If you don't know what it feels like to slide through silky waters unimpeded by a bathing suit, or to lay in a forest with your entire body washed in intense sunlight, you have not fully experienced what it is to be a free human being.
We accept each other for who and what we are, judging what's on the inside, not the outside. The fundamental right to be yourself is a given, and this fosters mutual respect among everyone.
Naturists are not opposed to wearing clothes for practical reasons. If the weather turns bad, we don't like being cold any more than anyone else. We don't recommend getting around a deep fryer without some form of protection either.
So, naturists we are.
False perceptions of us abound among the public. "What goes on in those nudist camps anyway?"
We are not a sex club, we are not a "colony", and we are not perverts. We are families, couples, and individuals who refuse to subscribe to an inhibiting, hypocritical convention which says that we should be ashamed of ourselves for no good reason. We may be your doctor, your hairdresser, your student, or your next-door neighbor, and you might never know..
Bay Bares is a refuge where anyone with the right attitude can experience a little of that which has been taken from all of us since we were children....the right to freely be ourselves.
Of course, the main idea is to have fun! We organize activities year-round for clothes-free fun in the sun, and welcome visitors who either know or want to find out just how much better life can be when you don't have to worry about how you're dressed! So please take a walk around our web site, we've spent a lot of time trying to make sure it's both fun and informative. Perhaps by the time you're through, you'll decide it's time to..........
dare to be bare!
Bay Bares is a group of folks who get together regularly for the pleasure of each other's company - the kind of fun that can only happen when like-minded people are around one another. We cherish our time in the sun and the beautiful park we have built together. We are families, couples, and single people who have re-learned what a joy it is to relax and play without the restrictions imposed by a clothing-obsessed society.
Bay Bares Park is not a business establishment. We are a private club and a Florida not-for-profit corporation, which could also be described as a co-op.
The park is managed by an elected board of directors and elections are held annually. All members are part owners of the park, and everyone is encouraged to participate in it's upkeep and development.
Our club was founded in 1991, and our park subsequently constructed by our members for the purpose of practicing naturism. Naturism was defined by the International Naturist Federation in 1974 as follows:
"Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others, and respect for the environment".
Membership Information I. General In order to apply for membership with Bay Bares Nudist Park, you must visit the club and pay grounds fees at least three times within 90 days. Normal non-member visiting hours are 9 AM through 5 PM on Monday - Sunday unless approved otherwise. Special events and holidays will be exempt from established visiting hours. Prior arrangements must be made in advance for overnight camping for non-members. You must apply to our membership committee to become a member. To become a member you must be 18 years of age or older. Exceptions are married couples where one is 18 or older. A picture I.D. will need to be presented when requested. You may not bring any one under the age of 18 to the camp unless that person is a dependent child. In order to bring a minor, other than your own, under the age of 18 with you to the camp, you must have a notarized letter from their parent(s) authorizing them to visit "Bay Bares Nudist Park." That letter will be kept on file with the secretary. Children are not allowed in the clubhouse or common area past 10 PM.
II. Membership Fees.
Membership fees are $400.00 per year. Bay Bares Nudist Park is a member owned non-profit park. All fees are used for park expenses, maintenance, and improvements to park property. Membership includes unlimited visits to the park grounds for members and accompanied children. Singles are encouraged to bring a friend or companion. Memberships run for one year from the beginning of the month in which you apply for membership and pay the membership fees. To move a camper on site you must have permission from at least three board members. You must have applied for membership in order to move a camper on site. In the event your membership is denied, you will be required to remove or sell (to an approved current member) your camper from the park grounds within 10 days unless prior arrangements are made with the President of Bay Bares Nudist Park. All camper sites are on a first come basis. Camper site fees are $50.00 per month or you may pay $500.00 for one year in advance (this gives you 2-month discount). You will be required to make a $100.00 electrical deposit and pay monthly electrical usage (with a minimum electrical charge of $15.00 each month). Camper sites must be kept free of debris and maintained by the renter. No permanent residency is allowed.