Trip Reports

We want to hear about your trips to Haulover Beach!

Please include:

  • Date and times
  • Weather
  • Crowd size
  • What you liked, experienced, how you felt
  • Did you enjoy the beach with clothes on or off?
  • Any negatives?
  • Would you return?
  • Anything else you’d like, including pictures

Please note: When taking pictures on a clothing-optional beach be very sensitive of those around you. Do NOT photograph any person without first asking their permission, and don’t point your camera in someone else’s direction – PERIOD.

Compiling trip reports will help people learn more about the experience at Haulover Beach, will help people feel more comfortable in a clothing-optional environment, and will bring greater awareness to the world about what clothes-free recreation is all about!

Submit your trip photos/reports to: info@hauloverbeach.org


Trip Report – March 28, 2013
My cousin and I visited Haulover Beach in June of 2011. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I am returning next month. I have plenty of photos that only include my cousin and I. We were able to enjoy ourselves and be free. It was our first time ever visiting a nude beach. We were shy and full of giggles the first day. The returning day after we were able to open up and blend in literally. I would recommend this experience to the secure, insecure and to any living person able to go! – Carolyn
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Trip Report – August 10, 2011

We had a blast!! We got there on Monday, but was only able to be at the beach for about 30 minutes before a thunderstorm hit. We headed back to the hotel and were going to try to go back later, but it didn’t clear up until it was too late to go. Tuesday we were going to go back after we were done at the zoo, but as soon as we got back to the hotel, it started raining again. We decided rain or not, Wednesday we were going to go because we were leaving Wednesday afternoon.

We got up around 6am and headed up there on Wednesday and it was a beautiful day! That’s when most of the pics were taken. There weren’t very many people there when we got there… Just a few joggers, but as it got later in the morning people started showing up. By 10am it was a decent sized crowd in the section we were in, but not over congested. We still had enough room to stretch out and play in the sand. lol

There were all types of people there… young, old, skinny, and people like me who are a little on the chubby side. :-) This was our first time to a clothing optional beach, but I felt right at home, and immediately stripped down. :-)

We only had one issue with a guy that was “gawking”, and as soon as we moved down a bit, he got the hint and left. It wouldn’t have bothered me, except I felt that he was there only to “gawk”… due to the fact that he wasn’t naked. lol

We definitely did not want to leave, but unfortunately we had to get back to Dothan, AL.

Thank you so much for all the info and help you have been!! Hopefully we will be able to come back soon and next time maybe we can stay longer!

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jrgflint1 March 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I was in Miami from Feb.20 – 27, 2011. The weather was marvelous, 80ish, clear skies and a nice breeze. I spent 4 afternoons at Haulover(part of the reason I was in Miami)and really enjoyed myself. This was my first ever trip any sort of public clothing-optional area and I was amazed at casualness people exhibited about being nude. There was very little gawking & no promiscuity; just people enjoying the sun and the freedom of being without clothing. There were many regular visitors, obvious by their deep allover tans, and some of them gathered together to chat. Nobody was unfriendly towards me and after the second day even nodded as I came onto the beach. I felt so instantly comfortable that before I set up a chair and umbrella I stripped down. What I really found surprising was the age of the people. I’m 63 and no longer the handsome devil I once thought I was but I fit right in. While there were some young people there I’d guess the average age of the group was probably well above 50.

There are a couple family and couples-only clubs but we have no such places in Michigan for single people to go. I know of a couple of beacheswhere I can enjoy a naturist afternoon but, tho they’re hard to reach, they’re public so therte’s always a bit of a risk involved. I like Haulover because that tension was not present.

I enjoyed my afternoons at Haulover and fully intend to visit more than once a years.

JRG from Flint, MI

Cynthia June 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

My husband and I enjoyed the beach at the end of May, 2012. This was our first time to Haulover but not our first time to a nude beach. My husband is from Italy and we’ve been to nude beaches in Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. The European crowd is quite at home with nudity but the beaches can be rocky and not as scenic. We were looking forward to our Haulover stay but were not sure what to expect.

We were pleasantly pleased by the experience. The crowd was mostly made up of the Euro sophisticate types. All shapes and sizes could be found there. This was especially pleasing to me because my chest has given in to gravity after having two kids. My husband and I felt quite comfortable and went nude soon after setting up our umbrella. People were friendly but kept to themselves. Mostly everybody was nude with the exception of some topless sunbathers and the occasional couple that looked like they were passing through to test the water.. Nobody starred or encrouched on our privacy. We spend most of our time swimming in the blue water.

As far as supplies are concerned, I’d recommend bringing lotion with the highest SPF that you can find. Grooming varies. I went au natural but there was a mix of those who shaved and those who didn’t. Most of the men were clean shaven and I did observe a vastly wide variety of sizes and shapes on them as well.

We enjoyed our time and plan on going back.

Cheers,
C

carolynBNC March 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

My cousin and I visited Haulover Beach in June of 2011. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I am returning next month. I have plenty of photos that only include my cousin and I. We were able to enjoy ourselves and be free. It was our first time ever visiting a nude beach. We were shy and full of giggles the first day. The returning day after we were able to open up and blend in literally. I would recommend this experience to the secure, insecure and to any living person able to go!