10 Best Nude Beaches in the USA

Nude beaches are becoming more and more popular throughout the world as people are experimenting with minimalism. You will now find them in almost every continent. Often patrols turn a blind eye, while in some places the locals are changing the law so that naturalists and nudists can enjoy the sand legally. Many of them want to get back to nature. Others just want the perfect tan and crave for total freedom. Leave the swimsuit at home. Here are the top 10 nude beaches in the US.

1: Haulover Beach, Miami, Florida

Haulover Beach, Miami, Florida
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/miamism

Florida has some of the best beaches in the country, including nude and clothing optional beaches. The Haulover Beach Park, which is a part of the bigger Haulover Beach, will certainly make it to this list. However the unique thing about this is that, it is run by the government. There are changing rooms, concessions, showers, barbeque grills, and public restrooms in this clothing optional beach. You will find many luxury shops nearby. There is police patrol too, but most beach-goers here look out for each other. Haulover is completely safe. The weather is great and the sand is pristine. It’s a popular one, as you will find about 7000 visitors on any average day. But naturalists can still get their privacy as the nude portion is clearly marked. It is more than 800 yards long. This beach is located just north of Miami.

Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154

2: Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/steveisaacs

This is a beautiful stretch of golden sands. Craggy volcanic outcrops and shrubs provide the seclusion that naturalists love. In fact, it was because of its seclusion that that the district court judge allowed nudity on a beach in Hawaii in the 1980s. This remains to this day the only clothing optional beaches in Maui. Though the clothing optional status remains unofficial, but no one is going to object if you take everything off. Actually, you will find many others like you. It is the perfect place for nude sunbathing, whale watching, bodysurfing, surfing and swimming.

Address: Kihei, HI 96753

3: Denny-Blaine Park, Seattle, Washington

Denny-Blaine Park, Seattle, Washington
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/seattleparks

This nudist beach is not on the sea. It is on the Lake Washington shoreline of Seattle, on an urban park, which is quite unusual. And like many others, this one too is not officially nudist. The beach itself is quite small really (just about 80 feet), but it is still a good one because of the convenience of being in an urban location. There are actually a few bus lines too that take people close to the beach. Everything is good about Denny, except that it can get chilly sometimes in this part of the country.

Address: 200 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
Website: www.seattle.gov

4: Lighthouse Beach, Islip, New York

Lighthouse Beach, Islip, New York
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/vishwaant

This is another beach you can access easily from a big city – NYC. It’s actually almost in the shadows of this large city. Often New Yorkers come here to escape the stifling heat of the city, and they come with their clothes on. Part of the Fire Island National Seashore, some of them pass through the beach, including those visiting the lighthouse. There is however a separate part for naturalists where the nudists can enjoy without any intrusion. It is often not completely nude, but you will find many topless swimmers and sunbathers here. Just remember, nudity is not allowed at the center of the beach. Find a nice corner, and you could take off your clothes easily.

Address: Ocean Beach, NY 11770
Website: www.nps.gov

5: Black’s Beach, San Diego, California

Black’s Beach, San Diego, California
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/diversey

This is a famous one for being North America’s biggest nude beach. You will find many naturalists almost throughout the year. But remember, you will have to go to the right corner of Black’s. The beach crosses city park and state park jurisdictions. The bad news is that, you cannot legally go topless at city run parks. It’s a popular surfing destination, thanks to the big waves.

Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, San Diego, CA 92037

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