Nudists rank Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Outer Banks as most ideal places for nude beaches

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Skinny-dipping has been widely accepted as a wholesome activity for centuries, and local beaches were identified as some of the most ideal places where naturists would like to go au naturel.

Virginia Beach shoreline at dawn. Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Virginia. Virginia Beach is a resort city, and the Oceanfront is a main tourist attraction. The city is known for its pristine beaches, coastal cuisine and entertainment.

The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and the American Association for Nude Travel Florida Region informally polled its members to find out where they would like to see more officially-designated nude beaches.

Norfolk/Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks were some of the most popular places named in the survey.

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Here’s the full list of AANR member picks:

  • American River, Sacramento
  • Assateague Island State Park, Md.
  • Chesapeake Bay, Dela.
  • Colorado River: Lake Powell, Lake Mead and Lake Havasu
  • Coney Island, N.Y.
  • Fort Bragg/Mendocino, Calif.
  • Galveston/Rockport/Baytown, Texas
  • Lake Erie, Ohio
  • Lake Michigan
  • Lake Superior, Minn.
  • Marathon/Key West, Fla.
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. 
  • North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Orange County, Calif.
  • Outer Banks, N.C.
  • Panama City, Fla.

Click here to learn more about AANR.

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