REC.NUDE FAQ--Clubs and Publications, Part II of III
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON REC.NUDE - PART II OF III
Curious to know if there's a beach, swimming hole, campground, club,
or resort near you where you can enjoy nature naturally?
Here's a list to help you get started...
1: National Organizations
* 1.1: The U.S.A.
+ 1.1.1: The AANR
+ 1.1.2: The Naturist Society
+ 1.1.3: The National Nudist Council
* 1.2: Canada
+ 1.2.1: Federation of Canadian Naturists
+ 1.2.2: Federation Quebecoise de Naturisme
* 1.3: Other Countries
+ 1.3.1: Central Council for British Naturism
+ 1.3.2: Australian Nudist Federation
+ 1.3.3: International Naturist Information Center
* 2.1: Guidebooks
* 2.2: Periodicals
* 2.3: Videos
1: NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
1.1: The U.S.A.
1.1.1: The AANR is the premier organization of American
nudist resorts and facilitates lobbying and education
efforts, while TNS serves as a publishing organization
emphasizing fair use of beaches and other public lands.
There are hundreds of local clubs, camps, and resorts too
numerous to list here.
The American Association for Nude Recreation(AANR)
1703 N. Main St., Suite E
Kissimee FL 34744-9988
(800) 879-6833 Membership Information
(407) 933-7577 FAX
1.1.2: The Naturist Society represents many of the "free
beachers" and grew out of that phase of the
nudist/naturist movement in America. The Naturist Action
Committee, in conjunction with TNS, works with officials
to increase public acceptance and opportunities for
The Naturist Society (TNS)
and the Naturist Action Committee (NAC)
PO Box 132
Oshkosh WI 54902
(414) 231-9977 FAX
1.1.3: The National Nudist Council of the Americas
P.O. Box 860
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Many Canadian clubs are AANR clubs. However, Canada has
two national movements (one English, one French) and is
the only country in the world to have two INF
(International Naturist Federation) member groups because
1.2.1: Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)
PO Box 186
Canada M9A 4X2
1.2.2: Federation Quebecoise de Naturisme
4545, av. Pierre-de-Coubertin
C.P. 1000 Succarsale "M"
Canada H1V 3R2
(514) 252-3014 (or 3000)
1.3: Other Countries
1.3.1: Central Council for British Naturism (CCBN)
30-32 Wycliffe Road
Northhampton NN1 5JF UK
Telephone (within UK): 01604 20361
(from abroad): +44 604 20361
FAX: 01604 230176
1.3.2: Australia: The Australian Nudist Federation
The Secretary, ANF,
P.O. Box 268,
There are many, many countries with national organizations. For
information on your country write to the:
1.3.3: International Naturist Information Center
PO Box 2082
2800 BE Gouda, Netherlands
* The North American Guide to Nude Recreation: A guide to all AANR
members camps, resorts and non-landed clubs. $24.95 ($16.95 for
AANR members) + $3 shipping from the AANR. Floridans add sales
tax. 200 pgs, 8 1/2 x 11, soft cover.
* World Guide to Nude Beaches & Resorts, by Lee Baxandall: A
Naturist Society publication covering the USA and 80 other
countries. $28.00 + $4 shipping in US (Outside US, by surface
mail, $5 or by air, $10) from TNS. Credit card orders can be
emailed to email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 414.231.9977. Phone orders:
* INF World Handbook - 1990 - 1991 Edition - 847 page guide
containing information on naturist sites, clubs, and beaches
around the world. $18.95 + $3 shipping from the AANR or TNS.
* NUDISK I,II&III- Computer Disk Listing of Naturist Areas of
Mac 3.5", IBM 3.5" and 5.25". Disk only $15.95.
121 Page Printout, $19.95. Both, only $29.95
Printouts for 1. Florida & Georgia; 2. South Carolina to New York;
3. East Tenn., N.C., S.C, VA, GA, only $7.95 ea. Printout for New
England, (81 pp) only $13.95. Post Paid (specify area when
See the review of NUDISK in Nude & Natural 11.3, p.4. Written from
a guest's-eye viewpoint, no punches pulled, by permanent nudists,
The N & N Nomads. Send $US to:
Camilla Van Sickle
PO Box 1418U
Sarasota, FL 34230
There are several hot springs guides that may be useful, as well as
guides for specific areas (California beaches, etc.).
* Canadian Guide to Naturist Resorts and Beaches
Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), see above, 1991, CAN
$9.95, 51 pages
+ Introduction to Naturism and its history in Canada
+ Listings for clubs, resorts, travel clubs, and 'free' beaches
organized by geographic region: Pacific, Prairie, Ontario,
+ In total, covers: 27 clubs or resorts; 8 travel clubs; 4 free
Some European guides (sorry no prices on some of them -- maybe someone
can fill me in and I will post it next go around?):
* L'Officiel du Littoral Nudiste - French beaches only. Tells you
where it is official, where it is tolerated, and where they impose
fines. Written in French, with maps and access instructions.
Editions Symbiose, 23, Rue Tronchet 75008 Paris.
* Guide 1993 du Tourisme de la Gironde - La Gironde is a region of
South West France by the Atlantic Coast. The guide is updated and
published annually. Mainstream French, official, local government
tourist brochure, with specific entries for naturist holidays.
Available FREE OF CHARGE from:
Maison du Tourisme de la Gironde,
21, Cours de l'Intendance,
Tel (33) 56-52-61-40
Fax (33) 56-81-09-99
* FKK Reisefuhrer - All over Europe. Beaches and inland. All in
German. Contains some very beautiful photography. Price: 19,80 DM.
ISBN 3-87261-061-9. Gloss & Co Verlagsgesellschaft, Postfach 50 03
44, D-2000 Hamburg 50, Germany.
