First Nude Beach

My first-time nude experience was when I’d turned 23 and just moved to Monterey, CA for a new job. I was researching the area before starting my job in a few weeks, and also the previous Saturday had discovered a nude beach along the Big Sur Coast and chose to go there the next week.

I arrived rather early in the early hours, made the half mile trek to the nude section and found a superb place about 20 yards down the shore from an older couple and a young gentleman who were already down there. I was VERY nervous and decided I’d take it step by step. I laid out my towel and removed all but my t shirt and boxer shorts and sat on my towel for a while trying to work up the nerve. Meanwhile, more people began to populate the shore and soon there was a gentleman about my age just fifteen feet away from me laying out bare reading a book.

Time passed and one hour in the seashore and I still couldn’t get up the nerve. Eventually the guy near me looks over at me, nods “hello” then asks me if I’d like a cold beer. I accepted, and to my surprise he got up and lugged his towel and all his possessions right next to me, reached in his cooler, grabbed a couple beers afterward introduced himself and given me a beer. Among the very first things he said was “This is your first time at a nude beach, isn’t it?” I said yes and he immediately said there was no need to worry- no one was going to stare at me or do anything if I took off my top and boxers.

So, QUITE furtively off came my boxers but my shirt stayed on. He laughed and said “Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?” I laughed and we continued to talk. Even though the boxers were now off, I was sitting up with my knees pulled tightly to my chest, arms wrapped around my legs. Eventually, I became more relaxed, stood up and took off my shirt then put back down, this time placing my legs out and leaning back, propped up on my elbows. Well, “it” occurred almost instantaneously and I promptly rolled over on my belly, simply to hear a little laugh and “Do Not worry- happened to me my first time too” from my new-found buddy.

Within a couple hours I was totally comfortable and was tossing around a frisbee, walking up and down the seashore, and even got invited into a game of Scrabble by a nearby couple. Sadly, the place where I worked in CA went out of business and I moved back to Michigan where nude beaches are nonexistent and anti-nudity laws are strictly enforced on public lands. I actually wish there was a landed, private nude beach on Lake Michigan! I would be there every weekend!

-Mark P
Grand Haven, Michigan

My wife of 29 years died of cancer. She was raised strict Southern Baptist, so occasionally being naked at home was O.K., but she’d have never considered societal nudity.

A year after she died, I tried various things to get back into the social landscape. Singles clubs were difficult, so I began taking short weekend trips to get out of the home.

One of these trips found me near Panama City, Florida, about four hours from home. I’d seen the Baybares site, so out of interest I called and asked if a single man would be admitted. When the pleasant seeming lady on the phone welcomed me, I asked ways. The nerves grew as I discovered and moved along the sandy drive to the club. I almost turned around three times, but there was no place to turn without getting stuck in the sand. Afterward I came to the cable on the other side of the road that indicated the clubhouse entry where I was met by a cordial guy wearing a towel around his waist. He let me in, showed me where to park and asked me to sign in at the clubhouse.

The nervousness escalated exponentially as I parked and began the walk to the clubhouse. There, by the pool was a wonderful woman sunning fully naked. She flashed me a wonderful smile, presented herself as Gloria and started to chat with me. I could not believe how relaxed she was, even though she was entirely naked. Then I proceeded to sign in, pay my grounds fees, and be given a simple synopsis of the rules and etiquette of the club.

I returned to my car to undress. After taking a huge breath, I took off the last of my clothes. Then I turned around, in complete panic, but I was immediately met by a throng of naked individuals of all ages and body types welcoming me and inviting me to play water volleyball and attend the potluck dinner that evening. They treated me like a long lost cousin who had returned home.

It was a amazing weekend, also it supplied just the closeness with friendly people that I needed so desperately at that time of my entire life. Gloria will never understand what a great gift her smile and friendly dialogue was to a lonely stranger. It gave me the nerve to return to my car, undress, and begin the following phase of my life as a nudist among some of the friendliest, most welcoming men and women on the planet.

I remarried a year after and my new wife came to comprehend how important societal nudity was to me. After a year of marriage she graciously decided to participate as well. She enjoys our trips to Cypress Cove when we can get away a few times each year.

My only regret is that I waited so long to find the wonderful experience of social nudism and how friendly folks are at nudist clubs.

-Joe B.
Lower, Alabama
Nude at the beach

On Saturday, July 16th, I went to my first clothing-optional beach at Robert Moses State Park’s Lighthouse Beach. It was early and when I arrived, several people were already enjoying their nakedness. I looked around and slipped off my top & short pants and in an instant, standing bare and loving it. Nobody stared or gawked and for the following three hours I loved the liberty of no clothes. My only regret is that I was alone & had nobody to share my experience with. Perhaps next time, I’ll have a guest join me

-Tony M
New York
The only thing that disturbed me

My first nudist experience was when my partner and I went with friends to Cypress Cove in Florida. Having lived in Fla many years, I was use to miniature swim wear and intense sun. So the transition to no clothes and extreme sun was simple. That’s until I reached for my pocket knife in my pocket. I used to not have one! Pocket that is. In the clothed world going without my knife I felt naked. Now without both my pockets and knife I was in a quandary. Fortunately, I had a little satchel in my vehicle in which I could carry my wallet, knife, and reading material.

Once I had overcome my lack of pockets, the friendliness, ease, independence, and openness in the resort made the weekend very gratifying. We have been back several times and I’m looking forward to our next trip there next week.

-Bob B
Clearwater, Florida
Real Freedom

Our first encounter being socially naked was in 1998. We’d as often as possible been bare privately at home for several years since the day we were married but we had no idea what social nudism was about until we discovered it online. Being born again believers in God, we still felt that nudism was a right, good, and healthy lifestyle. After more on-line study we were convinced that accurate nudism wasn’t about sex and we scheduled a visit to Pine Tree Resort, in Crownsville, MD.

After driving through the gate one Saturday morning in June, the sight of so many naked people was at first surreal. We checked in at the office, and were introduced to a naked host couple who would give us a tour of the grounds. We undressed and toured the grounds. Folks were swimming, playing tennis, grilling and merely relaxing as at any resort in a park-like setting. There was an indoor and an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a hiking trail, snack bar, gift shop, etc.

It absolutely was our first time swimming nude, and we’ve never worn a swimsuit since that day. As the male half of this couple I can declare that there was no embarrassment with an erection that I ‘d earlier concerns about. You’ll always have a towel as a backup just in case. We have not seen that become an issue for anyone. The hardest part of that first day nude was having to get dressed for .

We now visit White Tail Resort in Ivor, VA regularly, as it is our favorite nudist resort. The folks are very friendly there. White Tail is oriented resort attended by people of all ages. To be bare all weekend, and to wake up and walk outside nude in the morning and feel the sun as well as the atmosphere all over your naked body is pure ecstasy. We currently vacation at nudist resorts nearly exclusively.

Our other favored nudist resorts comprise Cedar Creek, Serendipity Park, Cypress Cove, and Lake Como. All these resorts are family oriented resorts and are listed on the AANR site. We are aware that we’re safer at a nudist resort than at a hotel. The relaxation at a nudist resort is beyond any other we have ever experienced. The practice of social nudism really has been a lifesaver due to the strain relief we love while naked.

One day nude around others appreciating life in this wholesome surroundings is like a week in a lavish clothed resort. If you never have experienced social nudism then do not deny yourself this experience. Nudism is a genuine escape from the uptight and pretentious cloth society we live in. When we see individuals of all ages playing sports, having a meal together or just unwinding nude among friends, our only regret is the fact that we didn’t start this wonderful lifestyle sooner.

-Captain & Candy

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