The Nudist Page

You...Just Relax. We study the Art and Science of Relaxation. I guess you could call us Relaxationists. Enjoy the sensation of being along just for the ride. Forget your cares. And let us do the driving.

Life is not a horse race.

Welcome

Just Relax

A Horse Race

Man Shirtless We vote with our dollars. That is the heart of capitalism...N'est Ce Pas? The economics are un-debatable. Ask anyone who has spent time in college studying the point where two curves intersect at Price.

If you like being in the nude then travel someplace where you can take your "nakation". And this requires research...legwork. (Work those legs... honey!)

Relax...

the way you do it best. And you will find yourself in good company...even if by yourself! But your compadres beckon. "Come hither" -they say. And why not listen?

Why not let it all hang out when you and your friends hang out? The possibility of volleyball at the beach comes to mind.

And, lets face it, one thing (else) that Texas lacks are beautiful beaches. It takes so much more than sand. Anyone can push the keys on a piano, but so few are musicos. Escuche! Mother Earth will whisper into your ear.

I would argue with those who profess that there is a different kind of beauty. I would say the presence of beauty can be gauged by one's reaction to it. There is more to a quality beach than a spot where the water meets the sand. (I would argue the water has to be part of a bonafide Ocean!)

Perhaps I may suggest a beach in southern California? And one must travel so far. It is so far to the nearest excellent beach (and not just when measured in miles or kilometres). The very idea of what a beautiful Beach-Moment, to coin a term, is, has disappeared. It has no caché!

"Well, Chiang Kai-shek and cash my check!" Just wait till the people of Riverside City hear this!

One requires a beach with the lingering sunsets and the negative ions of the Pacific.

"...Yes! I'll take it. That one. And put it in bubble wrap."

...But I digress, or is it "undress?"

I have heard it said time and again: A game with friends who are secure, anyone? Comfortable with who you are?

For the laws of Demand-and-Supply, supply a little demand. Do it for yourself. Don't let someone else who is "assertive" take all the good real-estate while you work diligently. Reward yourself for a change. Win that horse race and the human race.

The science says

Travel to nudist destinations is more relaxing. (I mean, when you finally get there.) You will realize it upon your return.
And you will return ready for your usual life. But even better.

© Copy Right Protected. All Rights Reserved. James Legare 5-19-2011

Welcome

Bathhouses

You may have heard of the Kiráy Baths, in Budapest, dating back to the Ottoman Empire. The construction of "The Pasha of Buda Arslan Spa" began in 1565. And it was built far from the source of hot water. This was to protect the baths from possible siege. So, the water was brought to a place easier to defend.

The area now covered by Budapest has been inhabited by people for thousands of years; first by Celtic Tribes, and then by Romans who conquered it and took advantage of the thermal springs and built baths. Yellowstone National Park is also known for its thermal springs. Presumably it is no where near the Ring of Fire.

The Bath Culture

Take a bath...any bath.

The Romans reaped the health benefits of the hot springs. But it was during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Turkish occupation, when the "Bath Culture" developed.

The Király, Rudas and Rácz are fine examples of historical baths which still exist today.

Spa City

Budapest, Hungary, has been called "Spa City" and has been a destination for medicinal waters for thousands of years. It all started with the construction of the baths by the Romans. They also built amphitheaters and sewers. Look, they even had the emperor "Commodus." He was into naked gladiatorial combats. And they could even pacify the population with bread and circus, spectacle as distraction, etc.

Link to historylearningsite.co.uk/roman_baths.htm, a history-learning site, to learn the difference between the frigidarium, the tepidarium, the caldarium and the palaestra. Also, you can read about the baths at Bath in Somerset. There are also baths at Pompeii.

It's About Time

The Freedom of Being You

Male Athelete

Be imaginative in how you spend your free time. If well-spent, it can pay so many different kinds of dividends.

Enjoy your time away from the office, back in from the field, or when your shift has ended. You can finally give yourself a little "you-time."

