This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Not For Never-Nudes: Celebrating National Nude Recreation Week
Nudity on LA County beaches is against the law, but that shouldn't prevent the bold among you from finding somewhere in SoCal to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week, which kicked off yesterday.According to msnbc, the week will be filled not just with happy nudists frolicking about, but with some nude resorts hoping to preach the nekkid gospel to the bashful:
“If people would only try it once, I think they’ll see the joys of being naked outdoors,” says Carolyn Hawkins, spokesperson for the American Association for Nude Recreation in Kissimmee, Fla. “During Nude Recreation Week, most clubs open the doors for free and let people come in and see how much wholesome fun nude recreation can be.”
If you're looking to expose a little more of yourself to the sun, check out Black's Beach in San Diego or Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara, although we make no guarantees that you won't get cited at the latter.
While National Nude Recreation Week covers a broad range of activities, msnbc notes that there is in fact no dearth of nude commemorations for those in the know:
The year-round calendar is filling up. National Nude Gardening Day was May 14; The World Naked Bike Ride (motto: “Bare as you Dare”) was June 11; and the ever-popular Nudestock will be celebrated at various clubs Aug. 27.