* Naturist Guide to Europe, 2 vols, 8.50 pounds per vol. Contact:
Coast and Country Publications
3 Mayfield Avenue
Scarborough YO12 6DF UK
* Naturist Guide, Holiday Centres in France, Spain and Greece -
Published by La Vie au Soleil/Vivre Nu Magazine. In English and in
French; very good coverage of France, but probably most useful for
camping sites rather than holiday centres with only cottages.
Price 50 FRF. EDIBUL, BP 21, F-84570 Mormoiron, France. Tel
+33--90-61-93-04; Fax +33--90-62-88-33.
* Bare Facts, A Guide to Australia's Nude and Dress Optional Clubs,
Resorts and Beaches. Published by Australian Sun & Health. Good
descriptions of most clubs and resorts, with contact details.
Beaches well covered, with directions and most descriptions
accurate. Price A$10, US$12 (air), US$9 (sea).
* Guide to nude beaches in Poland is a Polish language listing of
nude beaches in Poland. It is available on a 3.5" or 5.25" IBM
disk for $2.00 from:
PO Box 63
For more information, contact Tomasz at
* The Bulletin: Published by the AANR for its members. A monthly
newspaper. Contains organizational business updates, club news,
and other topics of interest to members. Single copy price -
$2.75. Subscription available with AANR membership.
* Nude & Natural (formerly Clothed with the Sun): A quarterly
magazine, included in Naturist Society ($30 **) membership.
Provides information about the Naturist movement on a national
level. May be subscribed to separately for $25. Single copies $8 +
$3 shipping/handling per order.
** Memberships OUTSIDE US: $40 surface, or with air delivery, $50.
Subscriptions without membership, deduct $5. US funds only.
* UBFREE: Monthly Nudists Review. For more details, send SASE to:
UBFREE, PO Box 38031, Houston, TX 77238
* Naturally (formerly called The Event): Quarterly magazine,
$18/year. Naturally, PO Box 203-A, Pequannock, NJ 07440.
* Naturist Life International (NLI). A subscription is $20/year
(four issues). Personal articles, religious-bent (not necessarily
N. L. I., Inc.
Troy, VT 05868
* Hot Springs Gazette: A light-hearted travel guide for the hot
spring enthusiast. Covers mostly western US. Four quarterly
issues, $15 US. Hot Springs Gazette, 12 S. Benton G3, Helena MT
* Going Natural: Canada's National Naturist Magazine, A quarterly
report on naturist resorts, beaches, travel, events, and all
aspects of the naturist lifestyle. Subscription rate - $30.00
Canadian ($25.00 US). See address for FCN above.
* British Naturism: A quarterly journal of the British naturist
movement. Contains information on France, Spain, Holland, and
Africa, too. Sample copy, $5. Year, $12 by sea mail, $20 air mail.
CCBN, 30-32, Wycliffe Road, Northampton, NN1-5JF, UK.
* Australian Sun & Health: A glossy color magazine published
quarterly with lots of photos & information about the nude and
dress optional clubs, beaches & resorts in Australia and overseas.
Australian Sun & Health, P.O. Box 5601, Mail Centre, GOLD COAST
1993 Subscription Rates (Sea Mail, Econ Air Mail)
USA US $24, US $32
Canada Can $27, Can $36
United Kingdom UK #14, UK #18
New Zealand NZ $34, NZ $38
Personal Cheques accepted from the above countries. Note Sea Mail
can take up to 13 weeks for delivery.
2.3: VIDEOS Some info on some naturist videos (taken straight from an
ad in Nude & Natural):
* Going Skinny Dipping
The seventh documentary travels to the beautiful island of Bonaire
in the Netherlands Antilles. An update on Cap D'Agde. The Western
Naturist Gathering at Silver Valley and Lupin in CA. Fire walking,
the Theatre Group of Frank Moore, Hot Springs, and much more. The
first naturist camp in West Berlin. An update to Paradise Lakes,
FL. A nude cruise on the Ocean Spirit with nude casino, wedding at
sea, games, parties, and fun for all. $49.95 - 60 min.
* Natural Summer
Takes an in-depth look at the many aspects of clothing optional
recreation throughout the US. Miami's Palms Hotel, offers a nude
rooftop for sunbathing as well as topfree bathing by the pool and
their beach, and upon request, nude health spa. Cypress Cove, near
Disney World, Orlando, FL, one of the most popular and luxurious
nudist resorts in the US. The Ledges in Vermont, unique rock
formations- and majestic lake. Lake Travis, TX where the city of
Austin has accepted nude recreation at Hippy Hollow. Nude
Halloween Party, East Coast Gathering, packed with activities
including the Nudelywed Game, Gong Show, photography, body
painting, massage workshops, nude skydiving, art show and more.
$49.95 - 60 min.
* Companion Video to _Lee Baxandall's World Guide_ - $31.95.
NOTE: Above videos in American format only!
All prices in US dollars. Shipping & Handling in US, $3; to Canada, $8
Anywhere else, $12 US per order. To:
The Naturist Store
P.O. Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Other videos can be purchased from AANR, TNS, and others that
highlight nude resorts and beaches, as well as introduce the
nudist/naturist lifestyle. Several resorts have videos about their
facilities (Cypress Cove is one such resort). AANR and TNS both have
introductory videos. See above publications for advertisements.
The above information is far from comprehensive (but hopefully
correct)! I make no guarantees of quality or usefulness. I do not
represent any of the above organizations or companies and receive no
monetary reward for posting this information. Permission must be
requested before posting and copying.
Copyright @ 1992-1995 Michael O'Neal-Petterson.
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Relax and enjoy, naturally!