Lighthouse Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, a part of the National Park Service, is just east of Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island, separated from the main part of Long Island by Great South Bay. Officially recognized with signage, this beach has been used by naturists since the 1950s. In February 2013, the Fire Island National Seashore announced its plans to being enforcing New York State's anti-nudity laws on Fire Island.
  • Potters Falls in Ithaca. While nudity is fairly common in Ithaca due to the laid-back political environment, Potters Falls is the best-known skinny-dipping spot. And while it's well-known, many people are confused about its location. When the Naturists have their annual North East festival (usually held at Empire Haven, see above), the first Wednesday of the festival traditionally features an excursion to Potters Falls.
  • Steph's Pond Nudist Retreat in Williamson.
  • Colonial House Inn is a B&B in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan with a clothing optional roof top deck.

North Carolina

Public nudity is considered indecent exposure in North Carolina under * § 14-190.9 which states that

  "(a) Unless the conduct is punishable under subsection (a1) of this section, any person who shall willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place and in the presence of any other person or persons, except for those places designated for a public purpose where the same sex exposure is incidental to a permitted activity, or aids or abets in any such act, or who procures another to perform such act; or any person, who as owner, manager, lessee, director, promoter or agent, or in any other capacity knowingly hires, leases or permits the land, building, or premises of which he is owner, lessee or tenant, or over which he has control, to be used for purposes of any such act, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor."

Whispering Pines Nudist Resort is located in close proximity to Bird Island in Ocean Isle Beach. Whispering Pines is a privately owned property with facilities located on a 35 acres (14 ha) park which includes a one-acre pond, swimming pool, hot tub, and a 30-by-100-foot (9.1 by 30.5 m) heated and air conditioned clubhouse which is open year-round. Park accommodations also feature the option to rent an RV which sleeps two to six people. RVs include a living room, full kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms, shower and sun deck. They also offer RV spaces with hook ups and tent campsites both with or without electricity. Fees are listed on their website. A membership to the AANR or annual membership, offer discounted fees.

Near Reidsville is a privately owned club known as the Bar-S-Ranch, a cattle ranch which was converted by its original owners decades ago to a naturism retreat. It is a private club with a large lake and clubhouse and other amenities and activities which are frequently updated on the ranch's website. Owners require a "trial membership" for first-time visitors, and offers a few encouraging words about common hesitations on the left panel of their site. Like Whispering Pines, the Bar-S-Ranch offers tent and RV hookups as well as discounts for AANR members, as well as a ranch membership and the option to rent a single lot annually. Tent and RV electrical hookups require a reservation be made, and prospective members must have a valid Discover, MasterCard or Visa to provide a security deposit on the gate key card.

Other social nudity places in North Carolina include:

  • Coventry Club and Resort in Tabor City
  • Jasmine Trail Nudist Campground east of New Bern
  • Jordan Lake in Apex
  • Upper Creek Falls in Newland
  • Pea Island in Cape Hatteras


  • Green Valley
  • Paradise Gardens, Cincinnati
  • Cedar Trails in Peebles
  • Dayton Warm Breezes Naturist club in Dayton
  • Hillside Haven in Otway
  • Northcoast Naturists in Cleveland
  • Great Lakes Sunseekers in Toledo
  • Alpine Resort in Millersburg
  • Cleveland natural resort building


  • Oaklake Trails in Depew is a clothing-optional family nudist resort with over 400 acres (161.9 ha) of land. It will be the location of the AANR Convention in August 2017.
  • Nature's Hideaway Nudist Resort in Osage. This claims to be a family-friendly nudist resort for couples and families.
  • Oklahoma Naturists is an adults only nudist bed and breakfast and winery located in Stuart that is affiliated with AANR.


