By Betsy Malloy. Marin County nudity laws are detailed below. Public nudity may be treated as a misdemeanor and yo need to know the rules before you go.
Carmela is a journalist from London. Last Updated on May 28, Heading to California and want to get your kit off?
Northern California has many places where naturism can be enjoyed. Among the possibilities are naturist resorts, clothing-optional beaches, rivers and streams for skinny dipping, commercial and non-commercial hot springs where clothing-optional bathing is possible, and occasional public events. There are also several non-landed naturist clubs.
They organise events at beaches, in nearby nudist resorts and in private places. They organise events in nearby nudist resorts and in private places. Nude hiking has been approved by the LA county sheriff in
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.
Why not use Airbnb? San Francisco passed a city ordinance against public nudity because public nudity is legal under California state law. Or, almost everywhere between San Francisco and LA is nude legal.
Top California Nude Beaches for Nudists Sadly, on almost miles of coastline there are only a handfull of California beaches where a person can be nude without the fear of harassment. I've listed them here for you along with comments from people who have visited these nude beaches. If you visit one of these beaches please do not engage in any sexual activity.
For details on dozens more, please see our complete Nude Beaches Guidewhich we are in the process of updating. Some 40 parks will remain open for an estimated one to five years, due to temporary funding and support agreements being negotiated with nonprofit foundations and other organizations. When asked exactly how long Gray Whale Cove, Garrapata, and Zmudowski would stay open, California State Parks spokesman Dennis Weber told me they could keep going for a month, the entire summer, a year, or even longer.
When going nude on California's beaches, there's often a wide chasm between expectation and reality -- but that's more of a "nude beach" thing than a California thing. You can't just drop trou and get an all-over tan at any old stretch of Golden State shoreline, and the select beaches where California does allow nude sunbathing are mostly and not-so-coincidentally in hard-to-reach and obscure locations. In other words, they're the kind of amenity-free beaches where you'd do well to bring your own food, drinks, chairs, and umbrellas.
So, it's time for SFist to bring you our definitive list of the finest and best in beach destinations up and down our lovely coast. And on some of these beaches, you are welcome to strip down to nothing and show your junk off to the Pacific, and to anyone passing by. Should you be a shyer type, there are plenty of clothing non-optional spots to choose from.