Blind Creek Beach

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6688 South Ocean Drive
Fort PierceFL 34949 United States

Members from Sunnier Palms have met with the local Sheriff's and have had this declared a nude beach. Technically it's not "written in the books" legal, but it is as legal as can be. Beach has been getting a nice crowd on weekdays and a bigger crowd on weekends. Enjoy everyone.

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Tampa Bay Free Beaches Request for Action

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*** WORLDWIDE BEACH LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT ***
Florida Clothing-Optional Beach Senate Bill SB 1486 Needs Your Support NOW!

The bill(s) simply clarifies existing law (FS 800.03) and directs DEP to update their Rule to be consistent with the statute.

WHO: Florida Residents and Clothing-Optional Beach Lovers World-wide

ACTION NEEDED: Tell Florida Legislators to Pass Senate Bill SB 1486, the Florida Clothing-Optional Location Bill. Committees to hear the bills.

WHEN: ON OR BEFORE Monday, March 8 at noon E-MAIL and/or CALL Senate Committee on Criminal Justice Members (NOTE: Click on member name. Under picture of member, click Email this Senator)

Senator Jason W. B. Pizzo (D) Chair

Senator Jeff Brandes (R) Vice Chair
Senator Dennis Baxley (R)
Senator Jim Boyd (R)
Senator George B. Gainer (R)
Senator Keith Perry (R)
Senator Bobby Powell (D)
Senator Annette Taddeo (D)
Bill will be heard and must pass these Senate Committee References:

1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
2. Environment and Natural Resources (EN)
3. Rules (RC)

WHY: Public Testimony Will Be Heard for Consideration/Vote of SB 1486 on Tues. March 9, 2021 in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and your voice must be heard.

IMPACT ON YOU:
Safely enjoy more c/o beaches. SB 1486 Supports Blocking Unwarranted Arrests for Simple Nudity on All Florida Clothing-Optional Beaches AND amends blanket anti-nudity State Park Rule to conform with FL Supreme Courts interpretation of the law (that mere nudity is not a violation of the law).

IMPACT ON FLORIDA:
Your Testimony (letter) Will Provide Proof of Economic Benefit of Clothing-Optional Beaches, Which Will Lead to More Safe Nude Beaches FLORIDA SB 1486 and HB 1253 Clothing-optional Locations.
Specifying that a clarification-exemption to the commission of the offense of unlawful exposure of sexual organs includes clothing-optional beaches; requiring the Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to amend a specified rule to comply with this act.

SKINNY DIPPER PROTECTION:
Too many law enforcers have difficulty in determining the difference between lewd and lascivious behavior and simply being nude. Therefore, we need clarification language put into the law stating its not a violation of the law, particularly at clothing-optional beaches. We need your help to pass SB 1486 and its identical companion House Bill HB 1253, to protect Floridas skinny dippers from being arrested and prosecuted unfairly. In a COVID-ravaged economy, the last thing our state needs to spend money on is arresting, jailing and prosecuting skinny dippers!

ECONOMIC IMPACT:
This bill is about economic development, tourism and jobs. SB1486 clarifies language to protect and expand naturist recreational opportunities in Florida for all Floridians and visitors alike. The numbers dont lie - check out the attached summary of Floridas Economic Impact of Nude Tourism & Recreation in Florida a Study, conducted by USF and St. Leo University reveals a tourist niche market with more than $7.2 billion in annual economic contributions to Florida's budget.

But wait theres more! View the 5-minute Vimeo video link [https://vimeo.com/485912778] states it best. In 2017, $1.2 billion poured into sunny Florida from tourists visiting the 1/3-mile clothing-optional section at Haulover Beach in North Miami Beach! Floridas naturist recreational opportunities generated much needed jobs as well as a stronger economy.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:
WE know and YOU know that naturists protect the beaches they love. Eric Draper, Director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Division of Recreation and Parks knows this too and he supports SB 1486!

