First of all, this is NOT a cyber group. We are real people, who actually get out from behind their desk, and go out and meet other folks who happen to like being nude in a social setting.  Because we seek active regularly participating members, we are not accepting memberships for folks who live outside the First Coast area. Our goal is to have happy active members, whether it be ten or 100. the key word is active, This is a place for naturists, nudists, and open minded people to meet, greet, and have fun in our birthday suits.  I envision a group of nudists who may be a little more frisky than the stereotype shuffleboard nudists. There is definitely a need for a group like this in the greater Jacksonville and the First Coast area to have a way to gather and meet other folks who are like minded. There are other non-landed groups in Jacksonville and the surrounding area, One group in particular is so successful, they've limited membership to prevent overloading at their house parties. The membership in general will ultimately decide if we need to  exclude persons.  It will not be because of their sexual preference, race, or the lifestyle preferences they choose in their private lives as long as what they do is legal. How they behave  in a social nudity setting will determine whether a person is someone we want to socialize with. However, we will include or exclude based on participation or potential participation.

If you are married, and the wife (or husband) does not want to be a nudists, and you do, AND, you can participate without causing yourself marital strife, then welcome. If you have come to this site from prurient curiosity and wish to leer at photos, you will be sadly disappointed.  Joining will not further your interest.  Please leave joining for those few who wish to shed clothes and be discreetly comfortable with others.We do not want ranks full of posers or wannabees who want to observe from a distance. Current members may find themselves evaluated for seriousness also based on participation.  For new members, you are accepted for a 60 day trial period, to see if this group fits your needs, or if you fit at all. If you are someone we want to be around, after 60 days you will be expected to pay annual dues of (presently) $20.00 a year.  There is no charge at present for anything else. This year, I am waiving fees for M/F couples (both members attending), and single women). Above all, we want to be inclusive, not EXCLUSIVE. Your participation and willingness to get to know other members of the group, and ability to act correctly in a social nudity setting will determine your satisfaction and enjoyment in this group. I encourage all members of this group to join AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation) and it's even better when you affiliate with a resort. because it's less expensive. Eventually, we hope you'll be able to affiliate right here with this group.

1).    First, attend a social nudity meetup at a home of our members. You can take your time getting naked, taking off a piece at a time until you are ready to plunge. jumping into the pool or getting into the hot tub is a great way to cast off the clothes. (and just like Nudist resorts, the pool and hot tub are nude only) You'll see most people arrive, go into the bedroom or whatever, and just shed their textiles (clothes) and walk into the room with a towel. Keep in mind, most of us nudists accept the idea of clothing optional also, so pace yourself if you need to..You may find that you'll attract more attention with clothes on or some clothes on than than if you are just nude.Nude is nude, what you see is what you see, Partial clothing is often tantalizing, whereas nude is just nude.  Enjoy yourself!!, try to maintain eye contact and show respect for the person just like you would appreciate it for yourself.

2)For those not having been to any of the resorts in Florida....here is my list and the exact order you should go to each....It's my suggestion that you do these in order, afterward, you'll understand why.

Apollo Beach/ Playalinda Beach (these are not resorts but you will understand the meaning of primitive accommodations). You must bring everything you need and carry it or wheel it. WATER-WATER-WATER..ice..and shade.....two biggies. I have been to Apollo beach, my wife has been to Playalinda. Playalinda has a track record of harassment by the County sheriff. Not lately, though. Apollo Beach is a nice sand gravel type beach but you have to walk about 1/2 to 3/4 mile to get in the comfortably nude area, and NO harassment (different County). Parking I understand is a problem in both places, so go early!! My wife said she like Playalinda better than Apollo, Nothing really feels as natural as being at the beach totally nude! When our group gets well established I hope to organize bus trips to the beach.The parking areas at these beaches are always full very early so the bus method makes very much sense...you get dropped off at 10am and picked up by four!!!!