You might even leave your cell-pone at home as you walk out the door.

You know you want to...to try something daring. Try this freeing version of aqua-therapy. And how to go about doing this?

I suggest that you join a gym where you can swim in the nude. An outdoor pool would be best, especially if heated.

Even if the said gym is a bathhouse (and it often is) there's nothing like swimming sans-swim suit, especially towards the beginning of a new year, or, as the setting sun surrenders to the light of the moon.

Ignore the fact that this gym is a bathhouse (Unless you don't want to ignore it! Don't ignore anything you don't want to.)

Furthermore, I advocate for swimming by the light of the moon. Enjoy its many phases.

Although, the link I provide goes to a group of bathhouses that has no outdoor pool, there are those that do.

Don't let anything come between you and those gently rolling H2O molecules. In the case of a jacuzzi, they will be more agitated.

There is a reason the popularity of bathhouses dates back to antiquity. Discover it. Immerse yourself. Also, join Aquamen of Texas. What better way to be yourself!

Once Again, in Hot Water

Although I don't think any of their locations has a pool, SteamWorksOnline has locations in Berkeley, Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver, some, but not all, have nice gyms. And you can hang out in the Jacuzzi sans anything, except yourself. You may even leave that behind.

The Senate Repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

DADT is now a bad part of history. Link to a New York Times Article. Congress repealed the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military. Read the Monday, Dec 18th edition of The New York Times.

In other news, planet Earth continues its journey around the Sun.

Welcome

Pegasus Star Travel

Pegasus

The Pegasus Star is your star to follow for travel.

The Stuff the Stars are Made OF! Pegasus Star Travel -Click to go to this ephemeral moment in our hazy galaxy. You go on vacations rarely, and, have very little time when you do!

Pegasus Star Travel is a website inspired by the Ancient Greek Legend of Pegasus; the white horse of the stars.

Pack Your Civil Liberties!

ACLU of Texas Travel Alert for the State of Arizona. Click on the link for details.

Link to read about the Enlightenment thinkers; Voltaire, Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau. Their style of thinking post-dated the discoveries which revealed a universe

"...that was infinite, yet, governed by universal laws..."

Indulge in something that is more than a mere "factoid".

Your Wild Nature

Statue of Liberty

Explore The Nature of the Wild

...and find a side of you you didn't know existed for the very first time.

For those Gay Men and Straight alike, that like to Swim in the Nude, being wild is in their nature.

Whether you are in the wild, or want to be wild, try it if you haven't done it.

Swimmer Guy Green Googles

Skinny-Dipping

Join a gym where you can swim in the nude. The're out there. There's nothing like it. Ignore the fact that this specific gym may be a bath house. (Unless you don't want to ignore it! Don't ignore anything you don't want to.)

A Lunar Event

So much of our lives can be mapped by the stars, and moon. And...

For when there is a Moon...

I advocate for swimming by the light of the moon. Or, at least candle light. Yes, at least that.

It's amazing!

What could be more fun in the buff? And don't let anything come between you and those gentle rolling H2O molecules, as you swim sans-swimsuit, in a heated pool;

your own; or someone else's. Depending on who is inviting who. When times are tuff, you can do without.

Be surrounded by palm trees in an open-air pool. What could make one more tranquil? But don't take my word for it.

Just be!

Yourself.

Guy Working Out

Can you think of a nicer person to get acquainted with?

Join The Aqua-men of Texas.

Or, join someone you want to be with. Just be sure you are expected if you are going to swim in someone else's pool. There is nothing more akward then stumbling upon an un-expected guest. Even one who is well-loved.

Wear goggles in the water...and nothing else. Don't patronize a beach where you can't do that. In fact, don't patronize anyone, especially yourself. Is that any way to spend your precious time on this planet? Blue-green wasn't a fashion statement. You wouldn't catch a fish wearing a bathing suit. And if you did, you would throw it back. Wouldn't you? You weren't born in a three-piece suit. Re-introduce yourself to the water. Feel the currents that drive you forward. And listen to the silent symphony of the Universe.

