The Ten Best Nude Beaches in the United States

 

5. Kehena Beach, Big Island, Hawaii

[Also see our “travel articles on Hawaii“]

If it’s privacy you’re looking for, than the black sands of Kehena Beach on the far eastern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island is a pretty good choice. The beach is well off the tourist trail, and the hike from the road down to the beach on a rugged lava-rock trail keeps the looky-loos at bay.

Clothes-free sunbathers and black sands at Kehena Beach. Photo by karen yaeger/Flickr.

Clothes-free sunbathers and black sands at Kehena Beach. Photo by karen yaeger/Flickr.

4. Baker Beach, San Francisco, California

[Also see our travel article “Top Ten Reasons to Visit San Francisco“]

For a little taste of 1960s San Francisco, venture down to Baker Beach in the Presidio of San Francisco for some nude sunbathing. With its awe-inspiring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, even the most “blessed” beachgoers on Baker Beach may have a hard time attracting the other bathers’ attention. Just don’t expect to get in the water, as the Pacific is seriously cold.

Though the water is chilly, the views are unreal! Photo by Trodel/Flickr.

Though the water is chilly, the views are unreal! Photo by Trodel/Flickr.

3. Black’s Beach, San Diego, California

[Also see our “travel articles on California“]

Sandwiched between La Jolla and the Torrey Pines State Beach, Black’s Beach is incredibly secluded thanks to its cliff walls and the fact that visitors have to hike down a rugged, steep path to reach its sands. Once there, expect to find nude bathers with fit bodies, and even nude surfers!

Black's Beach is one of America's most scenic beaches, for real. Photo by Dan_H/Flickr.

Black’s Beach is one of America’s most scenic beaches, for real. Photo by Dan_H/Flickr.

2. Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, whale watching and nude sunbathing, can it get any better than this? Well, the fact that the beach is on the Hawaiian island of Maui doesn’t hurt. Though its clothing-optional status is unofficial, Little Beach has been attracting naturists for decades and has a great sheltered location on the southern side of the island. It’s a place that really just makes you want to strip off and join in on the fun.

Nude beaches don't get any better than this. Photo by Intiaz Rahim/Flickr.

Nude beaches don’t get any better than this. Photo by Intiaz Rahim/Flickr.

1. Haulover Beach, Miami, Florida

[Also see our “Travel Guide to Miami and its Attractions“]

Haulover Beach is one of the few government-run clothing-optional beaches in the United States, and it’s a nice one! Situated just north of Bal Harbour and its luxury shops, Haulover Beach offers about as much privacy as one can expect just a few miles north of Miami Beach. But privacy isn’t all that attracts visitors to the beach – for that we have to thank its white sands, year-round warmth and amazing water.

This sign is very appropriate. Photo credit Lyndi & Jason CC BY-SA.

This sign is very appropriate. Photo credit Lyndi & Jason CC BY-SA.

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  5. The World’s Sexiest Travel Destinations

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