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Re: NC beaches #4716
04/20/2011 10:44 AM
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Since Whispering Pines was purchased a couple of years ago, many improvements have been made. While it is still not a deluxe resort, it is comparable to most other "textile" campgrounds. The people are extremely friendly and welcome guests. There are activities of some kind just about every weekend.You can bring your own rv or tent or there are a few rental units. Or if you're staying in the area you can pay day fees for a relaxing day by the pool and not have to worry about covering up when people approach or law enforcement officers issuing you a citation. www.whisperingpinesnudistresort.com

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Bird Island is not an option; nudity is no longer allowed and you will be ticketed. Whispering Pines in Ocean Isle, NC is the only nudist resort in the area. It is under new ownership and is "still a dump". It is very expensive for what they offer. Save your money and visit Caliente!

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wow... gotta be some sort of record here...
This thread was started 05/25/06, almost 5 years ago!


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Re: NC beaches [Re: peconic] #4718
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You're right. I asked this question five years ago. Unfortunately, not much has changed in North Carolina. Life is tough all around. Thank goodness for Club O, Cypress Cove, Gunnison Beach, Juniper Woods, etc.

Re: NC beaches [Re: tahrheel] #4719
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Just a quick comment about the post on 6/2010 about "Bare" Island. It's actually BEAR island and is a state park. The reason it is called Bear island is obvious. The area on the mainland is called Bear Creek, Get it? We have some bears around, but not as many as there used to be. I wouldn't suggest trying to go topless or nude there since there are several wildlife agents on the Island most of the time.

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Yeah, check out Whispering Pines in Ocean Isle. It's become a really good resort with lot's of nice people.

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I've heard good things about whispering pines and paradise valley from folks at cypress cove.

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I've heard good things about whispering pines and paradise valley from folks at cypress cove.


Whispering Pines and Paradise Valley are worlds apart when it comes to accommodations.

WP is quite rustic. Folks bring campers and there are camp sites and a few somewhat old trailers you can rent. PV has many very nice condos you can rent.

At WP there is one fairly small pool and you must be nude to be in or even around it. If you got too much sun and would prefer to keep a t-shirt on or have a reluctant spouse/guest who wishes to remain partly clothed, you'll be asked to leave.

PV has several pools to choose from and they are all clothing optional.

Depends on what you're looking for.

Re: NC beaches [Re: sand] #4723
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OK, this must be a record. This thread was begun almost 7 years ago!!!

If we could only generate this level of interest to support a nude beach here!

Re: NC beaches [Re: RichnSandyNC] #4724
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Well, thank goodness for legislators focused on truly important issues of the day like Rayne Brown and Tim Moffit who are going to put a stop to those female sociopaths at Topsail who would dare to expose their breasts on the beach - 'course it is the sociopaths of Asheville who needed to be exposed - I mean stopped. Reading House Bill 34 makes me ashamed that I had not realized before now just how dangerous this showing of breasts had become in North Carolina.

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The problem with bird island is that there are birders (people who go to see the birds) and they are offended by nudists. So my suggestion is to look for a legal nude beach.

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The problem with bird island is that there are birders (people who go to see the birds) and they are offended by nudists. So my suggestion is to look for a legal nude beach.


With the exception of Haulover, there is not another nude public beach where one can shed clothes legally in the US...is there?

I'm talking about legally nude by the law, not the pie in the sky wishful thinking of "don't worry we have an agreement with law enforcement stuff". That kind of bad information can get folks in trouble.

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Actually, there are some other officially nude beaches in the US. Here's the ones I could find:

Rooster Rock State Park in Oregon, which claims to be the first official nude beach in the US. I think there is one other in Oregon.

Hippie Hollow near Austin, Texas. Amazing that this has survived in such an extreme red state.

Mazo Beach in Wisconsin. This one is endangered.

These are ones that are officially sanctioned. Yes, there are a few other places where there is an (often unwritten) agreement and you do take a risk, though I would suggest that there is safety in numbers.

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That is an incorrect, derisive, biased, statement of nudism based strictly on which representative was elected. Our tolerance should extend to personal political choice also. Politics do not determine the existence of nude recreation locations. That's why The AANR has a Camp Locator instead of a red and blue political map. Certainly we are publicly tolerant of a persons race, their choice of religion and national origin.

The Politics of New York State tend to be more liberal than in most of the United States, in recent decades a solid majority of Democratic voters, concentrated in New York City and some of its suburbs, and in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany have retained control. Yet the Beach at Fire Island has lost its Clothing Optional status.

This is an excerpt from an AANR study conducted a few years back:

Two years ago, A.A.N.R. paid the marketing firm Claritas Inc. to analyze the membership of the 72-year-old group. Claritas found that the cluster most likely to renew A.A.N.R. membership is a group it labels "God's Country"--primarily executives from the exurbs who tend to be Republican. Their key issues are tax reform and terrorism; they like Golf Magazine and GMC Safari vans. And most have kids at home.