Life's a Beach

I am thinking of Black's Beach near San Diego, CA, where the waves of the Pacific lapped the sandy shores of a vanishing type of freedom, at least in the U.S. What comes to mind is a volley ball game that beach-goers of both sexes were playing in the nude. This was several years back before the change in the Cahill Policy. Someone elses' values can strike like a truncheon if you let them. If you let them do it, that is. Perhaps freedom can be a value we share?

Just Be!

Be who you are. And if need be, kick the closet door on your way out!

DADT

DADT is now a bad part of history. Link to a New York Times Article. Congress repealed the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military. Read the Monday, Dec 18th edition of The New York Times.

In other news, planet Earth continues its journey around the Sun. This, thanks to a free-thinker named: Copernicus.

Thank you for reading this edition of Texas Travel and Leisure -A GLBT-Friendly Publication. I welcome all readers.

Becoming Gay

A 'Featured Book', and an excellent book to read. Don't change who you are.

The symbol for gay pride (GLBT-Pride) is a rainbow for a reason. I try to present the writing for those who are well-traveled; or at least their imaginations are. As the saying goes: "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open." which, unfortunately is a little too much to fit on a bumber sticker. But your mind has the capacity for much more than any bumper sticker, even a Hummer's.

Santa Cruz, California

Go on A Couple's Getaway for Adults Only

Pleasure Point Inn. 23665 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. 831-475-4657. Located on the bluffs of Monterey Bay is the Coastal California setting: an ocean-front Inn/Bed and Breakfast. pleasurepointinn.com/. Located near the Pleasure Point Surf. Less than two miles from Capitola by the Sea. Six miles from Santa Cruz Beach.

Felton, CA

feltoncrest.com -Continental Breakfast, Nearby Cuisine Choices including German, Italian and Mexican fare. Surrounded by huge Redwoods and very private.

Felton Crest Inn: 780 El Solyo Heights Drive, Felton, Ca 95018. 831-335-4011 & 800-474-4011 Escape from it all. Follow one of the many trails deep into the forest. Near Big Basin Redwoods. A romantic Getaway bar none!

Welcome

Jamaica

Hedonism Resorts in Jamaica: hedonismresorts.com/index.asp A hedonistic stay for open-minded adults.

Volleyball

Volleyball Net at Beach Nude Volleyball.

Black's Beach near San Diego, CA has been famous for it. Baker Beach in San Francisco is a bit chilly for it. There are resorts like Lake Como's where their visitors expect to be able to play it.

Lake Como Resort. Link to this special place.

It is a game like any other. But the forced conventions of American Society make it to be so different. Is it from the dead-weight of Puritanism? Lawmakers who are Puritanical? And how did the word 'pure' get mixed up in this cultural battle?

The Ancient Greeks wouldn't play it any other way. Somehow the best elements of civilization tend to be discarded like so many empty beer cans.

And yet, unless you live in a very special place in suburbia, you are not going to invite the buddy your sipping beer with to a game of Volley Ball in your back yard á la natural.

There can be a rift in different generations that make one suspicious of the motives of the other. Many nude beaches are actually constantly maintained (not patrolled) by the nudist beach-goers who want the place to keep its special magic. There is truly a community at work here. 'Community' in the old sense, with a shared vision to work towards. And perhaps there are compromises to make within any community.

And these places are magical. There is a fine line in the sand between averting one's eyes and ogling like you had no eyelids.

Welcome to my nudist section. If you have ever seen a nudist, and you might not recognize him for the clothes, you see someone comfortable with his own body. And he is at peace with something special. This is someone in a special state. 'Special' for it being so rare. And it might occur at a beach, although this is becoming rarer.

Nude Volleyball Anyone?

3 Volleyballs I really am hard-pressed to think of something that is more fun. NudistVolleyball.com -A Site Listing Places to play nude volleyball; A NON-Commercial Endeavor despite the dot-com suffix.