2) Hidden River Resort, near Sanderson,and McClenny, Fl (although actually in Georgia, north side of the St Mary's River) actually about 45 minutes west of downtown JAX. Barbara (call her Billie) has 78 acres of wilderness. If you want to hike forest trails and catch glimpses of deer, armadillos, tortoises, and birds or ride horseback nude she has lots of trails to do that. Purposely kept rustic, she has limited facilities, Billie has a pool, a hot tub, tent sites, and 30 amp and 50 amp pull through RV sites with power, water , and sewage, a bathhouse with lots of hot water,  a pavilion, petanque rink, and bandstand. Bring what you need. There is a convenience store about 12 miles back down SR 121. Billie usually has ice and sometimes soft drinks available at the office area (her home). Seriously, DO NOT bring glass, or at least ensure it does not leave your tent or RV. She is really sensitive about that. REALLY. Excellent place to bring your CARDBORDEAUX box wine. She will expect you to disconnect your vehicle after you park your trailer and park it in designated parking area. She'll want you to unload your stuff, then put your vehicle in the parking area. Although she may want to be kind to the grass, it makes it nice not having to navigate around vehicles. Don't smoke in the pool area, don't be overt sexually, don't harass the tortoises (state law too) and you'll get along with her. She had two horses out there the last time we were there in April. You can definitely sleep under the stars at her place. Once a year she brings in bands for a weekend called Nudie Blues in April, and it is a lot of fun to dance naked in front of a bandstand and pass around a bottle of Fireball cinnamon whiskey around a roaring firepit. I always do when I go. Billie really does want everyone to have a good time, but just be a good social nudist like you would be at any other resort or at someone's home, and you will have a great time.  
3)Sunny Sands, Pierson, Fla..they have a really nice pool, hot tub, a bar, and a restaurant, and some rental modular trailers. Tent camping too with A/C hookup, so you can bring a fan or a 6000BTU A/C for your tent. They have limited RV parking. A quaint little place for total quiet cause there are not many folks around except on a weekend.It's more of a community than just a resort, and many of the folks that you will see there live there year round. Thus, once you get to know the folks there, they treat you like family. They have one of the nicest nature trail walks around, with towering bamboo 3 inches in diameter, and right next to fern farm. Really, a lovely little place that holds a special place in our heart since we were married there in 2001 under the Memorial Oak. When it's chilly in Jacksonville, it's commonly 10 degrees warmer in Pierson (approx 80 miles south of JAX, so it's a great place to escape to on a Jax 65 degree day and still get some sun and warmth on your skin.

4) Suwannee Valley Resort, White Springs. I've been to all the other places listed, and if Suwannee Valley doesn't meet or exceed all your needs and expectations, it's not because BG and Tom and the staff didn't break their back trying to provide it. Of all the places I listed, SVR is a place that makes me feel like I'm home. Their facilities are very nice and constantly improving, and they bring in vendors for special weekends. The food is plentiful and wholesome and tasty and not outrageously priced. Their breakfast is outstanding.So, is it a four star resort by Caliente standards. No. Is it a three star resort by Paradise Lakes standards? No. In so many ways, mostly intangible, it exceeds anything the other resorts have. In one most important tangible way, definitely, service. In addition, the staff who serve you for the most part live there. They are nudist themselves and know what the expectations are and meet and exceed them. And they treat you like family.  BONUS?  about 63 miles from my house!!! Even dragging our trailer about a 1 1/4 hour drive is no chore. They have lots of cabins and RVs to rent, are pet friendly (not in main area, but certainly you can bring Bowser or Princess and keep them in your RV with you) and Ms. BG Parks constantly has a myriad of activities planned for the weekends, from water aerobics to Tikii bar trivia contests. Be there or be square!!!
You must be 21 or older to enter SVR.

5) Cypress Cove..in Pointsienna, FLA...very nice resort...caters to international tourists, and older crowd..you'll see young kids here as well because of the tourist families...Nice chipping greens, tennis courts and plenty of area to nude bike ride. Excellent pool facilities and really nice sports bar. They rent motel style rooms and have an RV park too. Nightlife is a little slow unless you bring your own party. Parrot head (Jimmy Buffet) weekend is fun. Actually, one of my favorite resorts, about 2 1/2 hours south of Jax.You can fish nekked here at Cypress (license required). Jimmy Buffet weekend is a blast.

6) Paradise Lakes. Lutz, FLA ..All the accommodations you can want in a resort. It's a little hodgepodge as far as the place is laid out because it was done over thirty years without a master plan, but very nicely done. Some younger crowds make it there and Paradise's Saturday night lingerie parties and legendary conversation pool keeps them in hot water at times with AANR. So if you are a party creature...check it out. Lots of Condo rentals here, since so many are privately owned.
7) Caliente..Land of Lakes, FLA..definitely 4 star or 5 star clothing optional resort. Be sure to arrive with a credit card that has head space. Good food, great building and facilities, and boutiques. The disco party is awesome.The only place like it, really. It took over 5 years to build it and it was designed from the ground up as a clothing optional resort that can compete with those resorts in Dominican Republic or Mexico. Eye candy is definitely in season here, I mean if you like to watch 30 something hard bodies strut their stuff. On the other hand, if you are a pure nudist you may be turned off by their wink of an eye to the Swing lifestyle which made them drop out of AANR. Their rentals are very nice, the casitas, as they are called, sometimes come equipped with mirrors on the ceiling. I've heard, that they aren't keeping up with appearances as well as one would hope with their pricing.

Why is this order important?...I think all these places have their merits..and if you go to Caliente first, you may think that all resorts are going to be like this, and disappointed when you go to the other places. If you are a complete snoot, don't bother exploring any of the other places. That would be wrong. My favorite place in this list is actually number FOUR on the list..SVR (Suwannee Valley Resort). I think, because I did these resorts roughly in this order as I became a full fledged nudists, It made me appreciate the subtleties of the smaller places...try em out for yourself!!!

And, I am reminded recently..that there are plenty more clothing optional parks in Florida, including the nice folks in Sunnier Pines out in the panhandle near Milton, FL. The AANR sight is a good place to start. Anywhere you go in FLA, you can find a place to get necked. Georgia has several parks to some right up I 95, one near Darien, and one northeast of Atlanta, Paradise Valley.

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  • Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00 PM

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