Naked Natural Beauty

July 7-13 this year is National Nude Recreation Week. The 14th is National Nude Day.

So let’s talk recreational nudity. The lifestylers are called naturists. Whether they are casual or full-time, finding and creating safe spaces is important. Wonderful weather can help, too. This makes Florida a prime spot. We have a couple nudist colonies, a couple clothing-optional resorts, and a wonderful clothing-optional beach.

Playalinda Beach

Canaveral National Seashore’s Playalinda Beach is located between the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Titusville, Florida. You can see the Vehicle Assembly Building on Kennedy Space Center property just to the south.

At the northernmost end of the national park, the very last beach-access parking lot is Parking Lot number 13. Naturists have made this out of the way bit of beach a popular destination for a good long time.

Canaveral National Seashore, summer sunrise (2016)

It’s quiet. When the parking lot fills up, people have to walk to get to the clothing optional end of the beach and, well, for anyone but the truly die hard, it’s a LONG walk. So even a “crowded beach” will be on the sparse side in terms of people.

Let me share with you more of the beautiful natural sights you can find at Playalinda.

Low tide, wide beach (2018)
A wide variety of sea turtle species nest here. (2016).
Powerful storms can leave their mark on the beach
(driftwood following an offshore hurricane, 2016)
Lots of sandpipers piping along (2018)

I could lie here all day just watching and listening to the waves. Couldn’t you?

Have a great week, everybody!

~ Lara

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