Volley Ball is Big at Turtle Lake! 2109 9 Mile Rd., Union City, Michigan 49094: Turtle Lake Resort: turtle-lake.com

Lake Como's Sand Volleyball Courts

White Thorn Lodge: WhiteThornLodge.org 383 State Line Rd., Darlington PA 16115: 724-846-5984

Palm Springs, CA

Hunter's Night Clubs: Palm Springs & Chicago.

Cruise Nude

Bare Necessities Tour and Travel. Cruise Naturally. Clothing-free vacations. Charters on Cruise ships. Select Resorts in the Caribbean. Cruise Naturally. cruisenude.com

France

Le Cap d'Agde

en.capdagde.com, capdagdefrance.co.uk click on the links to learn of this European Naturist Resort. Enjoy the beaches as nature intended.

Palm Springs, CA

Terra Cotta Inn

Nudist Destination

  • Clothing Optional
  • Resort & Spa
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Pool
  • Misting System

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cheston House

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Fort Lauderdale

Gay Guest House, Gay-Friendly. Private, Clothing-Optional, Tropical Courtyard.

Located within walking-distance of Fort Lauderdale Beach and one of two other gay beaches at Seabstian St and 18th St.

chestonhouse.com

The Worthington Guesthouse

"Gay-Owned and Operated for over 10 Years!"

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Guesthouse and Resort: All-Male Clothing-Optional: Located on Ft. Lauderdale Beach

543 N. Birch Rd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

954.563.6819 800-445-7036

theworthington.com, 37 Rooms combined, 2 24-hour heated pool & 12-man Jacuzzi, Onsite Gym/Fitness Room.

New Zealand House

908 NE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

888.234.5494

newzlandhouse@aol.com

newzealandhouse.com

Windamar Beach Resort

Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Video Room 24-Hours/Day

windamarbeachresort.com

The Cabanas Guesthouse and SPA

866.564.7764

954.564.7764

2209 N.E. 26th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

thecabanasguesthouse.com

Palm Plaza Resort

All-Male Gay Hotel on Ft. Lauderdal Beach Strip

2801 Riomar St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

palmplazaresort@aol.com

palmplazaresort.com

Retro Schubdert Resort

All-Male Clothing-Optional Private Men's Resort

schubertresort.com

Villa Venice

Gay-Owned Resort

Located 2 Blocks from the Beach

877.591.5127

villavenice.com

The Dunes Guest House

2835 Terramar St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

954-568-6161

Heated Clothing-Optional Pool, Men-Only Gay Guesthouse. An alternate website for information: gay-guesthouses.com

dunesguesthouse.com

Palm

aanr.com: American Association for Nude Recreation.

The Naturist Society Facebook Page I would never recommend a group I wasn't a member of, or wanted to be a member of.

Self-Help Books

The Anger Trap

The Anger Trap -A book featured on Voyeur's Bookstore. Don't let something insidious like anger destroy your life without your knowing it. Read the book!

apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx - Click to the APA Website for tips on controlling anger.

GLBT Issues

GLBT Petition Facebook Page

Link to GLBT Petition Facebook Page: -All are welcome!

Transgender Unity. Link goes to the latest Transgender Posting in The Gay Quill, which is one of the blogs I maintain. Central Texas Transgender Society, a non-profit dedicated to the education about Transgenders.

-James Legare 11-19-2010 © All Righhts Reserved.

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Nudist Campground

  • Florida Sawmill Camp Ground
  • Clothing Optional Pool
  • Splash-Pool Bar w/ wi-fi zone
  • Surf the Net in the NUDE
  • 21710 US HWY 98
  • Dade City, FL

Naked Yoga

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Nudist Activity

Organizations

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Nudist Organization

New Jersey

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Nudist News

Friends of Gunnison Beach, NJ

Gunnison Beach is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.

