What are the beaches like? Apollo and Playalinda are natural and undeveloped with no commercial business, phones, or showers. There are rest rooms at the parking lots but usually not enough parking spaces. Alcohol is OK but never glass containers. At Canaveral National Seashores (CNS) you will find plenty of room to be as private as you want along the approximately 12 miles of pristine, desolate beach between Playalinda and Apollo beaches.
Will people stare if I undress? If you go to a clothed beach there are always girl-watchers and boy-watchers. Naturist beaches are no different. The only difference is that, the sooner you get naked the sooner you blend in.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for going to a Naturist Beach? Yes. Invest in large quantities of sun blocker. Exposing never-before-seen-the-sun skin to the salt air and bright sunshine is going to quickly turn that pasty pale into painful pink. Don't overlook the areolas and the bulbous end of your joy stick because those aeas do not have the same natural sun protection as does regular skin. Be assured that once the knob is sun burned, it will not let you forget it for a VERY LONG time!
Bring some big beach towels. Sand getting in to newly unguarded places will quickly ruin your afternoon
Bring big-box quantities of bug repellant - just in case. Apollo and Playalinda are truly wild and undeveloped seashore and vegetation areas. While the beach breezes usually protect sunbathers from mosquitos while on the beach, overgrown parking areas can provide prime feeding grounds for pesky bugs. Canaveral National Seashore is square in the middle of an area referred to as "Mosquito Lagoon", and there is a reason for that honor!
Finally, bring a big bag to tote your trash out. There are no trash containers on the beach and beach winds will give you plenty of exercise chasing trash if you don't keep it corralled.
What are some do's and don't's at a Naturist Beach?
• Clothing Optional means optional - nudity is never required
• Stay in designated nude areas
• Respect the property and privacy of others
• Don't stare - it is rude and disrespectful
• Respect all sexual preference choices
• Smoke only downwind of others
• Drink responsibly
• Sexual activity or displays of arousal will get you arrested - and please report any abuses to the Park Rangers
• Illegal substances are still illegal on nude beaches - report abuses
• Take pictures only with permission
• Speak up for Standards - explain it politely and plainly - explain that there are still some that would like to completely ban nude sun bathing
• Stay out environmentally sensitive areas where plant roots protect against beach erosion
• Take your litter home with you
Central Florida Naturists
PO Box 677009
Orlando FL 32867-7009