Nude beaches are like a box of chocolates: You never know WHAT you're gonna get.Long, sandy swaths of land draw huge crowds, but nude beaches can also take the form of small, secluded parks where nudity isn't technically legal, but it's still embraced. But at a nude beach, you're guaranteed to experience nature in all its wild splendor.At these venues, participants generally need not belong to a nudist club.
Additionally, there is also militant naturism, including campaigning, and extreme naturism is sometimes considered a separate category.
Several other terms ("social nudity", "public nudity", "skinny dipping", "sunning", and "clothes-free") have been proposed as alternative terms for naturism, but none has found the same widespread public acceptance as the older terms "naturism" and (in much of the United States) "nudism".
People interested in social nudity can attend clothes-free beaches and other types of ad-hoc nudist events.
We analyzed lists from locals, pored through pages of photos and (skinny) dipped into our own nude beach archives to determine the best places to bare it all.
Naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practising, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property.