Friends of Gunnison Beach web site. FoG's mission is to foster community and fun among its memebrs. Gunnison Beach is on Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Follow the Link to ready more about the advocacy work to preserve this clothing-optional beach by promoting dialog.

US Park Service Department of the Interior: Driving directions to Sandy Hook.

FoG is affiliated with AANR: American Association of Nude Recreation. Link provided for more info about AANR.

California

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Nudist Destination

lupin.com. This resort near Silicon Valley will de-stress you. This Clothing-Not-an-Option "Getaway for all Seasons", is complete with a spa, exquisite cuisine, and views of a natural setting that will take your breath away. Lupin Lodge is simply what California is supposed to be!

Seattle

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Nudist News

See the city with seven hills just like Rome.

Part of the Ring of Fire of the Pacific Basin, the Sierra Nevadas are truely olympian with their white, snow-encrusted peaks in Winter. Some say June is the best time to visit the Capital of Coffee. I think it has earned the title. This, the setting of the movie: Sleepless in Seattle. If you drink all the coffee that is served, you will lie awake.

Seattle has different neighborhoods, each with its own unique feel. Visit the Market where they will litterally throw the fish at you. And don't think you are going to get fresher seafood any place else on Earth.

The city in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains may have, perhaps soon, a legal, clothing-optional beach.

Link to article about Seattle residents asking the mayor of Seattle for a nude beach. In the Washington Times: Seattle residents are asking their mayor for a clothing-optional beach for nude sun bathing and skinny dipping. Follow the Link for more...

Nearby San Juan Island benefits more from the rain shadow than does Seattle, where it rains more inches per year. Seattle is overcast a great deal of the time, and, Seasonal Affective Disorder runs rampant.

Florida

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Nudist Destination

Ft. Lauderdale

Haulover Beach, FL

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Nudist Destination

Visit Haulover Beach, near Fort Lauderdale, FL. There is a clothes-free part of the beach in an area set aside for nudity. -Link to map showing clothing-optional area. Haulover Beach is a nude beach where beach-goers can sun-tan nude without fear of being harassed by the police. The dedicated people who defend this beach survived their day in court. And the beach even has a life guard.

Leave your tan-line back at the hotel room along with your bathing suit. Haulover beach is in Miami Dade County.

You can read about the organization: South Florida Free Beaches by following the link above. Nude travel is the best travel. Avoid the destinations where you will be harassed. Vote with your travel dollars.

Get Naked!

Political Naturist

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Nudist News

Smather's Beach

Link to Key West Clothing Optional Beach Action Blog Spot Article. The Political Naturist is an extremely well-read blog that has been online with Blogspot since September of 2005. The blogger addresses the social and political ramifications of nudity in the modern world.

According to this blogger...

A community workshop was held at Key West, March 30th, 2010, to discuss the designation of a clothing-optional area at Smather's Beach. You can read about it in the blog. Follow the link above.

More about this blog: It has a photo of FKFB members holding a banner that was the inauguration of Haulover's c/o Beach in 1991.

The blogger writes anonymously.

Progress has been made towards a second nude beach in Florida, at Smather's Beach.

Smather's Beach, Key West, FL link. Follow the link to read about Smather's Beach.

Link to Diary of a Nudist. This story is about Andrea Simoneau, who participated in a protest in Farmington, Maine, in April.

Meet Other Nudists

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Nudist Network

Network in the Nude

If you are like me, you like to relax by the pool, on vacation or off, with the swimsuit off.

The following link is to an online social network for nudists.




HangOutNude.com

Menn: Clothes Free

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Nudist Yahoo! Group

Click to join MENN. For Men who live clothes free. An adult nudist group.

Books:

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Adventures in California

Go on a rugged adventure in a rugged land.

Prepare with Travel Books about California

  • A Falcon Guide Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs (English); ISBN: 9780762736416; Falcon Pr. Pub. Co.; Published Dec. 2005. Over 100 accessible natural hot springs. A touring guide of 272 pages.