Basically nudists, naturists and skinny dippers come from all walks of life and we are as diverse as the great country in which we live. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/usflag.gif" alt="" />

Re: NC beaches [Re: bugambilias] #4729
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"Politics do not determine the existence of nude recreation locations." You've got to be kidding! A primary function of AANR is lobbying and government relations. Politics absolutely determines where nudity will be legal and where it will not.

It was not the politicians of New York State who revoked the clothing optional status of Fire Island, it was the federal government (national park service).

We are tolerant. We are diverse. We are not the problem. The fact that there are some of "God's Country" (I can't believe they used that term) in AANR does not imply anything about the majority of conservatives. You'll find lots of commentary online about America being more prudish than European countries and it will be usually couched as conservative Americans vs liberal Europeans. Anyone who does not realize that the majority of conservatives would shut down every nude beach in the country is naive. Every year legislation is proposed in Florida to ban all nude beaches. Want to guess what party the proposers belong to? Hint: they didn't vote for Obama. A republican in North Carolina has proposed a bill that makes it a felony to expose a nipple. AANR is in a constant battle and it's pretty clear who the problem is. So, don't tell me red vs. blue doesn't matter.

Re: NC beaches [Re: chazo] #4730
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Actually, there are some other officially nude beaches in the US. Here's the ones I could find:



Hippie Hollow near Austin, Texas. Amazing that this has survived in such an extreme red state.



For the record, the greater Austin area, where Hippie Hollow is on Lake Travis, is extremely BLUE in a extremely RED state

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And also for the record, Gunnison Beach in NJ (East Coast) IS officially sanctioned clothing optional and there are signs posted to that effect. Thousands are there on summer weekends! The rangers and volunteers who worked hard to open the park this year pos-Sandy deserve nothing but praise!


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What?????? National Park service did that? Who is in charge bud? Prez, Senators from that state -NOT CONSERVATIVES.

I KNOW A TON OF CONSERVATIVES IN AANR ----- I'M AMAZED AT HOW ALL THE LIBERALS ARE LETTING A TON OF OUR FREEDOMS DISAPPEAR DAY BY DAY THE LAST FEW YEARS.

AANR AINT ANY PARTIES GROUP - IT IS THEMEMBERS.

WAKE UP LIBERALS AND GET Y O U R GOVT OFF OUR BACK.

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New Jersey??? ---- Come on ---- Wake Up America.........who really stands for freedom

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Anyone who does not realize that the majority of conservatives would shut down every nude beach in the country is naive. Every year legislation is proposed in Florida to ban all nude beaches. Want to guess what party the proposers belong to? Hint: they didn't vote for Obama.


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PLEASE, people, this is not a venue to discuss political matters. Plenty of other venues to do that.


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We were at Playalinda Beach at the Canaveral National Seashore at Titusville, Florida last month. Used the north end of the beach nude with about 200 others on Memorial Day weekend. Almost everyone was nude. The park rangers road by on their quadrunner a few times without problems.

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Whispering Pines is a great place to visit. The grounds are amazing and beautiful. Friendly people and great owners. The best part is the friendly people. Great place!

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We were at Playalinda Beach at the Canaveral National Seashore at Titusville, Florida last month. Used the north end of the beach nude with about 200 others on Memorial Day weekend. Almost everyone was nude. The park rangers road by on their quadrunner a few times without problems.


You are at the mercy of the ranger(s) on duty at any given time. If the personel (rangers) change, which happens quite often at federal parks and property, YOU could be given a citation or arrested for being nude. That's a fact that I experienced at Canaveral National Seashore. SO BEWARE!
YOU ROLL THE DICE AND TAKES YOU CHANCES ANYWHERE THAT NUDITY IS NOT ALLOWED BY LAW.

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Have there been any citations issued this summer? We will be visiting the area after Labor Day for the first time. Is one more or less likely to have a problem with rangers at Apollo or Playalinda?

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Have there been any citations issued this summer? We will be visiting the area after Labor Day for the first time. Is one more or less likely to have a problem with rangers at Apollo or Playalinda?


I don't know if citations were issued this summer or last summer or the summmer before that. It's a guessing game. No one can say positively that you will or will not have a problem. If nudity is against the law and you are nude, you are breaking the law. It's really that simple.

It's like speeding in your car past the posted speed limit. Sometimes we can get away with it, but sometimes we get a ticket. It's all fun and games until an intolerant cop is having a bad day. That's the best analogy that I can think of.

Becareful what you read on the internet. I was on the AANR site and found the Canaveral area designated as nude friendly and tolerant. I took this to mean that I would not have a problem. I was wrong. We were warned by a ranger that nudity was not allowed or tolerated while he was on duty...and he wasn't very nice about it. That was before we attempted to disrobe.

After the experience I contacted the AANR. I told them what and who we encountered. They acknowledged that, yes, they knew of this ranger and he was a problem.
But! They did not post of any problems of this area on their website, before or after the incident. WHY?!?! A simple disclaimer of being nude at these places is at your own risk should be present on all websites with an nude agenda to protect the unsuspecting.

This incident was a few years ago, but the bad experience has been burned into my memory banks.

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