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"Pretty cool, Mom!"

Black's Beach packs a wallop: dramatic vistas, brightly colored gliders, a steep yet manageable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hope F
These is the Precise area of Freedom.

People of all ages it's clothing optional on the North end of this beach area. They have a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean A
Orlando, Florida
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black's Beach packs a wallop: dramatic vistas, brightly colored gliders, a steep yet manageable hike down to a secluded beach and even some naked bathers. The homes perched on the edges of the cliffs sport some impressive architecture as well. Even the most jaded teen...More

Thank Hope F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People of all ages it's clothing optional on the North end of this beach area. They have a volleyball court set up for nude playing. The waves hitting the rocks in this area is pure GREATNESS. I could watch the waves for ever.

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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Its a climb down to and back up from the beach, and sometimes parking is tough, but its a nice beach. Less crowded than La Jolla Shores to the south. On a low-tide day you can walk between the two (meaning no cliff climbing if...More

3  Thank Joel B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Start at the glider port. Enjoy the scene. Hike down to the beach (not for those afraid of heights or in bad shape). A beautiful, isolated beach full of nude bodies. Wonderful cliffs at sunset.

2  Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach as it really removes you from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is going to be tough one to get to if you aren’t in some sort of decent condition to do a 10 minute hike down (which...More

6  Thank Jason S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

(WARNING: Dont go if nudity offends you. This is a clothing optional beach). The hike down from gliderport offers great views. The beach is beautiful and the pacific waters are cold. It also generally sparsely populated as its a little hard to get to. Unless...More

5  Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's a pretty cool walk down to the beach. It's not for everybody. If you are out of shape or elderly, this may not be for you or expect to take maybe 30mins-1 hour getting back up? It's a very steep climb. It's fun to...More

6  Thank Cody T
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Whether surfing, going for a beach walk or a hike, blacks has it all. The beach has a clothing optional section as well.

3  Thank craigsd619
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Black's Beach is famous for being "clothing optional"....and if this is your thing one can go there and work for that "non tan line" bronzed look. But be aware that not all who go "clothing optional" should so so! This means that there are more...More

3  Thank Garey C
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I've read the reviews about this beach. The experience exceeded my expectations. The water was at a record warm temp. The beach was clean and the view was incredible. I found a nice mixture of men, women and even a few kids. I was surprised...More

8  Thank weareborg999
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November 26, 2018|
Response from Nancyuen | Reviewed this property |
Black's Beach is visited throughout the year, and is a popular destination for families, couples, and singles. Being a single man, however, you might want to make a date to bring someone else with you so you don't get... More
June 24, 2018|
Response from Tom K |
No hotels on this beach.
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June 20, 2018|
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Response from francescogQ8380UL | Reviewed this property |
Given that most beaches are clothed you would have plenty of other choices to stay clothed.
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