Nude Beaches

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Nudist Philosophy

Experience the Freedom of a Clothing Optional Beach

Once you have tried a nude/clothing-optional beach, you wont want to go back to your regular beach.

Experience the freedom of body-acceptance. You can finally role in the sand and get the granules all over you.

Far too many people waste their youth suspicious of nude beaches. But, the best times are to be had bare. You are more likely to meet true friends. Take off, and take it off!

Hippie Hollow, TX

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Nudist Destination

The Best Part of Lake Travis Awaits

Hippie Hollow is on Lake Travis. Located in Austin, it is a County park in a beautiful, natural setting that reminds one of the steep, rugged California terrain. (Scraggly trees, steep drop-offs, curvy switchbacks, etc.) It is the only public park in Texas where nudity is permitted.

The man-made lake is a fabulous getaway from the Texas heat and can make a wonderful side track for a visit to what must be Texas' most liberal city.

This park has been a skinny dipping spot since the 1960s. Beware of the limestone cliffs. Please do not just jump into the water!

Every Memorial and Labor Day there are big splashes where boaters and swimmers alike celebrate near the shore. It is like what a rave atmosphere should be.

Extreme caution is advisable when on the dangerous cliffs that border the soothing lake waters. It is easy to become distracted. There are easy-going nudists soaking up the generous Texan rays, dished out in Texan portions.

This is a definite bathing-suit optional destination for those who are at least 18. No minors permitted.

- link to map

Address: 7000 Comanche Tr, Austin, TX

Blacks Beach, San Diego, CA

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Nudist News

Cahill Policy Cancelled

No longer is it a safe haven for nude sunbathing, swimming, volleyball.

Blacks Beach in San Diego, California: when I visited was an easy-going nude (clothing optional) beach. The legal status of this beach is complicated regarding nudity. It has something to do with the Cahill Policy.

When I was visiting Blacks Beach in the Fall of 2007, men on hang gliders would drift down from the cliffs and disrobe completely; then go for a walk along the miles of beautiful sand.

The visitors from out-of-town are cheerful. They will ask you to take photos of them with their camaras to have momentos of a beautiful time at a magnificent beach.

google map Blacks Beach

Unfortunately, On Friday, October 23, 2009, "The California Supreme Court has left standing a Fourth District Court of Appeal ruling rejecting a challenge to the state’s policy preventing nude sunbathing at a beach in San Diego County."

Thus there is no more Cahill Policy. And there will continue to be a crack-down. And no more nude sun bathing.

sycamorenudist.blogspot.com/ -The unofficial site for The Sycamore Creek Nudists; a blog for the reader with an open mind.

metnews.com/articles/2009/conf102309.htm This is the text of the actual State Supreme decision not to review the ruling that upheld the State Park's decision to revoke the Cahill Policy.

naturistworld.blogspot.com/" -This link is to a terrific naturist blog and explains further the assault on the Cahill policy and how it endangers the naturist experience at all parks in the state of California.

Cruise Nude

Read about nudist destinations in our Nudist Section.

Bare Necessities Tour and Travel offers the chance to Cruise Naturally; Clothing-Free Vacations; Charters on Cruise ships; Select Resorts in the Caribbean.

Cruise ...Naturally.

cruisenude.com

Their mission "...is to provide relaxing, entertaining and health-conscious vacation opportunities that offer non-threatening, natural environment where the appreciation, wonder and compatibility of nature and the unadorned human form can occur." - see the Cruise Nude.com website for details.

California

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Nudist News

Once Clothing-Optional Destinations are no longer...

The West Coast (California Park Service) has eliminated their policy making nude sun bathing something you are likely to get a ticket for. Enjoy the oasis of freedom on the East Coast (of all places.) The elimination of the Cahill policy was an example of government without representation.

With the current crack-down, enforcement, and ticketing on California's State Beaches, nude sunbather's may want to get away, when you get away to California. You have to escape during your escape, so-to-speak. (The link above is to a story on the new policy on Federal Land and California State Parks.)

