I’m standing on the beach, listening to the sound of waves crashing onto the shore as a flock of seagulls slowly glide across a cloudless horizon. Feeling the soft white sand between my toes, I start to wade into the water with the sun warming my face as the breeze makes its way in from the ocean. It’s just like any other day at the beach, with one crucial exception.
Everyone is completely naked.
It’s a typical afternoon at Miami’s Haulover Beach, where being nude is all part of the experience. And indeed, no one seems to bat an eye at the large crowd of nude sunbathers who have congregated here on America’s largest public nude beach for another day of fun and sun in the sand without those pesky clothes getting in the way. After a couple of hours taking in the beach in the buff, it all starts to feel surprisingly normal.
Whether you’re a nude beach veteran, a curious newbie or simply love a beach getaway, here are the best nude beaches in the United States to visit this summer and where to stay when you’re there.