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HAULOVER BEACH

Haulover Beach is the only beach in Florida (that I know of) where it is legal to take off your clothes and soak up the sun and salt water.

The beach is part of Haulover Park, which is immediately north of Haulover Inlet on the north boundary of Bal Harbour, and is immediately south of Sunny Isles Beach.

Haulover Beach ParkHaulover Beach Park

The 99 acre park straddles State Road A1A, and has many more attractions than just the beach to offer.

There are areas to launch and store boats, a major kite flying field, tennis courts, a golf course, pavilions, picnic areas with barbecue grills, restrooms and showers.

It is a family oriented park, and you can spend a day at the park and on the beach with granny and the kids and never see a single naked soul.

There is a large parking lot on the west side of Highway A1A. From there, you take a tunnel under the highway to the beach. A sign before you enter the tunnel warns you that you may encounter nude bathers.

Sign Warning of Nudity at Haulover BeachSign Warning of Nudity at Haulover Beach

A round concrete building with a red roof contains restrooms and changing rooms. Once you get past the signs and fence on the north end of the beach you are in a different world.

The beach stretches 1.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean, and is divided into two sections. The south part is a family beach and you are required to wear clothes, such as a bathing suit.

The south beach is where you take granny, wife and kids.

A busy day at Haulover BeachA busy day at Haulover Beach

Nudity is legal in the north section of Haulover Beach, a 0.4 mile long section of nice white sand. Clothed people can go to both beaches; unclothed people have to stay on the north section.

You'd best keep granny and the kids on the family oriented south beach while you and momma go up north and check the nude action.

Clothed bathers love to walk up to the north beach and ogle the nudes. Some are worth ogling, but there are also a lot of people you would just as soon avoid looking at.

Many of the nude bathers seem to be single men, but there are quite a few nude couples also. Not many single nude women are wandering around alone, but there are quite a few of them strolling in pairs.

But Granny, Why Do I Have to Use Suncreen?  You don't.But Granny, Why Do I Have to Use Suncreen? You don't.

There are a lot of very old brown wrinkled people of both sexes scattered among the beautiful young people.

They appear to have been happily ignoring their dermatologists recommendations for years.

There are places on Haulover Beach that rent sun umbrellas and chaise lounges, but it is fine to use your own chair or towel.

There is also a trailer that sells coffee, water, soft drinks and sandwiches.

Oh yes, and there is the sand and the ocean. Soft and easy to walk on and a usually gentle surf. The beach is nice and wide with plenty of space to walk and not be bumping into people.

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