SEND YOUR EMAIL NOW TO THE COMMITTEE THATS HEARING THE BILL AND INCLUDE THESE POINTS:

GENERAL TIPS FOR WRITING LEGISLATORS
* Keep your letter brief and in a font size large enough to read easily (12 pt).
* Provide your name, address, email and phone number.
* State why you are writing and include passage of SB 1486.
* Avoid the term, "lifestyle," which could be misinterpreted as "swingers." Replace words such as "nude," "nudity" and "naked with words connoting fun and carefree innocence such as "skinny-dipping," and "clothes-free."
* Tell them who you are and a bit about your family/community/job. (optional)
* Explain that you are an ambassador for naturism (i.e., a skinny-dipper) and that clothes-free sunbathing is your recreational option.
* Share your personal experience of naturism, including its respect for the natural environment. Mention your favorite clothing-optional beaches.
* If you are a Floridian, offer to help them during the next election cycle, including putting a sign in your yard.
* Ask for their commitment to support SB 1486.
* Thank them for their support.

SAMPLE EMAIL FOR FLORIDIANS:
Note: Most legislators disregard form letters. Use your own words. Do not duplicate the following example:

I live in Sarasota, Florida and I am writing to urge you to support the passage of SB 1486 so that my family, friends and I can continue to skinny dip on Floridas clothing-optional beaches without fear of being arrested. We also want to see more clothing-optional beaches here because thats where we spend our most of recreation dollars. Currently our favorite naturist beach is Blind Creek Beach near Ft. Pierce and Hutchinson Island. Our trips there include lodging, restaurant dining, shopping and entertainment. It would be great to have clothing-optional beaches on Floridas Gulf Coast where we live!

I have been a skinny-dipper for XX years. We love all of the Florida family clothes-free resorts. It is such a shame that there are no clothing-optional beaches near them. It would be great to stay at a resort and then go to sunbathe and swim au natural at a beach near-by.

Florida sunshine on all of your skin is a great mood booster. No sticky wet swimsuits for us! We always feel safe around fellow naturists, because no matter which clothing-optional beach we are on, it feels like one big family. We watch out for each other and we are super serious about protecting the environment! We participate in beach clean-ups and we like to inform others about the endangered species on our beaches so we can all work to protect them.

Thank you for your support of SB 1486!

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
ADDRESS
EMAIL ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER

SAMPLE EMAIL FOR NON-FLORIDIANS:
We love Florida! I am writing to you from freezing Warren, Ohio to urge you to support the passage of SB 1486 so that my family, friends and I can warm up on Floridas clothing-optional beaches without fear of being arrested. We also want to see more clothing-optional beaches down there because thats where we spend our vacations. It would be great to have them on Floridas Gulf Coast too. We are thinking of buying a vacation home there, which may be sooner than later if we could skinny dip on a beach close by.

Currently our favorite Florida naturist beach is Blind Creek Beach near Ft. Pierce and Hutchinson Island. Our skinny-dipping trips always include lodging, restaurant dining, shopping and entertainment near the beach.

I have been a skinny-dipper for XX years at Gunnison Beach in New Jersey and White Thorn Lodge, which is a resort just across the border from us in Pennsylvania. However, we like coming down to Florida in the winter. We love Floridas family nudist resorts too. It is such a shame that there are no clothing-optional beaches near Tampa where most of the nudist resorts are. It would be great to stay there and then go beach skinny-dipping close by.

Florida sunshine on all of your skin is a great mood booster. No sticky wet swimsuits for us! We always feel safe around fellow naturists, because no matter which clothing-optional beach we are on, it feels like one big family. We watch out for each other and we are super serious about protecting the environment! We participate in beach clean-ups and we like to inform others about the endangered species on our beaches so we can all work to protect them.

We hope to get down to Florida soon. It would be great if we could include more clothing-optional beaches to our itinerary. Please support SB 1486!

Thank you!
YOUR NAME
ADDRESS
EMAIL ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER

SEND YOUR EMAILS BEFORE MONDAY AT NOON TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE THAT IS HEARING THE BILL.

Watch for upcoming Senate and House Committees that will here these bills. Sign up for B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Action Alerts at the bottom of this page!


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