wife and I just got back from a glorious 3 days nude at the beach at North Padre
Island National Seashore, about 20 minutes SE of Corpus Christi, TX. There's a
5 mile stretch there called "North Beach" that's closed to motor vehicles.
It is a beautiful place to spend the day at the beach.
really nice for those beginners to nude sunbathing-- it's VERY isolated and secluded,
and so excellent for even the modest to lose theirtanlines. One whole day (a weekday)
we only had 2 people walk past- one of them a man (nude), the other an older beach-comber
woman who saw us, just smiled,waved, and kept beachcombing.
patrol the beach regularly, so it feels very safe, family oriented, and not at
all lewd. We were curious as to what the park service thought about all the nude
sunbathing on their beach, so finally stopped one of the rangers (putting on our
suits first just to be cautious) and asked what the "enforcement policy"was
like. He was terrific. Very professional, he quickly put us at ease, saying, "We
see everything here
so as long as there's nothing offensive going on, we're
pretty tolerant. If a busload of kids comes walking up the beach, wed want
you to put your clothes on." After that good news, we stopped bothering to
even cover up when the rangers would pass, and, sure enough, theyd just
give a friendly wave and drive right by.
get to the beach, take the "North Beach Road" to the left just before
the park gate entrance. At the end of the road, park on the beach to the right
and start walking (my wife and I took bicycles, so we could cover some distance,
and get away from it all, fast- this turned out to be a great idea, as the sand
near the water is firm and easy to ride on). After about a 1/2 mile, the clothed
beach-goers stop, and you'll see people enjoying the beach the way nature intended!
We can't wait to go back.
IMPORTANTLY if you go, take an empty garbage bag or two to collect some
of the trash that washes up! Nude beach goers need to be responsible! If you leave
a full bag by the dunes, the rangers will come by and pick it up. And remember,
May and June are peak season for the endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtles coming
back to nestreport any turtle nests you see to the Park Authorities! Have
a great day at the beach!