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California Nudist Resorts and Beaches Part 1: Terra Cotta Inn

Friday, January 26, 2007

California provides an eclectic mix of nudist resorts, inns, campgrounds and nude beaches. Through a series of posts, we'll look at some of the nude recreation options.

A good place to start is with a cozy but reputable nudist inn, Terra Cotta Inn in Southern California.

The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, California provides guests a quiet sanctuary with poolside breakfast and spa services. Think of Terra Cotta Inn as a friendly nudist hotel ideal for couples.

The 17 single-story guest rooms form a rectangle around the pool area, hot tub area and landscaped grounds. From within this private area, visitors have a view of the mountains surrounding Palm Springs - a tourist destination in its own right.

The atmosphere is laid-back and visitors go to Terra Cotta Inn with relaxation in mind.

Terra Cotta's coziness makes it an ideal first-time experience. Tom Mulhall, who owns the inn with his wife, says that Terra Cotta Inn is "perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time" (while commenting on a previous post here). Being clothing optional also helps first timers feel comfortable.

Tom also says "there is no sunnier, warmer location for nude sunbathing in the world than Palm Springs." Who can argue with average daytime highs of 72 degrees in January?

Tom is one of the only resort owners to have an active blog about all kinds of nudist topics. The blog shows his commitment to nude recreation. Check it out at:

From reading many forum posts and nudist trip reports (example), it is clear that first-time and experienced nudists have been happy visiting the inn.

The inn has received high ratings from several media outlets as well and is a place to book in advance.

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Back and ready to talk nudist travel

After a brief down period due to a Blogger issue, I'm back and ready to provide more nudist travel info.

I recently posted an nudist travel article about a new South African Nude Safari on my "Nudist Beginnings" intro to nudism blog. I would have put it here, but posting ability was turned off for a few weeks.

Nude Cruises 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

2007 offers a good selection of nude cruises and boat ride if you look around. Let's look at some of the choices.

Bare Necessities Tour & Travel has put together many nice nudist cruises in the past and 2007 continues the trend.

Their first cruise is February 3 - 13 aboard Holland America's Maasdam, a ship with a 1,250 person capacity. The ship leaves Ft. Lauderdale and makes stops at Bonaire, Curacao, Dominica, St. Thomas and Bahamas.

Their second cruise ship tours the far east March 10-24 on the Star Flyer. The boat visits Singapore and makes several stops on Thailand and Malaysia.

Their third cruise is named the "Fire & Ice" tour and runs July 20-27. The cruise ship tours Alaska and the inside passage, leaving from Seattle and stopping in Juneau, Glacier Bay, Victoria B.C. and other places.

Besides the "big boat" cruise, there are other options.  If a chartered yacht or sailboat is more your style, a previous post discusses the options.  Here's an updated list with few more:

A Dutch couple (speak english too) offer chartered naturist and clothed sailing on the 45 foot catamaran "Zeevonk". Their 2007 calendar shows many of the "naturistisch" (naturist) cruises offered, such as one going from Martinique to Grenadines to Grenada in the Caribbean.

For something small, try an all inclusive private nude Caribbean sailing cruise on the sailing yacht "Billy Jean".  This is a small charter for up to 5 people and the itinerary appears to be up to you.  "Have it your way" - except this isn't Burger King, this is nudists in a boat...slightly different.

As mentioned in the article about Sorobon's nude resort, there's a 3 hours boat ride every Monday from the resort. The boat takes nudists to good nude snorkeling spots.

If those boats are just too big for you, Lake Como Family Nudist Resort, just north of Tampa, Florida, has its own private lake where nudists can ride paddleboats.



"Nudist Beginnings" for first time nudists

Saturday, January 06, 2007

As a compliment to this website, a new, more specialized website "blog" has been created called "Nudist Beginnings". The purpose of Nudist Beginnings is to introduce potential nudists to the topic of nudism.

The blog focuses on providing quality resources about nudism for potential first timer nudists.

If you have ever thought of being naked outside of the shower, this is the place for you. Visit the new Nudist Beginnings.