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The CCBC Resort has its own private beach; hence no ticketing or arrests for nudity. This is a clothing-optional Gay Men's Resort:

pridenation.com/ccbc/: Clothing Optional Gay Men's Resort. 68-369 Sunair Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234.

Mineral Springs

Sip a Mojito under the scant shade of a palm tree while submerged in a mineral bath. Experience paradise in the middle of desolation. And towel service.

seamountaininn.com/: A resort in Palm Springs for both genders. Presented as a place for romance hetero style. Try a Luxury hotel in a desert setting for that second honeymoon; whether it was planned or not. Man-modified mineral springs.

Read more about California: a surprisingly conservative State considering the ideals that made this such a promising place in the 50s and 60s. But, it is still a beautiful place to visit.

Haulover

Haulover Beach, FL

Florida's Nude Beach

Haulover Beach is in Miami Dade County.

Visit Haulover Beach, near Fort Lauderdale, FL. There is a clothes-free part of the beach in an area set aside for nudity. -Link to map showing clothing-optional area.

Beach-goers can sun tan nude without fear of being harassed by the police. (Do not have sex on the beach).

The dedicated activists who defended this nude section of the beach won their legal battle. Haulover beach even has a life guard.

Leave your tan-line back at the hotel room along with your bathing suit.

In Haulover Park, a regional park, is a 1.5-mile long beach. The northern 0.4 mile of the shoreline is a nude beach. Wikipedia Haulover

You can read about the organization: South Florida Free Beaches by following the link:

  • sffb.com
    • South Florida Free Beaches
    • A Florida Naturist Association
    • A Nudist Political Action Committee
    • Dedicated to legislative action and education
    • Visit their website (link above)

Political Naturist

Smather's Beach

Link to Key West Clothing Optional Beach Action Blog Spot Article. The Political Naturist is an extremely well-read blog that has been online with Blogspot since September of 2005. The blogger addresses the social and political ramifications of nudity in the modern world.

According to this blogger...

A community workshop was held at Key West, March 30th, 2010, to discuss the designation of a clothing-optional area at Smather's Beach. You can read about it in the blog. Follow the link above.

More about this blog: It has a photo of FKFB members holding a banner that was the inauguration of Haulover's c/o Beach in 1991.

The blogger writes anonymously.

Progress has been made towards a second nude beach in Florida, at Smather's Beach.

Smather's Beach, Key West, FL link. Follow the link to read about Smather's Beach.

Link to Diary of a Nudist. This story is about Andrea Simoneau, who participated in a protest in Farmington, Maine, in April.

Nude Beaches

Experience the Freedom of a Clothing-Optional Beach

Once you have tried a nude/clothing-optional beach, you wont want to go back to your regular beach.

Experience the freedom of body-acceptance. You can finally role in the sand and get the granules all over you.

The best times are to be had bare.

Meet true friends. Take off, and take it off!

Hippie Hollow, Lake Travis, TX

The Best Part of Lake Travis Awaits

Hippie Hollow is on Lake Travis. Located in Austin, it is a County park in a beautiful, natural setting that reminds one of the steep, rugged California terrain. (Scraggly trees, steep drop-offs, curvy switchbacks, etc.) It is the only public park in Texas where nudity is permitted.

The man-made lake is a fabulous getaway from the Texas heat and can make a wonderful side track for a visit to what must be Texas' most liberal city.

This park has been a skinny dipping spot since the 1960s. Beware of the limestone cliffs. Please do not just jump into the water!

Every Memorial and Labor Day there are big splashes where boaters and swimmers alike celebrate near the shore. It is like what a rave atmosphere should be.

Extreme caution is advisable when on the dangerous cliffs that border the soothing lake waters. It is easy to become distracted. There are easy-going nudists soaking up the generous Texan rays, dished out in Texan portions.

This is a definite bathing-suit optional destination for those who are at least 18. No minors permitted.