  • Squaw Mountain Ranch (SMR) â€" The first and oldest nudist resort west of the Mississippi. Established in 1933 and nestled in the Oregon Cascades, SMR offers a touch of unspoiled wilderness combined with many of the features of modern resorts. Camping, RV spots, and lodge rooms are available all year around. Resort features a swimming lake, full rec room, hot tubs, and other amenities.
  • The Willamettans â€" Nudist resort in Springfield, near Eugene, featuring camping and RV spots, heated outdoor swimming pool (covered with a dome in winter), hot tub, club house, game room, and restaurant/bar.
  • Rooster Rock State Park along the Columbia River
  • Collins Beach on Sauvie Island near Portland.
  • Bare Lake in southern Oregon near Howard Prairie Lake
  • Bagby Hot Springs
  • Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Breitenbush Hot Springs has a clothing-optional policy for all hot springs pools and tubs.
  • Glassbar Island Beach, near Eugene on the Willamette River.
  • Terwilliger Hot Springs, also known as Cougar Hot Springs.
  • Mountaindale Sun Resort (formerly Restful Haven Nudist Resort) in North Plains.
  • McCredie Springs
  • Alpenglow Ranch Clothing Optional B&B and Resort in Bend is part of Clothing Optional Home Network and is an AANR Participating Business.
  • Common Ground Wellness Cooperative in Portland.


  • The Woods Campground in Lehighton
  • H.A.N.G. in Harrisburg
  • PSHS Inc. in Mohnton
  • Sunny Rest in Palmerton
  • West Penn Naturist Links
  • White Thorn Lodge in the Pittsburgh suburb of South Beaver Township
  • Pen Mar Club in the western Pennsylvania town of Warfordsburg
  • Beechwood in Lehighton

Rhode Island

  • Dyer Woods Nudist Campground in Foster in the western part of the state is a family oriented nudist campground, rather than clothing optional.
  • Nudity is tolerated on Black Rock Beach on Block Island.
  • Mohegan Bluff on Block Island

South Carolina

  • Carolina Foothills Resort in Chesnee
  • Cedar Creek Park, a clothing optional resort in Leesville
  • Sunair Health Club in Graniteville
  • Travelites Nudist Club in Columbia


  • East Tennessee Smoky Mountain Naturists/Nudists (ETSMN) in Knoxville
  • Edun Hill Campground in Clinton
  • Ken-Ten Naturists in McKenzie
  • Middle Tennessee Naturists/Nudists (MTN) in Nashville
  • Rock Haven Lodge Inc. in Murfreesboro
  • Southeast Tennessee Naturists/Nudists (SETN) in Chattanooga
  • Pandora's (formerly Timberline Lodge) clothing optional adults only Crossville


  • Barton Springs Pool in Austin is topfree, which is tolerated in Austin.
  • Hippie Hollow Park, on the shore of Lake Travis northwest of Austin
  • High Island, between Winnie and Rollover Pass. At the junction of Highway 124 and Highway 87, the portion of Highway 87 to the east has been closed since 1990 due to hurricane damage. Approximately 1 to 5 miles (1.6 to 8.0 km) east of the junction is an area that has become an unofficial nude beach. Galveston County follows Texas state law for indecent exposure, which allows women to remain topfree unless someone complains and they are instructed to cover up, and full nudity under certain non-sexual circumstances. Full nudity is completely illegal, and will be ticketed if caught, by Parks and Game wardens.
  • There is an unofficial nude beach approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of South Padre Island.
  • Natures Resort in Edcouch
  • Riverside Ranch in Elmendorf
  • Bluebonnet Nudist Resort in Alvord
  • Wildwood Naturist's Resort in Decatur
  • Emerald Lake Naturist Resort in Porter
  • Sandpipers Resort in Edinburg
  • Sahnoans at Star Ranch in McDade
  • The Armadillo Resort in Poolville
  • Galveston San Luis Pass area top free possible
  • Pondarosa Resort in Wills Point




Vermont state law prohibits disrobing in public but does not prohibit public nudity, so nudity is allowed anywhere that it has not been specifically prohibited by a city or town. The city of Burlington, for example, has prohibited nudity in public parks, but nudity is allowed anywhere else in the city. Specific locations at which individuals practice social nudity include:

