"Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don't have clothes on. And it's not a pick-up scene," said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM

Nude beach flap in St. Lucie County after deputy ordered family with 5-year-old to leave

Whenever the discussion turns to nudism — ahem — I recall an episode of the old “Bob Newhart Show” where Bob is to give a lecture at what turns out to be a nudist camp. The director — buck naked — is seated behind a desk in a big leather chair.

Bob asks: “Don’t you stick to your chair?”

And speaking of sticky situations involving nudists (sorry!):

"Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don't have clothes on. And it's not a pick-up scene," said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM
“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,” said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.

Last week, our newsroom got an interesting email from Kai Luckan of Tampa. He, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were visiting St. Lucie County and decided to spend New Year’s Day at Blind Creek Beach.

Which, if you didn’t know, is a nude beach.

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Well, not officially; the county has never formally designated Blind Creek Beach as a “clothing optional” beach and there are no county signs identifying it as such. Visitors and folks from the Treasure Coast Naturists have used the beach sans “textiles” since 2014.

They tout its “family-friendly” atmosphere. Which is to say, sometimes there are nude kids on the beach, along with their parents. It’s never been a big deal.

It turned into one New Year’s Day when Luckan said his family was approached by a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy who said he’d gotten a complaint about Luckan’s daughter — and the family had to leave.

“He said it was an adult-only beach,” said Luckan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TCPalm

Original publication Jan 12, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2019

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