There is really only one way to get a completely even tan and that is to take it all off on a nude beach and let the sun do the rest. Here are some of the best nude beaches in the United States in no particular order:
Black’s Beach, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Black’s is famous for being the largest nude beach in North America. It is very popular with naturalists and surfers as well. The waves here get pretty big and so do the crowds. Black’s Beach is located north of La Jolla and south of Torrey Pines. Black’s Beach Bares is a volunteer organization which helps to ensure that Black’s remains clean, safe and fun.
San Gregorio, San Mateo, CA
The oldest nude beach in the US, San Gregorio beach is a privately owned beach with two miles of soft sand and cave cliffs. It is important to keep you location on the beach in mind. You may find yourself being cited by a state park officer if you stray south of the Hazardous Surf sign. The north end of the beach is popular with the gay community while the straight crowd migrate to the south end. The surf is rough here, therefore it is recommended that you do not swim in these waters unless you are a strong swimmer. For the latest on San Fransisco area nude beaches use the San Fransisco Bay Guardian Online as a resource.
Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook, NJ
Gunnison Beach is the largest nude beach in the eastern United States. It is actually the only nude beach in the state of New Jersey. It the past, Gunnison Beach was a military installation set up in the 1800s to protect New York Harbor. The beach was where all the soldiers would go out to skinny dip and was opened to the public in 1972.
Mazo Beach, Mazomaine, WI
Nude beaches are not limited to either the west or east coasts, in fact they are not even limited to oceans! Mazo Beach in Wisconsin is located along the shores of the Wisconsin River between Mazomaine and Sauk City. The size of the beach depends on how high the water gets. It can be especially crowded in the summer months if the water is high with hundreds of people tanning. Nudity on this beach is a highly contested issue amongst some citizens in the area and bills have been introduced to the Wisconsin legislative branch aimed at banning nudity on the beach, none of which have been passed as of today.
Little Beach, Maui, HI
Known as Puu Olai Beach, this 1/8th of a mile long beach is separated from Big Beach by Puu Olai, an outcropping made of volcanic rock. This small beach was a favorite amongst traveling hippies during the 1960s and is now popular with naturalists from across the US. Visitors to Little Beach encountered opposition from local law enforcement, but a ruling in the 1980s by District Court Judge John Vail allowed for nudity on the beach since the beach itself is not easily accessible to the public. For more information take a look at the Friends of Little Beach site.
Please remember to check all the laws regarding nudity on beaches before pursuing that perfectly even natural tan. If being naked in public is a little too adventurous for you, try looking into nudist resorts. Here are a few examples in California and Hawaii.
By Sebastien Tobler of Colliding Continents