Top Nude Beaches in Florida

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Known as the sunshine state, Florida is one of the world’s most sought after destinations for rest and relaxation at the beach. One of the best ways to enjoy the Florida sunshine is by taking in the great outdoors completely nude. While Florida state laws don’t allow public nudity, there are a few select places that are topless or clothing optional beaches in Florida.

DISCLAIMER:  Due to changes in local laws, development in the areas of informal nude beaches, the information below is NOT guaranteed.  Status of these beaches listed below are subject to change without notice.  If you decide to drop your drawers, check out the local situation FIRST to avoid surprises or a visit or citation by or from a local police officer, sheriff or state park ranger.

Going Nude in Florida

While tourists and locals looking to enjoy the beach all nude do have to comply with state laws, Haulover Beach Park in Miami does allow those interested in the clothing-optional beach to be completely nude in the designated areas.   More at:

NOT Going Nude in S. Florida

If you're reading this and not ready to take the plunge without a swim suit, take a look at this excellent article from Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.  Info may be somewhat dated and subject to change due to new laws, regulations and enforcement,  so it's not guaranteed.  But go anyway and explore if you're in South Florida.

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If you’re in Miami and looking for a beach to bare it all, Haulover Beach is your best and only legal option. Technically the only naturist beach in Florida, Haulover Beach Park’s northernmost end is totally clothing optional. Those visitors hoping to swim and sunbathe completely in the nude can do so if they are within the designated naturist section.

This clothing-free section covers 4/10 of the beach’s mile-long stretch. As Haulover is one of the best beaches in the world when it comes to nude beaches in Florida (and anywhere else for that matter), it brings in 70% of all the visitors that come to Haulover. On the busiest days of the year, 7,000 people come to Haulover park for a relaxing day at the ocean.

In addition to the option to go fully nude, Haulover offers many other amenities. Visitors looking for a fun-filled day at the beach can explore the rest of Haulover Park. Some of the beach’s most popular amenities include picnicking, fishing, kite flying, boating, dog parks, and more. Whether you’re looking for a clothing-optional vacation or just another beautiful beach, Haulover has it all.

Topless and Unofficial Nude Beaches

While Haulover is Florida’s only beach that allows for public nudity, there are many clothing optional beaches in Florida that allow partial nudity. Toplessness is accepted for the most part around Miami and is generally allowed as far as Boynton Beach and Boca Return. However, if you’re visiting in Fort Lauderdale, going topless is frowned upon.

Looking for a topless beach in South Florida? Look no further than the infamous South Beach. Located on Ocean Drive, this beach is a hotspot for tourists from all over the world that generally have a lax view towards nudity.

As families also visit South Beach, it is generally not acceptable to go fully nude in South Beach. However, as long as you’re only topless, this level of partial nudity is generally allowed. Once you’re done swimming and sunbathing, South Beach has numerous activities, eateries, clubs, and hotels for locals and visitors to enjoy.


Hobe Sound

Hobe Sound is another beach that is popular with nudists. While toplessness and nudity is tolerated, it isn’t completely legal. However, it isn’t as accessible as many of the other beaches in the state, making it more appealing to beachgoers looking to bare it all. Hobe Sound is surrounded by numerous mansions, so don’t be surprised to find yourself surrounded by wealthy naturists as you explore Hobe Sound.

Apollo Beach, Daytona

Locates near Daytona on Canaveral National Seashore’s northern side, Apollo Beach is generally tolerable of nude beach going. As Volusia County tends to have a more accepting view of naturists, many visitors to Apollo Beach are comfortable going in fully nude, though others stick to being topless.

St. Lucia Inlet State Preserve, Stuart

St. Lucia Inlet State Preserve is a barrier island located near to Hoe Sound. Only accessible with a boat, this island often attracts many nudists. This nature preserve is generally untouched and offers beachgoers the chance to explore the natural side of life in more ways than one.

Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach in Titusville Florida is another beach where swimmers can bare it all. Located around the Cape Canaveral National Seashore is regarded as a nudist hangout. While going fully nude around Playalinda isn’t quite legal, this beach is relatively unknown to the general public. This makes it the perfect destination for eco-tourists and nudists, as it is easy to steer clear of crowds at Playalinda.

Visitors hoping to go nude should drive about four miles towards lot 12. The nudist section is located north of 13B. As nudity is tolerated but not explicitly allowed at Playalinda, all visitors should be prepared to cover up if asked to do so.

Caliente Resort, Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes’ Caliente Resort does not exactly a beach or lake that allows nudity, but it does feature a large pool with attracting tourists and locals looking to have fun at this nudist resort. Located in the naturist mecca, Land O’ Lakes, Caliente Resort is a popular Florida spot for full nudity.

Also Paradise Lakes south of Caliente about 5 miles also offers nude facilities, accommodations, eateries, a bar and grill plus a night club.

Looking for other unofficial nude beaches in Florida? Take a chance on any one of the following beaches but be forewarned, check out the local situation FIRST before dropping your drawers.  The list below is NOT guaranteed and conditions are subject to change without notice.

  •  Boca Chica
  •  Blind Creek Beach
  •  Gulf Islands National Seashore
  •  Navarre Beach, Eglin Air Force Base
  •  John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
  •  St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge

Whether you’re visiting the official or unofficial clothing-optional or topless beaches in Florida, keep the following pieces of naturist etiquette in mind:

  • Review the rules for each beach you visit.
  • Reduce sunburn by applying ample sunblock.
  • Avoid staring by focusing on yourself, not others.
  • Bring something to do like a book, music, or games.
  • Avoid catching other people in your photos.
  • Use common sense before you drop your drawers.  Look around ..... you may be the only one naked, a magnet for unwanted attention or ever prosecution
  • Check with locals  close by or commercial shops, restaurants, convenience stores or similar services for current conditions or acceptability.

While there are only a few places truly designated for nude beaching, there are many locations in Florida where visitors can be at least topless. Be safe when choosing to go clothing optional when trying your luck at one of the unofficial nude beaches. Keep this guide handy as you explore all the naturist-tolerant destinations Florida has to offer.

FAQ About Nude Beaches in Florida

  1. Are there nude beaches in Daytona?
    • No, there are no officially designated nude beaches in Daytona. Public nudity is not permitted on Daytona Beach.
  2. Does Florida have nude beaches?
    • Yes, Florida has several nude beaches scattered throughout the state. However, public nudity laws vary by location, so it's essential to research specific beaches before visiting.
  3. Can you walk naked in Daytona Beach?
    • No, public nudity is not allowed on Daytona Beach. It is a family-friendly beach with strict regulations against public nudity.
  4. Where is the nearest nude beach to me?
    • The closest nude beach to you depends on your location in Florida—research nearby beaches or naturist resorts for options.
  5. Are there topless beaches in Florida?
    • Yes, some beaches in Florida allow topless sunbathing. However, it's essential to check local regulations and customs as they vary.
  6. Are there naked beaches in Florida?
    • Yes, Florida has naked beaches, but they are typically in secluded or designated areas where public nudity is allowed.
  7. Are there nude beaches in South Florida?
    • Yes, South Florida has several nude beaches, including Haulover Beach in Miami-Dade County, which is one of the most popular nude beaches in the state.
  8. Where is the nude beach in Navarre, Florida?
    • Navarre Beach does not have a designated nude beach. Public nudity is not allowed on Navarre Beach.
  9. Are there official nude beaches in Florida?
    • Yes, there are official nude beaches in Florida, but they are not as common as traditional public beaches. Haulover Beach in Miami is one example of an official nude beach.
  10. Where is the best nude beach in Florida?
    • The best nude beach in Florida is subjective and depends on personal preferences. Haulover Beach in Miami and Playalinda Beach in Canaveral National Seashore are often recommended as the top nude beaches in the state.