- link to map

Address: 7000 Comanche Tr, Austin, TX

Blacks Beach, San Diego, CA

Cahill Policy Cancelled

No longer is it a safe haven for nude sunbathing, swimming, volleyball.

Blacks Beach in San Diego, California: when I visited was an easy-going nude (clothing optional) beach. The legal status of this beach is complicated regarding nudity. It has something to do with the Cahill Policy.

When I was visiting Blacks Beach in the Fall of 2007, men on hang gliders would drift down from the cliffs and disrobe completely; then go for a walk along the miles of beautiful sand.

The visitors from out-of-town are cheerful. They will ask you to take photos of them with their camaras to have momentos of a beautiful time at a magnificent beach.

google map Blacks Beach

Unfortunately, On Friday, October 23, 2009, "The California Supreme Court has left standing a Fourth District Court of Appeal ruling rejecting a challenge to the state’s policy preventing nude sunbathing at a beach in San Diego County."

Thus there is no more Cahill Policy. And there will continue to be a crack-down. And no more nude sun bathing.

sycamorenudist.blogspot.com/ -The unofficial site for The Sycamore Creek Nudists; a blog for the reader with an open mind.

metnews.com/articles/2009/conf102309.htm This is the text of the actual State Supreme decision not to review the ruling that upheld the State Park's decision to revoke the Cahill Policy.

naturistworld.blogspot.com/" -This link is to a terrific naturist blog and explains further the assault on the Cahill policy and how it endangers the naturist experience at all parks in the state of California.

California

Once Clothing-Optional Destinations are no longer...

The West Coast (California Park Service) has eliminated their policy making nude sun bathing something you are likely to get a ticket for. Enjoy the oasis of freedom on the East Coast (of all places.) The elimination of the Cahill policy was an example of government without representation.

With the current crack-down, enforcement, and ticketing on California's State Beaches, nude sunbather's may want to get away, when you get away to California. You have to escape during your escape, so-to-speak. (The link above is to a story on the new policy on Federal Land and California State Parks.)

The CCBC Resort has its own private beach; hence no ticketing or arrests for nudity. This is a clothing-optional Gay Men's Resort:

pridenation.com/ccbc/: Clothing Optional Gay Men's Resort. 68-369 Sunair Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234.

Mineral Springs

Sip a Mojito under the scant shade of a palm tree while submerged in a mineral bath. Experience paradise in the middle of desolation. And towel service.

seamountaininn.com/: A resort in Palm Springs for both genders. Presented as a place for romance hetero style. Try a Luxury hotel in a desert setting for that second honeymoon; whether it was planned or not. Man-modified mineral springs.

Read more about California: a surprisingly conservative State considering the ideals that made this such a promising place in the 50s and 60s. But, it is still a beautiful place to visit.

The "Not Necessarily Nude" Section

Indulge me as I present locations that are not clothing-optional, but are stupendously beautiful.

These are parks and places where nudity is not necessarily tolerated, but are included here because they are still great places to visit.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument: Link to National Park page on Canyon de Chelly.

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Link to an article about the Nude Olympics at 2camels.com.

This event will be held in "... a wooded glen somewhere east of Flagstaff, Arizona. There are no sponsors, no endorsements and no Life magazine exposes. This is the third annual Nude Olympics we're talking about and, like the contestants themselves, this event has been stripped of all trappings."

The Baker Beach Nude Olympics

Link to a Naturist Holiday article on Baker Beach Nude Olympics.

" Baker Beach in San Francisco is the home of the Nude Beach Olympics, organised by George Davis - a former nudist mayoral candidate. "

The Ideals of the Original Olympic Games

Link to article on the Olympic Ceremonies of 3,000 years ago.

" The modern Olympic ideal is completely alien to the spirit of the Greek original, which despised women, slaves and foreigners and celebrated sectarian religion, nudity, pain and winning at any cost. "

Link to a Run The Planet Article on the origin of nude excercise in ancient Sparta, which then spread to Greece.

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