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Dr. Leisure's Top Nude Beaches

(clothing optional) for 2015 - North America

Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii

 Drive exactly one mile beyond the Maui Prince Hotel, past some "No Sight Distance" signs, then turn right on the blacktop road, marked by yellow emergency phone #17. Follow road and park in lot or along the edge of access road. Little Beach is reached by walking north on Big Beach (to the right as you face the water), clambering over the lava-flow barrier to Little Beach.

Wreck Beach, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 The main beach is at Trail/Gate 6 (near the intersection of Northwest Marine Drive and University Boulevard directly opposite Place Vanier Residence). You can pick up one of UBC's glossy, colorful visitor maps; trails to Wreck Beach are indicated. Park in the visitor (pay) lot. On weekends, some staff parking lots are available (free) to the public, read the signs. Go down the steps, a little steep but no big deal, past signs informing visitors that clothing is optional.

Blacks Beach, San Diego, California

 Driving from San Diego, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. Go west a half mile and turn right on Torrey Pines Road North. Just past the Salk Institute turn left at the sign to the gliderport. Park in the lot and take stairs on the left to the beach. Stay south of Muscle Rock to avoid problems.

Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey

 Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 117, which is plainly marked, then Route 36 east following signs to Sandy Hook (about 12 mile). At Sandy Hook follow signs to North Beach until you come to the Old Gun Battery on the right (about 5 miles past the park entrance). Follow the main road to just beyond parking lot L were the road forks; take the right-hand fork to Gunninson Beach. Past the pedestrian crosswalk and park in lot G on your left. Follow the boardwalk past the gun battery to the beach. Head south (turn right as you face the ocean) along the beach for about 1/4 mile to the nude area.

Haulover Beach, City of Miami Beach, Florida

From I-95, exit at Golden Glades Interchange on to State Rd. 826 east (167th/163rd St.). Or go east on 125th St. find Haulover County Park at about 150th St. on Collins Ave. (Route A1A)and park in the northernmost lot ($3). Walk to the beach through the tunnel underpass. Handicap accessible.

Sauvie Island's North end on the Columbia River

From Portland, go 10 miles northwest on US 30. Turn right over Sauvie Island bridge. Buy a parking pass at the store at the bottom of the bridge, then continue beyond the store for 1.8 miles. Turn right on Reeder Road and go 10.7 miles until it becomes gravel (passing Reeder Beach and Walton Beach, both clothing required.). About 0.3 miles on the gravel road, watch for signs on the right, "Collins Beach, Clothing Optional Area, Nudity on Beach Only." 

Playalinda Beach, Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Florida

From Highway 1 or 95, Route 406 east through Titusville. Cut onto Route 402, pass the Seashore headquarters, and continue on to the beach. Turn left (north) through the gate and for 5 miles follow the paved road behind Playalinda Beach. Get as close to the dead-end as possible an park. Parking is limited; arrive early! Continue north on foot to where you find others are clothes free before getting natural.

Mazo Beach: Wisconsin River, Mazomanie State Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

From the Northeast: off Highway 41 to right on Route 26, Right on Route 151, and continue south to Sun Prairie. Here turn on Route 19 west to Route 12. Turn right (north) for 9.1 miles to County Y. (It's really Y only if you get to the top of the hill before turning left.) On County Y drive west and north exactly 5.2 miles, and turn right on blacktop Laws Road, which leads left in 1/2 mile onto gravel Conservation Road along the Wisconsin River. Park in the lot and take the short path to the beach. At the beach , go left (downstream) and proceed to the southern-most part of the beach which is clothing-optional.

Rooster Rock State Park, Portland, Oregon

Drive 25 miles east from Portland on I-84N, turn off at Rooster Rock State Park (exit 25), proceed to the far east end of the parking lot (fee charged in summer/on holidays) and walk eastward down to the river.

San Onofre State Beach, above San Diego, California

 At the meeting of Orange and San Diego counties o I-5, turn off on Basilone Road and take the crossover to the nuclear plant; continue south 3 miles to the park entrance ($6/car), and on to park at trailhead No. 6. Take trail to the beach. From the beach walk south toward the chain-link Camp Pendleton fence. Stay north of the fence.

Kaloko-Honokohau Beach, Big Island, Hawaii


   North from Kailua on the "airport" road. Or south from Keahole Kailua-Kona airport. Turn to the sea on the Honokohau Harbor Road. Now keep bearing right until you dead-end, more or less, on a bumpy dirt road just past Kona Marina. Follow the main road circumventing the marina. A sign points to the beach as well as "NB" painted on rocks along the road. Park, lock, and take the grassy trail that leads north to the beach.

Red, White and Blue Beach, California

 Access is by Highway 1, seven miles north of Santa Cruz or four miles south of Davenport. Look for a large red, white and blue mailbox with the number 5021 on the west side of the road. Turn onto Scaroni Road, a crescent - the first entrance, 100 feet past mile-marker 24.67, coming from Santa Cruz; the second, larger entrance, 30 feet before marker 25, go in through the gate. (there is a fee to use this facility) 

Beaches Generally

Most all of the beaches selected have been personally visited by Dr. Leisure or have been recommended by web page readers and have passed the test for excellence. Some of the criteria is friendly and fun to be with people, natural splendor, and no hassle. A great place for the compulsively laid-back.

From routes 2222 and 620 northwest of Austin, go west (left) on 620. Turn right at the Comanche Trail/McGregor Park Hippie Hollow signs. Go 2.2 miles to parking lot, pay fee, park and lock car. Walk down the paved trail in the southwest corner of the parking lot to any of the several cliffside paths that lead to the beach. When leaving dress before reaching the parking lot; remove litter.



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