Tampa/ St. Pete

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    Jan 21, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    I am heading to Tampa at the end of February and wondering if there are any nude beaches or campgrounds nearby. I am attending a kayaking seminar and wondering whats close by.

    Thanks guyz.

    Oh any cool places to stay? Not into the big hotels, prefer smaller places
  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 21, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    You have to visit the Ybor district! Lots of restaurants and bars!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 21, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Honeymoon Island near Dunedin used to have a nude beach, until the "family values" crowd heard that some people somewhere were enjoying themselves, so thus began the angry crusade to stomp it out of existence. Same old story. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Honeymoon Island is still worth a visit -- it's considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    According to this story, the only nude beach in Florida is in North Miami:
    http://timfasano.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/06/honeymoon_islan.html

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    Jan 21, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    North end of Ft Desoto. It's not "legally" clothing optional, but it's not "illegal" unless you get caught...and even then all you'll likely get is a warning.
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    The only Legal 'nude' beach in the tampabay area is my backyard and pool!
  • a303guy

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    Jan 22, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidThe only Legal 'nude' beach in the tampabay area is my backyard and pool!


    hehe WIN
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    Feb 07, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, I cant wait to get there, snowing a little here today.
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    Feb 09, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    They used to have a place in St Pete called...ummm, let me think of the name,, oh suncoast resort that was kinda like you could probably walk around nude I think. Went one Sunday with a friend, was crazy.

    But now there's http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/sad-hotel-turns-into-gay-resort-the-flamingo-on-34th-street-s/1031879

    and what happened to suncoast?

    http://www.sptimes.com/2007/04/21/Southpinellas/Iconic_gay_resort_may.shtml
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 09, 2012 7:58 AM GMT
    Man pick a better place Tampa is hell on earth. You couldn't pay me to live there!!

    Go to Lauderdale. There is a beautiful nude beach there as well. Haulover Beach spell check me on that one, but that is the name. Nice big beach, beautiful water/sand.icon_idea.gif
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    Feb 09, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
    International Mall's a nice place. Also, check out Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park if you're into outdoor scenery. It's beautiful downtown, well riverside at least.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    TallJock saidThey used to have a place in St Pete called...ummm, let me think of the name,, oh suncoast resort that was kinda like you could probably walk around nude I think. Went one Sunday with a friend, was crazy.

    But now there's http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/sad-hotel-turns-into-gay-resort-the-flamingo-on-34th-street-s/1031879

    and what happened to suncoast?

    http://www.sptimes.com/2007/04/21/Southpinellas/Iconic_gay_resort_may.shtml


    Yeah, I heard it closed a few years ago and I understand it was demoed?? Any help from TPAers?
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    First of all.. tampa sucks! That I will attest to.
    secondly ST PETE is definitely different. The resort called the suncoast closed years ago to make room for a home Depot that never got built.
    However a new one opened two years after the closure about a half mile away

    The Flamingo Resort

    http://www.flamingofla.com/
  • hebrewman

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    Feb 09, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidThe only Legal 'nude' beach in the tampabay area is my backyard and pool!


    hey mark, next time i have a tampa layover, can i use your legal beach? hotel we stay at is in the 'westshore' area right across from the high school.
    aaron
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    hebrewman said
    TropicalMark saidThe only Legal 'nude' beach in the tampabay area is my backyard and pool!


    hey mark, next time i have a tampa layover, can i use your legal beach? hotel we stay at is in the 'westshore' area right across from the high school.
    aaron
    why surely.. "westshore" is a long way from me though.. Im way down on the bottom end of st pete (like right behind the resort LOL)
  • hebrewman

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    Feb 10, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    hebrewman said
    TropicalMark saidThe only Legal 'nude' beach in the tampabay area is my backyard and pool!


    hey mark, next time i have a tampa layover, can i use your legal beach? hotel we stay at is in the 'westshore' area right across from the high school.
    aaron
    why surely.. "westshore" is a long way from me though.. Im way down on the bottom end of st pete (like right behind the resort LOL)


    i'll buy dinner and or lunch. i'll make it worth your time and effort.icon_cool.gif