USA

“Malaysian Nude Beach Games”, Baker Beach, San Francisco
In glorious warm weather of a Saturday, with lots of people on the beach, mostly textiles but also nudes in the eastern end, George Davis and a few helpers had set up pretty close to where nudes are more frequent. read more
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco 2014
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco, 21 September 2014. All photos by Leif Heilberg. The Folsom Street Fair is an annual leather and clothing optional street fair held in September in San Francisco's South of Market district. read more
Up Your Alley Fair, San Francisco
Up Your Alley Fair, San Francisco, 27 July 2014. Normally I would go to this type of fair just when they open, usually at 11am, and stay at most an hour or an hour and a half, when the place becomes oppressively crowded, hard to walk through, and harder to get enough space to take any pictures. read more
St. Francis Nudity Ban Protest
St. Francis Nudity Ban Protest, 26 June 2014. All photos by Leif Heilberg. Jeff Wheeler invited us to World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco’s event: 11th Annual World Naked Bike Ride – 2014 Northern Hemisphere Edition Pt. read more

The original European settlers of America were the Puritans who were staunch advocates of non-pleasure and were afraid of nudity, even to the extent of not bathing themselves.

Later a free and independent United States of America developed and "radical thinkers" like Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau, publicity lauded the benefits in daily naked walks, or "air baths." Other nudists included President John Quincy Adams, who regularly bathed nude in the Potomac. Influxes of immigrants from Germany and other northern European countries also brought with them a more relaxed attitude to the body and in the 20th century nudist clubs started to be formed.

America is still split between two sections of the community - those who have strong religious objections to nudity and those who are more open minded.

Today nudism (or naturism) is a booming and is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, nudist clubs can be found in most states. Browse through our pages to find the ones closest to you.

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South East
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Mid West
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South West
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East
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See Also

American Association for Nude Recreation The American Association for Nude Recreation
The Naturist Society TNS can put you in touch with naturist opportunities across town and around the world.
Naturist Action Committee The Naturist Action Committee is the non-profit political adjunct to The Naturist Society (TNS)
Nude Beaches Yes Nude Beaches Yes campaign
Beach Front USA BeachFront USA strives to maintain the American tradition of nude recreation and life style