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What's the Best Nude Beach in California?We've listed them all and you can find our readers' favorites in each county when you go to that page, but we're looking for the top nude beach in California. You can see what others think or express your own opinion. What is your favorite California nude beach?
Baker Beach, San Francisco | Blacks Beach, San Diego | Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz County | The Crater, Monterey County | Gaviota Beach, Santa Barbara County | Grey Whale Cove, San Mateo County | Guadalupe Dunes, San Luis Obispo County | Limantour Beach, Marin County | Pirate's Cove (Avila), San Luis Obispo County | San Onofre Beach, San Diego County
Finding a California Nude BeachTo find a nude beach by name, enter the nude beach name in the search box above.
At least one nude beach or topless beach can be found in almost every county along the California coast. There are almost 50 places where nudity or topless sunbathing is allowed or tolerated. These nude beach locations include Blacks' Beach, the most popular nude beach in the country and the nation's oldest nude beach (San Gregorio, where people have been going topless since 1967).
Be aware that laws regarding nudity and behavior vary by location and fines for going topless (or all the way) are stiff in some places. I have made every effort to provide accurate nude beach information, but the responsibility for knowing the law is yours.
Please don't be a gawker. If you've never been to a nude beach before, be respectful of others and read the Etiquette guidelines before you go and check the California nudity laws, too.