Even European visitors accustomed to nudity in urban settings marvel at Miami's Haulover Beach, one of the greatest success stories in North American nudism.
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Posted January 27, 2015 08:50 am
My wife and I happened to be in Ft Lauderdale for a work convention in March of 2012. So I did some web research and we decided to drive Down and spend a Saturday at Haulover.
We parked and found the tunnel under the road. Nice walkways and paths. Clean restrooms. We walked out on the beach and found very few people. Some older naturists with privacy tents. There were a few Portuguese man-of-war on the beach so I told a lifeguard.
We lay there for a while till I got enough confidence to strip naked. I could not convince my wife to yet. We took a walk and came back. At lunch a food cart arrives so that was interesting. We stayed until 2pm feeling a bit pink, so we got dressed and headed out.
It was fun and we have a vacation trip planned to go back in August. I might even look to buy a condo nearby. Cant wait to get back to Haulover!
-Rick SSylva, North Carolina
Posted July 13, 2014 09:16 am
My wife asked me what I wanted to do for my 59th birthday. I told her I wanted to feel the ocean air on my body, to walk along the beach or jump into the surf completely unencumbered. She laughed and said, "really?" So we researched it and I felt really good about going to Haulover Beach.
My experience was all that I expected. The people I met were nice, friendly and respectful of my privacy and I theirs. The couple next to me overheard my phone conversation from a sibling wishing me a happy birthday and the word spread around us. I had several people wishing me a happy birthday.
It's funny how honest and open a conversation feels when you are completely naked.
The beach was clean and the water was beautiful. At 8:00 am in the morning the water was like glass and I could see clearly the bottom as I swam out to the sand bar, when I arrived, I was greeted from others who had done the same. It was a beautiful thing.
I loved my experience at Haulover and will go back again.
-TomEastern Shore, Alabama
Posted December 5, 2013 01:18 pm
My partner and I have stayed at many clothing optional resorts in FT. Lauderdale and recently went to Haulover for our first nude beach experience. We just loved it and went four days in a row. It was so wonderful to see gays, straights and families etc... We love this beach and plan to attend as often as we can when in Florida.
-Mike M.Baltimore, Maryland
Posted November 7, 2013 01:13 pm
Went to Haulover beach on November 3rd, 2013 to see if we could break the record of the most skinny-dippers at one time. Had a great time and I heard we did break the record. All the people are great here and it was a real pleasure to be with and around them. The water is beautiful blue/green unlike the gulf. Looking forward to going back soon.
-Ed M.Fort Myers, Florida
Posted October 25, 2013 10:37 am
Just remembered something I think should be adopted in regard to visitors to,frankly, any beach, but especially Haulover Beach. We go to beaches to relax, enjoy the fresh air and ocean breeze, yet we allow smokers to pollute the air, and leave their cig and cigar butts on the beach. Whether you agree or not, it's air pollution, and the end result is that they toss their butts on the beach which is littering. Nothing worse than seeing all this discarded trash on the beach. I vote for a no smoking rule when at this beach or any beach as far as I am concerned; it's a disgusting habit and they are careless when discarding their trash. It does not belong there!
-Tedcamp verde, Arizona
Posted October 23, 2013 01:06 pm
I went there for the first time, and found it to be a lovely no-clothes experience. Nice people mind their own business, and plenty of diversity. I went three times and enjoyed more each time; it was refreshing and a great experience amongst mature adults, some from all aspects of age and gender. I would go there again if possible and glad it exists.
Bringing your own chairs is less expensive. The water is splendid as well--a good nude day for all!
-TedCamp Verde, Arizona
Posted January 29, 2013 12:40 pm
This is the first nude beach I ever went to and was not disappointed. All kinds and types of people go hear which made me very comfortable. There is an imaginary seperation of gays and straights/family but is not iron clad. There is a stand where you can buy beverages and snacks. The beach chairs cost $10 and with the umbrella it's $2 more. 99% of the people there had very good nude beach etiquette but there will always be that 1% that are there for the wrong reasons. Tune them out and you will have an awesome time here especially due to the diversity. Please don't visit Miami without visiting Haulover. It's probably the most frequented nude beach in the U.S.
Posted December 9, 2012 06:58 pm
My girl and I recently visited Haulover on Thanksgiving day and had a wonderful visit. I had visited the beach back in the 70s when it was a lot different.
Everyone we encountered was great.
-MarkPaw Paw, West Virginia
Posted November 25, 2012 09:20 pm
First visit last week and very impressed with overall experience. Nice people,no rudeness,very comfortable. Will certainly go again when next in Miami.
Posted April 18, 2012 03:09 pm
I was in Florida recently and my best bud suggested we go to Haulover for the day. After some apprehension we went and had a great time. I was shy at first but quickly got over it, and here's why. I walked up to the little stand for some water and behind me was an entire family waiting in line. Father, mother in their early 40s, a son about 4, his sister about 7, and their teenage son about 17, and his girlfriend, all nude.
At that very point, all fears of being shy vanished. I loved the fact that they were ultra cool with all of their children, and the teenager's girlfriend the same. I thought that these kids are obviously well adjusted and had an open upbringing, that probably spills over to other wonderful aspects of their lives. They were all having a nice time and were quite close and very comfortable being at Haulover.
I will definitely go again with no apprehensions as this is a cool beach for all!
-Tom W.Shelter Island Heights, New York
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