The 7 Best Nude Beaches


Nude beaches really took off in France in the '50s. These days a constellation of seductive sandy spots have gone gay—and these seven are some of the best. Because laws change rapidly around public nudity, please go online and check the rules before you shed your skivvies. (Cover photo by Flickr user ekigyuu)


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Haulover Beach, Miami
Miami's only officially sanctioned nude beach is also one of the country's most beautiful. Located off State Route A1A/Collins Avenue, just 10 miles from Miami, stake your space on the sand early in the day, but keep in mind that there's no shade on the frequently patrolled beach. This one gets busy. Hundreds of gorgeous bodies are stretched on the sand on weekends. Find fellow gays north of the North Beach Tunnel. 



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Baker Beach, San Francisco
Officially part of the Presidio, Baker Beach is directly under the Golden Gate Bridge, and therefore provides some of the city's best views of the landmark. The north side of the beach, nearest the bridge, is the gayest and the most nude. Fun fact: Baker Beach was the location for the first Burning Man festivals, which are now held in Black Rock Desert, Nev.


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