To Join a Club or Not to Join

Do you already have enough friends who share your feelings on clothing optional recreation?
Do you already have the active social life you want?
Do you already know all the places to go?
Do you already know the law pertaining to clothing optional recreation?
Are you already well informed about threats to clothing optional recreation?
Do you always feel safe where you go?


What kind of club should I join?

There are four types to choose from:
1) Nudist Resorts
2) Clothing Optional Resorts
3) Social/Travel Clubs
4) Site Protecting Clubs
5) On-Line Clubs

What is the difference between clothing optional and nude?  If you go to a nudist club, clothing is not an option.  Once you go there, you must take your clothes off.  If you go to a clothing optional site, you can watch others while you rationalize about not taking your clothes off.  Some of the nudist clubs have clothing optional trails and nudity is required in their central recreation area.  You should contact the club to determine if it's clothing optional or nudist.

There are a few nationwide clubs that other clubs affiliate with.  Among those are The Naturist Society and American Association for Nude Recreation.  They can help you find clubs close to you.


A Few California Resorts 
De Anza Springs Resort
East of San Diego
Desert Sun
Palm Springs
Glen Eden
near Corona
Lupin, Los Gatos
Laguna Del Sol
near Sacramento
Living Waters Spa
Near Palm Springs
Olive Del
in San Bernardino County
Silver Valley Sun Club
Near Barstow

A Few Florida Resorts
Paradise Lakes Timeshares at Paradise Lakes
Lake Como  
Sunsport Gardens  

Fraternity Snoqualmie, near Seattle Washington
Turtle Lake Resort, Michigan


Most beaches are public, which means clothing optional, at best.

Black's Beach, San Diego

San Onofre, San Diego/Orange County Line
Silver Strand, Coronado, California Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Rincon Beach, near Carpinteria , California: Apparently, nudity is no longer an option.  

Hot Springs (Clothing Optional)

Hot springs are often private. These are clothing optional, either allowed or isolated enough that you can get away with it.
Canon Guadalupe, Mexico (private)
Deep Creek Hot Springs (public),near Hesperia , California
Harbin Hot Springs (private), near Ukiah, California
Orr Hot Springs (private) , near Ukiah, California

Social/Travel Clubs

Camping Bares, a Southern California, anarchistic dis-organization, dedicated to the destruction of the fabric of our society. (That is a well thought out mission statement.)

Southern California Naturist Association is based in Los Angeles.  They meet at member homes and travel to nearby clubs, beaches and hot springs.

Naturists in the Orange County organizes swims at a Huntington Beach City pool.

Nudist Clubhouse is an on-line social network with a chat room.

Las Vegas Bares

Slugs, a Seattle club, Sun Lovers Under Gray Skies.



Site Protecting Clubs:

Black's Beach Bares
Deep Creek Volunteers
PO Box 5988
Orange, CA 92863-5988

Friends of San Onofre Beach
Bay Area Naturists, protecting beaches in the San Francisco Bay area    

Other useful links...

Steve Margolin leads a few trips into Mexico. Nude News
Nudes in the news. The Nautical Naturist
Nudism Central, a resource site
AANR, American Association of Nude Recreation NLI is a website with ongoing discussions about Christianity and nudism.
Things To Do Nude provides information and reports on nude beaches, resorts, sports and events.
An interactive, map-based tourist guide to the world's nudist beaches.

For a more complete listing of clubs, try


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This page last updated January 1, 2011 by Lloyd Johnson