  • The Gargoyle House in Wells River, Vermont. A clothing optional retreat for men open year-round.
  • Abbotts Glen in Halifax
  • Coventry Club and Resort is a family oriented nudist resort in Milton.
  • The Ledges, on the Harriman Reservoir in Wilmington
  • The West River in Dummerston has several good private spots for nude sun bathing and swimming. Particularly, the Sugar Hill beach just north of Maple Valley Ski Area (now closed) is a great spot. Although it is good to ask before disrobing, first, if clothed people are present.
  • Red Rocks Park in South Burlington
  • Starr Farm Beach in Burlington
  • Knight Island, an island in Lake Champlain just off St. Albans
  • The Southwest Cove at Lake Willoughby in the town of Westmore is a traditionally clothing-optional beach area located on state land. The Westmore selectboard has declined to enact any anti-nudity ordinance. At the annual town meeting in 2009, residents voted against an appropriation that would have enabled enforcement of any proposed anti-nudity ordinance. Thus, the beach remains clothing-optional.
  • Maple Glen in Sheldon Springs closed as a family oriented nudist camp in May 2010 due to water quality issues. In April 2010 the camp applied for an Act 250 permit to approve already existing buildings on the property. In August 2014, it was revealed that it would reopen as a non-nudist campground.
  • The Punchbowl on the Mad River between the intersection of Vermont Route 17 in Warren is a privately owned nude swimming hole, open to anyone. It is on the west side of Route 100, and you need to walk through a short field before encountering signs explaining that there is public nudity, and explaining the guidelines for swimming there. It's mostly just common courtesy, and there is usually a wide array of swimmers, from single men and women to entire families. There are a couple small waterfalls, a couple deep pools, and a small slide to slide down during moderate to high water periods. The water is cool, crystal clear and very refreshing. Swimmers should plan to swim nude, since visitors that swim there in a bathing suit tend to be looked at with some suspicion that they are only there to "observe" the other nude swimmers.


  • White Tail Resort in Ivor
  • North Anna River in Ruther Glen


  • Seattle

While Seattle is known for its nude cyclists, clothing-optional activity in the city goes back much farther, with nude and top-free use of areas of Magnuson Park, the Washington Park Arboretum, Discovery Park, Denny-Blaine Park and Secret Beach (a name given to a park that local users wish to keep a secret). Parks spokeswoman Dewey Potter said the parks department does not consider simply being naked illegal, and she doesn't remember any complaints during the 13 years she's worked for the city about nudity in the parks.

While there is nothing in the Seattle Municipal Code about nudity and expectations of behavior, Washington State does have a law protecting against obscene behavior while being fully or partially naked. The act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is not indecent exposure.

  • Lake Bronson Club is a 320-acre (130 ha) family nudist-park nestled in the Cascade foothills, 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Seattle.
  • Triangle Recreation Camp, established in 1975, is a tent camping and RV park for gay, lesbian, and transgender people, at the foothills of the Cascades, 21 mi (34 km) east of Granite Falls.

West Virginia

  • Avalon Resort is a more than 140-acre (57 ha) clothing-optional resort on a mountainside in the panhandle of West Virginia in Paw Paw.


  • Toadally Natural Garden nearHartford
  • Mazo Beach on the Wisconsin River was in regaular use by nudists, but it was closed to the public by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in March 2016.
  • Valley View Recreation Club near Cambridge
  • Sun Ray Hills Nudist Camp near Burlington
  • Aurora Gardens Nude Retreat near Northfield
  • Camp NCN in Black River Falls claims to be a "sexual freedom" campground, allowing not only nudity, but also public sexual activity on the grounds. The encouragement of public sexual activity is contrary to traditional naturism.
  • Cedar Hills Campground, Mazomanie

United States Virgin Islands

  • Little Magen's Bay Beach
  • St. John's Salomon Beach can be clothing optional in spite of "No Nudity" postings.

External links for USA

  • American Association for Nude Recreation
  • The Naturist Society
  • Bagby Hot Springs
  • Alpenglow Ranch Clothing Optional B&B and Resort
  • Squaw Mountain Ranch
  • The Willamettans

See also

  • List of social nudity places in South America




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