Along the coast of California are many beautiful beaches. Nudity is allowed or tolerated on some, but not enough in my humble opinion. My wife and I planned a Saturday getaway sans kids last weekend. Bates Beach has a history of nude sunbathing however in recent years it has become illegal. There is a great group of people known as Friends of Bates Beach that are trying to reverse this policy. We joined them for a peaceful day in the sun. It was awesome. The water was great, lots of sun, and no problems. We’ll definitely be going back.