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Read about the nude beach and reviews of nudist beaches from around the world!

Check out articles and stories about visiting a nude beach, nudist activism to keep our nude beaches open, and nudist beach reviews.

A nude beach is an area on the ocean, lake or other body of water where people can swim or sunbathe without swimsuits. Public nude beaches are generally clothing-optional, but most visitors will be nude if the weather is right for it.

A few of the most well-known U.S. nude beaches are Gunnison Beach (NJ), Haulover Beach (FL) and Black’s Beach (CA).

Below you can read about how to visit a nude beach, nudist beach culture and more:

Naturist and Naked Events Summer 2018 Roundup

Naturist Festivals and Naked Events Happening This Summer 2018 This is a 2018 guide to naturist, clothing-optional and naked events happening around the U.S. and Canada this summer! It’s split into two sections — Naked / Clothing Optional Events (more mainstream events that appeal to naturists) and Naturist Events (organized by and for naturists). The list is focused on big festivals, gatherings and unique events, excluding regular club socials like potlucks, BBQs or holiday parties. Check back here as I will update this list with more events! Summer 2018 Roundup of Naked Events and Festivals All of these events are ... Read more

A Full Guide To Nudism in New York City

Guide To Naked Activities, Nudism & Nudist Groups in NYC I get asked all the time about naturist activities in New York City or nearby, especially in the off-season months. Unfortunately there are no official nudist places within the 5 boroughs. So how else can one get naked here and connect with other nudists? This is my nudism guide to local NYC naturist groups, naked events, nude classes and more! Also, see my roundup of 2018 naturist and naked events happening around the U.S. and Canada this summer. In part one, I list the closest outdoor places including nude beaches ... Read more

Gunnison Beach NJ Also Called Sandy Hook Nude Beach In New Jersey

Review of Gunnison Beach – New Jersey Shore’s Nude Beach Gunnison Nude Beach in NJ Reviewed by Erik Jakobsen Gunnison Beach – When New Jersey Senate Bill 1912 effectively outlawed nudity on the state’s public beaches in 1999, nude beach fans in the tri-state area were dealt a significant blow. One notable exception to the law, however, was Gunnison Beach. Located on the Sandy Hook peninsula just a few miles south of New York City, Gunnison Beach is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area – which is owned and operated by the National Park Service. Since it is generally ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Bruce

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Bruce Meet Bruce, the 8th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Bruce has been visiting Gunnison for many years. He’s also become an outspoken and enthusiastic advocate for nudism, telling everyone he can about the beach. In this interview Bruce explains why the beach is not a catwalk, how to be respectful with photos and how to be a “live and let live” nudist. Read more in our full interview below! Introducing Bruce in The Real Nude Beach Body ... Read more

New Clothing Optional Nude Beaches in Florida

Call To Action: Sign These Petitions and Help Establish Two New Clothing-Optional Nude Beaches in Florida With its ideal climate, over 1,000 miles of coastline and a huge tourism industry, you would think Florida State would have a lot more official clothing-optional beaches than it currently does. Not only is its environment conducive to nudism, but Florida law expressly states that public nudity is legal “in any place provided or set apart for that purpose.” Florida case law has established that nudity becomes a crime when it involves “lascivious” behavior, and simple nudity is not a violation. But Florida has ... Read more

NEF 2015 Poll: Most Americans Approve of Nude Sunbathing; Not Offended By Nudity

Naturist Education Foundation’s 2015 Poll Gets Americans’ Take On Nudism, Nudity and Nude Sunbathing The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) commissioned a U.S. opinion poll in 2015 to gauge Americans’ views on naturism and public nonsexual nudity and nude sunbathing. Bob Morton, executive director of NAC (Naturist Action Committee) has published a full report of the results on the NEF website. These nationwide polls were started in 1983 by Lee Baxandall, founder of The Naturist Society. The first poll was conducted by Gallup and there were only 3 questions (the same questions as #1, #2 and #10 in the latest poll). ... Read more

10 Naturism and Nudism Myths Debunked

10 Popular Myths About Naturism and Naturists Naturism and Nudism Myths: As naturists, there are certain false assumptions we hear over and over again, and myths that are perpetuated by the media. Here we debunk 10 popular myths about naturism and naturists. Myth #1. Naturists / nudists are naked all the time. Most of us can’t be naked all the time. Even if we live in a nudist club, it’s still necessary to venture outside, and that usually requires pants. How often one can be naked depends on climate, location, what nudist spots are nearby, etc. Are all nudists like ... Read more

Real Nude Beach Photo Blog Project: Introducing Laura

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Laura Meet Laura, the 7th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Laura had her first social nude experience at the beach, which felt a little less intimidating for her after having already embraced topfreedom in NY. She was introduced to Gunnison through a bisexual / poly group and has never looked back. Learn more about Laura in our interview below! Introducing Laura in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Laura Age: 24 years old Lives in Warren, NJ What ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Kwan

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Kwan Meet Kwan, the 6th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Kwan is originally from Hong Kong and first started getting used to the idea of social nudity through an unusual experience in the Navy. His first nude beach visit was at Black’s Beach, but now he frequents Gunnison as an east coast resident. Learn more about Kwan in our interview below! Introducing Kwan in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Kwan Age: In his 60’s Lives in Flushing, ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Paul

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Paul Meet Paul, the 5th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Paul is somewhat new to social nudism, but his beach experiences have had a significant impact on how he views himself and others. In this interview, he talks about body image and how naturism has helped him become a better person. Introducing Paul in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Paul Age: 34 years old Lives in Hempstead, NY What do you do for a living? And / ... Read more