You never know when the urge to head to the beach and rip off your clothes will strike. But if it does, it's good to have some idea of where to go. Thankfully, in California you have options. There are dozens of clothing-optional beaches along our coast, many of which have been frequented by nudists for decades. Above, we've collected 32 beaches for you to enjoy in the buff, beginning at the classic Black's Beach in La Jolla and ending in Trinidad the town in Humboldt County, not the island in the Caribbean.
Nude beaches on the California coast, from top to bottom(less)
Nude beaches on the California coast, from top to bottom(less) - SFGate
Carmela is a journalist from London. Last Updated on May 28, Heading to California and want to get your kit off? The Golden State is home to several nude beaches where you can really let your hair down, forget about the constraints of your swimsuit, and feel at one with nature. From fully nude stretches of sand to clothing optional spots, here are the best nude beaches in California. Blacks Beach is easily the most famous nude beach in California.
What You Need to Know Before Visiting Nude Beaches in California
Have you ever had that dream where you're going about your normal everyday life, walking to work, going to class, shopping for groceries and suddenly realize your naked and everyone else is dressed? Well what if you really did walk around naked where mostly everyone else is dressed? It can happen in The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. The city hosts a number of famous events many of which have a clothing optional element every year.
By Betsy Malloy. If you're looking for a nude beach to visit in California, you can find at least one nude beach or topless beach in almost every county along the California coast. In fact, there are close to 50 places along the coast where nudity or topless sunbathing is allowed or tolerated. California's most famous nude beaches include Blacks' Beach , the most-visited nude beach in the country and the nation's oldest nude beach San Gregorio , where people have been going topless since If you're new to the clothing optional lifestyle and want to visit one of these beaches, the individual beach guides in the resources below include reviews and visitor comments about what they're like.