Blind Creek Beach is officially the county’s first clothing-optional beach.
In a 4-1 vote Tuesday [2 June, 2020], the County Commission officially designated 36 acres of beach — within the 408-acre park — clothing optional.
“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,”Kelly Spirito
The park is on both sides of south State Road A1A between Frederick Douglass Beach park and the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant.
“It’s a milestone,” said Nelson Jones, president of Treasure Coast Naturist, a group whose members have been using the beach as a clothing-optional venue for more than 20 years
The county’s action has no impact on how the public uses the beach, officials said. Like other St. Lucie County beaches, it has reopened after a coronavirus closing, and visitors are asked to follow social-distancing guidelines and nude-beach etiquette: no staring or taking anyone’s photo without permission.
The naturist group has been placing signs alerting the public they are moving into clothing-optional section of the beach.
Tuesday’s action means the county now is responsible for installing and maintaining signs notifying the public of the nude beach, and for paying for restrooms. The beach now is eligible to have lifeguards.
The property is owned by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and managed by St. Lucie County.
Original publication 3 June, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 21st June 2020
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