Haulover Beach is the perfect place to head to this upcoming summer provided that safety measures allow us to do so. Shake off those 2020 blues by the shores of the Atlantic.
Ranked one of the top ten nude beaches worldwide by the American Association for Nude Recreation in Florida, Haulover is renowned for its leniency with nudism. In fact, it’s the sunshine state’s best known and oldest public beach drawing more than 10,000 beachgoers on a good day. Visitors can sunbathe in their birthday suit without an issue in this sandy beach located to the north of Bal Harbour, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale!
As for the culture, this family friendly beach sees a heavy influx of naturists from around the globe. This is probably due to convenient commodities such as ample parking space, clean shores, open ocean surf, rentals, picnic facilities, and of course loads of concession stands. Parking is about $6. Visitors can also walk across the street to access Haulover Park, which features a marina, tennis courts, sundries shop and kite shops.
The beach has designated nude areas with signs that read “Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers.” There are also various lifeguards scattered around the premises watching over the seas. To access the clothing optional section of the beach, you have to make your way through the west side of Highway A1A and take a tunnel under the highway to the beach. This section of the beach is often patrolled by Miami police on ATVs.
The clothing optional section of Haulover Beach Park was founded in 1991 by the South Florida Free Beaches/Florida Naturist Association, Inc. It is currently approved by the Miami-Dade County government and kept operational thanks to volunteers and staff.
According to sources Haulover also boasts a thriving LGBT community to the northernmost of the beach. Visitors can enjoy one of a couple LGBT friendly events that take place on the beach every year during the busy season.
Check out the beach on a weekday or early in the morning as those are the times the beaches see less traffic. If you go on a weekend or a holiday, just know that you’ll most likely be met with full parking lots!