8 Nude Beaches in Fort Lauderdale FL [Topless Tanning]

Most people travel to Fort Lauderdale for the sun and sandy beaches. We dream of laying on the warm sand relaxing our worries away and working on our tans. Some people, however, like those beaches to be clothing optional for that all-over tan. So, if you are looking for a nontraditional beach, there are plenty of nude resorts and nude beaches in Fort Lauderdale for you to enjoy.

Now technically it is not legal to be nude in Florida. “The official Florida state ruling on nudity in public places comes from State Statute 800.03, which states that a person cannot expose “sexual organ in any public place…in a vulgar or indecent manner.” There are some exceptions to the rule though. It is not in violation of the law if you are not partaking in vulgarity or sexual acts, so if your plan was an innocent day at the beach, you will be fine.

With that being said, the greater Fort Lauderdale area has completely clothing optional. beaches, topless beaches, and then there are private resorts that are clothing optional.

Nude Beaches in Fort Lauderdale

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Clothing Optional Beaches

Here are some clothing optional or nude beaches that allow you the choice of being clothed in your favorite swimsuit or being fully nude.


1. Haulover Park Beach

This is the only legal nude beach in Fort Lauderdale. Nestled in the beautiful Haulover Park, is a beautiful white sandy beach that spans over a mile of undeveloped coastline. Feel free to be clothed or unclothed at this beach because it is clothing optional. It is a family-friendly nude beach and there are trained professionals there for security and teaching about nude beach etiquette. You will want to make sure you are in the section of the beach that is clothing optional though. The 800-yard stretch of the beach at the northernmost end is partitioned off for nude sunbathing. Make sure to remember the sunscreen!

Phone: +1 305-947-3525
Address: 10800 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154-1006
Website: www.miamidade.gov


2. Blind Creek Beach

Being one of Florida’s newest clothing-optional beaches, Blind Creek Beach is nature at it’s best. The idea is to keep this beach as natural as possible by protecting some of the natural environments such as dunes. It is a beautiful place to sunbathe, swim, or go birdwatching. With the goal being to keep this beach as natural as possible, it is a good idea to bring water and snack with you because they are not sold here.

Phone: +1 817-542-3152
Address: Treasure Coast Naturists P.O. Box 882281 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34988
Website: www.treasurecoastnaturists.org


3. Apollo Beach

Apollo Beach is one of just a couple of nude beaches in the Fort Lauderdale area. This is a more secluded beach made up of crushed coquina shells with beautiful sparkling water. The surf and current can be rough at times, so be vigilant! Be careful though because nudity isn’t allowed on the entire beach. You need to make sure that you are south of the very last parking lot labeled #5.

Phone: +1 321-267-1110
Address: 212 S Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32796
Website: www.nps.gov


Topless Beaches

While there aren’t a ton of nude beaches in Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding area, there are plenty of beaches where being topless isn’t going to land you with a fine. Although it isn’t legal so to speak unless there is a complaint. “Our policy has kind of been, ‘hands-off,'” says Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle.”


4. South Beach (Lummus Park)

Although this isn’t technically a topless beach, the atmosphere is pretty relaxed and you will find many women, especially European tourists sunbathing topless.  Because this isn’t a topless beach, make sure you cover up if you are asked to because it may result in a fine or even jail time.

Phone:+1 305-673-7577
Address: Washington Av@11 St Miami Beach, Fl.
Website: www.visitsouthbeachonline.com


5. Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

This off the beaten path beach, and home to many celebrities, is known for its secluded areas.  This is also a beach that is not technically clothing-optional, naturalists have been known to go topless, and even nude without too much hassle. Its seclusion and isolation make it possible.

Phone:+1 772-546-6141
Address: 13640 Southeast Federal Highway Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Website: www.fws.gov


Clothing Optional Resorts

There are many clothing-optional resorts in the Fort Lauderdale area. Because they are privately owned, the rules on public nudity do not apply.


6. Cypress Cove Nudist Resort

While Cypress Cove Nudist Resort isn’t a beach, its lake beaches are just as enjoyable. If the natural feel is what you are after, then you need to stay here. You can sunbathe on the docks, swim in the pools, and just relax. Feel free to stay nude in every part of the resort. Everything you would find at a traditional resort you will find here like a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a fitness center. It is also a family-friendly environment for naturalists vacationing with their families.

Phone:+1 407-933-3559
Address: 4425 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee, Florida, FL 34746
Website: www.cypresscoveresort.com


7. Alcazar Resort

The Alcazar Resort caters specifically to gay men. It is the most popular clothing optional resort for gay men in the United States. At only 50 feet from the gorgeous beach and shore of the Atlantic, you won’t have far to go to enjoy the beautiful ocean waters. It is also only five minutes from the famous Sebastian Street gay beach. Whether traveling a single person or as a couple, this resort has everything you need for a great vacation.

Phone:+1 954-567-2525
Address:555 N Birch R Fort Lauderdale 33304
Website: www.theworthington.com


8. Rooftop Resort

The rooftop Resort is not your typical place to stay. An all adult atmosphere for Lifestyle nudists,  you can walk around in your birthday suit anywhere on the property. With special event nights and video playrooms, you can go where your imagination takes you. For singles and couples, this resort offers heated pools and breathtaking views. It is only minutes from Haulover Beach, the famous and only legally nude beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Phone:+1 954-925-0301
Address: 1215 North Ocean Drive Hollywood FL 33019-3310
Website: www.rooftopresort.com


There I nothing wrong with showing a little skin just as long as you do properly. Even though there are few legally nude beaches in Fort Lauderdale, there are options for you to look into. Nude lakes and nude resorts can be a great place to get your all-over tan or to practice your naturalist lifestyle. Plan your trip, pack your bags, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Marina Yoveva

Marina Yoveva

Originally from Bulgaria, Marina caught the travel bug about 10 years ago with her first trip to Italy. Ever since there she has been obsessed with learning new cultures, languages and sharing her experiences and travel expertise online. Her favorite country for traveling to so far is Spain.


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One thought on “8 Nude Beaches in Fort Lauderdale FL [Topless Tanning]

  1. I appreciate all the information on these different locations on the east coast of Florida. However, I think the title indicates these are in Fort Lauderdale, while, truly most, except Sebastian Beach, are at least 20 miles from here, with some being over 50 miles north.

    So, people should be aware that it will involve some travel to visit any of these places, because they’re not just within the city. If you zoom out on the included maps you can get an idea of the distances.

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