I’ve been going to the nude beach at San Onofre for something like 15 years. It sounds corny, but for many years, it really was a little Eden. No cars, no buildings, no congestion, no services. Just sand, salt water, sandstone bluffs and serenity. And naked people.
It’s where I learned to surf, met my best friend, and let the harshness of everyday life percolate through sun and sand to become the rich story of my life. And now they plan to close it in just a few weeks. Or at least put a stop to a couple hundred people who like to gather without clothes. But since you have to pay $15 per day to park (or $175 per year for a pass) drive 5 miles to a dead-end road, walk about 1/2 mile, and end up on a beach that’s so rocky getting into the water can by physically painful, I can’t imagine many people will go there if they can’t be naked.
So time will tell. Will bureaucrats and those who believe they know how others should live their life succeed in telling us we can’t be naked on this remote stretch of beach? Or will some common sense and freedom prevail and let people continue to chill out, relax, catch a few waves in the buff? If you’re reading this you’re likely a nudist, or at least curious. We hope you’ll support the cause and help promote places and events that encourage nudity, freedom, self expression. That’s our goal. Life’s too short and too much fun to be hidden under clothes