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Where's the beach??? That and similar questions regarding nude beaches, resorts or hot springs are best answered by checking out the following sources.



Cover World Guide The most comprehensive guide to nude beaches and recreation is Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts available from Amazon.com.  Just click on the cover illustration or title to order at a good price. Other useful guides are listed further down the page. If Dr. Leisure has a question about a nude beach this is where he starts to look for the answer.
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Cover Canadian Nude Beaches  Another source for information on nude beaches in Canada is the Clothing Optional Beaches in Canada page of the Federation of Canadian Naturists web site. Click the highlighted page to link to that site. The Federation also publishes a guide The Canadian Guide to Naturist Resorts & Beaches by Paul Ritchi, David Basford, Stephane Deschenes, and Paul Rapoport. Click on the title or the cover picture to order this book from Amazon.com. It's 98 spiral bound pages make it the most comprehensive listing for Canada. The 1998 edition will no doubt be a collectors item. As new updated editions become available Dr. Leisure will keep you posted.

California's Nude Beaches

If you are interested in nude beaches in California the best source is the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Every June they publish the most complete listing that Dr. Leisure is aware. They also publish this on the internet at www.sfbayguardian.com/Nude/. Check them out. In 1999 their 25th annual guide identified 185 nude beaches in California. The guide to Nude Beaches '99 was prepared by Gary Hanauer. Gary's guide, probably more than any other publication, clearly documents the growing popularity of nude recreation.
 

 New Guide Available

   Available now is the twentieth edition of the North American Guide to Nude Recreation; The Most Comprehensive Listing of Nude Recreation Resorts and Clubs.  Order today from Amazon.com (click the title) and receive your copy soon. This guide is published by the American Association of Nude Recreation, the preeminent nudist association in the United States. The Guide lists and characterizes the clubs associated with the Association. A must have for the serious or potentially serious nudist.

Earlier Guides Still Available

Cover North American Guide   In 1998 the American Association of Nude Recreation released its 19th edition of the North American Guide to Nude Recreation. Its format is very different than the previous edition. Format is very similar to an RV Parks guide. Parks and resorts are presented by state. Each resort is featured on a page or two with detailed maps on how to find the facility. The amenities of the particular park are presented in easy to read charts and listings. The emphasis is clearly on presenting a comprehensive overview of the facilities and amenities of AANR's membership. A most impressive group from Dr. Leisure's perspective. To buy the guide from Amazon.com hit this link

Cover Guide Copies of the 18th edition of the guide are still available from Amazon.com at last report. That guide is on the order of a coffee table picture book of the nudist phenomenon. Hundreds of high gloss quality photographs illustrate the nudist life style. Information on the clubs and affiliates of AANR are also included. Hit this link to Amazon.com to purchase the 18th edition of the AANR guide (lots of photos).
 
 

GAY MAN LOOKING FOR NUDE RECREATION?   Dr. Leisure has just become aware of the book Naked Places,  Guide for Gay Men to Nude Recreation and Travel by Michael Boyd. Available from Amazon.com for $18.95 it appears to be just the ticket for the gay man. There are 375 listings for nude beaches, hot springs, and other natural areas across the globe popular with gay men. Some 250 resorts are profiled. Check it out by clicking on the title. Dr. Leisure has personally reviewed this book and found that with regard to Michaels observation of nude beaches they are consistent with those of Dr. Leisure. Keep up the good effort Michael.
 

SOME HOT SPRINGS GUIDES:  These are some of the guides Dr. Leisure recommends. Clearly hot springs are best enjoyed nude!  All these titles are available from Amazon.com. Click on the title or cover illustration to order direct from Amazon.com.

Hot Springs Cover  A personal favorite with Dr. Leisure. Used exclusively when Dr. Leisure is motoring around the mainland.
Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Northwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young   $18.95 or less from Amazon.com click on the title or cover illustration.

Hot Springs Cover The companion to the Northwest.  Dr. Leisure suggests having the set!
Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young    $18.95  from Amazon. com, click on the title or cover illustration.

Hot Springs CoverGreat Hot Springs of the West: Arizona California Colorado Montana Idaho Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming by Bill Kaysing and Ruth Kaysing  $16.95 or less from Amazon.com. Click on the title or the cover illustration to order.
 

 RECREATIONAL NUDITY AND THE LAW
Cover Recreational Nudity and the Law If you are interested in the legal aspects of nude beaches or nudism, the book to check out is Gordon Gill's Recreational Nudity and the Law. It contains 101 abstracts of cases dealing with recreational nudity over the years. Click the title to order from Amazon.com.

Cover Dr Leisure Vol II  If you are interested in what happens at a nude beach, hot spring or nude resort you may want to check out Dr. Leisure latest.: The Mostly True Life Adventures of Dr. Leisure - Volume II.
 
 

Check out Dr Leisure's International Page for information on nude beaches in Germany, England, Greek Islands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Norway, New Zealand, French West Indies, and Russia.
 

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