Florida Nudist Resorts Determined to Attract More Young Naked People

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Have you ever been to a nudist resort? Those hoping to be amongst unclothed young things might be a little overwhelmed by the sight of wrinkled flesh. Apparently, America's nudist community is alarmed that its membership is graying and is now desperately trying to attract younger participants into its clothes-free lifestyle.

The Wall Street Journal takes a hard hitting look at the state of nude camping unions, and finds that younger people favor making a trip or two to a nude beach once in a while rather than embracing the full nude lifestyle. Miami's Haulover Beach is specifically name checked, though, honestly, we visited once to tick it off our "Things We Should Do To Have a Good Story to Tell" list, and were surprised that even there the age skewed older. Apparently the resorts skew even older.

"The whole lifestyle will just disappear unless we attract a younger crowd," Nicky Hoffman, head of a large American nudist group, told the paper. "The problem is, most of these resorts aren't geared to young people. They've become like retirement homes; they've sort of calcified."

Even naked, old people get cranky and say they don't care for young nudes' crazy body piercings and late-night habits.

Though, one new nudist group right here in Florida hopes to attract younger visits.
Vita Nuda organizes most of the young people who attend Nudepalooza each fall at the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa in Kissimmee, Fla., said resort owner Ted Hadley.

"We've been looking for years to reach out to that demographic and it's been a lot of brick walls," Mr. Hadley said. "It took a group of young nudists to do it on their own."

Robbe White, 27 years old, attended a winter festival at Sunsport Gardens in 2009 and was one of a handful of people younger than 35.

"I thought, 'This is ridiculous,'" he said. "I wanted to bring people my own age in to see what it was about."

He founded the Florida Young Naturists, opened a Facebook account and organized the first Spring Break Bash at Sunsport Gardens for people under 30.
Though things aren't off to a great start. That Spring Break Bash, held at a resort on the edge of the Everglades, only attracted 55 people, and the group's Facebook page keeps getting shut down because it's tricky to run a group with both "young" and "nude" in the title.

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Julioflufo
Julioflufo

urs stupid man no one is going to attack you and ur family we are not criminals you should try it you might like it off course dont take ur kids...

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Nudist

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Dana
Dana

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Dana
Dana

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exbisonman
exbisonman

So old, wrinkly and overweight and predominantly male "naturists" want to see lots of young, slim and nubile young people running around naked in their vicinity. I wonder why. Nothing remotely prurient, of course. All strictly non-sexual.

Sure. I believe them.

Palm Springs Nudist
Palm Springs Nudist

On the west coast, the nudist population at Desert Sun Resort in Palm Springs is drawing visitors in their 30s and 40s because of the no kids policy and the luxury accomadations for a clothing optional resort. They have a spa, tennis, 3 pools, restaurant, 2 firepits and a great crowd. I think it is because they are a vacation destination and not a residential community. Check them out at www.desertsunresort.com

Morley Schloss
Morley Schloss

Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach County, has many young adults and children. Sunsport is lively with volleyball, tennis, drum circles, wifi, a fitness center - body piercing is OK and Sunsport does not close down at night. The Florida Young Naturist Spring Bash at Sunsport last month had 160 people aged 18-30, not the 55 you reported. Check out Sunsport's website: sunsportgardens dot com.

Morley SchlossBoard President, Sunsport Gardens

Young Naturists America
Young Naturists America

Just to inform, the young naturists can be found beyond Florida! We host exclusive naked parties in NYC geared towards the younger crowd. Look us up to attend our next event Naked Booze n Schmooze on May 14th! And you'll see that we are not a dying breed ;)

Robbe White
Robbe White

Correction: the FIRST Naked Spring Bash in 2009 drew 55 people ages 18-30 with only one month planning time, however we just held our 3RD ANNUAL NAKED SPRING BASH and it attracted nearly 200 young adults ages 18-30 so we are very much growing, it's a grassroots movement and young people are catching on!Robbe White, Founder and President, Florida Young Naturists

Robbe White
Robbe White

Correction: the FIRST Naked Spring Bash in 2009 drew 55 people ages 18-30 with only one month planning time, however we just held our 3RD ANNUAL NAKED SPRING BASH and it attracted nearly 200 young adults ages 18-30 so we are very much growing, it's a grassroots movement and young people are catching on!

Robbe White, Founder and President, Florida Young Naturistsrobbe@floridayoungnaturists.comhttp://www.FYNude.org/

Amanda
Amanda

That last paragraph is a little inaccurate. Things are actually off to a great start! The first Naked Spring Bash only had about 50 people, but I just attended the 3rd Naked Spring Bash a few weeks ago, and there were over 200 people there! It was an incredible 3 days, and I'd recommend it to anyone!

Mack
Mack

Great article but no mention of any of the local bands that played? -Here's the link to one of their FB pages : The Leylines www.facebook.com/TheLeylines "Like" them if you want to check out more photos of the Spring Bash.

Teddy
Teddy

Haulover is unfortunately full of perverts. From lifeguards that flirt with young ladies that show up and staring from their perches fully clothed, to the roaming casanovas, to gay men making unwanted advances to straight men, to old uptight "hippies" that can't hide their prudeness even when nude. It's time to shut it down and create a place where these unpleasantness is eliminated. I'm all for nude recreation done properly, and I hope it spreads throughout the country, not just in the far corner of the US down in Miami.

Robbe White
Robbe White

Correction: the FIRST Naked Spring Bash in 2009 drew 55 people ages 18-30 with only one month planning time, however we just held our 3RD ANNUAL NAKED SPRING BASH and it attracted nearly 200 young adults ages 18-30 so we are very much growing, it's a grassroots movement and young people are catching on!Robbe White, Founder and President, Florida Young Naturistsrobbe@floridayoungnaturists.comhttp://www.FYNude.org

Dana
Dana

Naturism is a philosophy that values simplicity and increased harmony with nature. truenudist.net offers a friendly and confidential environment for nudists.

Vbnudeguy
Vbnudeguy

Good start to an article that could expand on naturism and how more people (in general) should be involved. The Facebook tag said "nudist colonies" and should be fixed. That is such an outdated wording. Anyway so hows about opening up the conversation and give us an in depth article or two on the history of the nude resort up to the present day with all its challenges and glories?

Hwmson
Hwmson

 A typical response from someone who is not a nudist and who has never tried it out - and unfortunately what many non-nudists believe.  Seems no matter how many times we say that it is an inward thing, there are those that - probably in secret - would really go and behave the way they "think" nudists behave - rather than finding out what it really is all about.

Howard Williamson

Robbe White
Robbe White

Finally got this to work, I don't think it was posting my comment before and saying it was being sent to an administrator because it included my email address and the Florida Young Naturists website in the comment. I removed those and my comment appeared right away. Our website is Florida Young Naturists dot com ;)

Notachance
Notachance

Rather than shut down haulover because of a few "perverts" perhaps they should shut down inappropriate behavior and let those who just want to go to a nude be do so

exbisonman
exbisonman

I know how naturists behave. They expose their junk to each other because they like it. That's all I need to know. I live about 10 minutes drive from a naturist beach and I've never been there. Would I like to go? Frankly, I'd rather poke my eyes out with a rusty nail. I am fine with naturists having their own beaches and stuff, just so long as they stay well away from me, my wife and my kids.

Robbe Malcolm White III
Robbe Malcolm White III

 Haulover has "Beach Ambassadors" they wear the teal and orange hats and are there to protect the beach by responding to any behavior that is not appropriate. The South Florida Free Beaches Organization has a chicki hut at the main entrance and any reports can be made there, they work hard to protect the beach and work with the police to get any perverts kicked off the beach.

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