Strip Down to Basics at These Nudist Resorts in California

Written By: Ashlee Polarek Best Nude Resorts and Pools in California

For some, the idea of strutting around the pool or playing tennis in nothing but your birthday suit is mortifying, and for others, it’s the most freeing and energizing experience ever. Stripping down and letting the sun wash over your bare skin is an eye-opening adventure. Whether you’re a longtime nudist or naturist or if you’re curious about the nude life, we’ve come up with 12 of the best resorts and pools across California for going au naturale.


1 | De Anza Springs Best Nude Resorts and Pools in California


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This family-friendly resort offers tons of great activities to explore across over 500 acres. Pick up a day pass for a visit or stay for a while in the resort accommodations. Take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools and hot tubs, and let your inner child out in the game room, explore the trailheads that lead into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or work out in the weight room. If doing things with others is more your speed, join the community events happening on the property like bingo, air-gun practice, water volleyball, trivia nights, karaoke, happy hour and afternoon tea. Guests of the resort loved it so much that many have moved there permanently—there are 122 permanent residents like Judith and her husband who quit life and moved there years ago. “When you come here, it’s like family,” she said. The resort is ‘clothing optional,’ so strip down to your comfort level. However, the pool and spa area are for nude-use only.

Native Knowledge: Stay tuned to the events calendar at De Anza Springs. They host music festivals like ‘Nudestock’, parties on holiday weekends, and charity events to help people in need in the community.

De Anza Springs
1951 Carrizo Gorge Rd
Jacumba, CA 91934

2 | Tortuga Del Sol Best Nude Resorts and Pools in California


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The premier gay men’s clothing-optional resort located in Palm Springs has been awarded a “Four Palms Award” by Out and About Travel. Southwestern decor meets lush landscaping to create a tranquil desert escape. Guests have the option to stay in studios and suites with fully equipped and stocked kitchenettes or kitchens with an adult or mainstream DVD collection. Enjoy an outdoor shower, firepit and pool table all on the resort property. The heated pool and outdoor jacuzzi are the perfect way to spend the day or evening in the desert. Tortuga Del Sol offers guests a safe space to be free and meet new people.

Tortuga Del Sol
715 E San Lorenzo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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3 | Desert Sun Resort Best Nude Resorts and Pools in California


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Desert Sun Resort is a Mediterranean-style, adults-only nudist resort located a mile away from Palm Springs. For over 25 years, nudists and naturists have been going to Desert Sun Resort to spend time relaxing au naturale. The resort was built on the same site as the famed 1943 clothing-optional Normandy Hotel built by actor Errol Flynn. Guests can enjoy three year-round heated pools, two whirlpool hot tubs, a full spa, tennis courts and a restaurant. Resort guests choose between staying in the hotel, the ‘courtyard’ inspired by 1950s Palm Springs, one bedroom villas with private balconies or patios, or the one to two bedroom condos. Day passes are available for the resort but they are offered to couples only.

Desert Sun Resort
1533 N Chaparral Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
800.960.4SUN (4786)

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4 | Freedom Acres Resort


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Seated on 40 acres of land, Freedom Acres Resort is both a lifestyle-friendly, clothing-optional facility. The resort features two heated pools and hot tubs and two BYOB bars. Membership to the club is required to attend any parties or events. While on property, guests can stay in RVs, tents, cabins and yurts! Unwind in the sauna or steam room, or get active on the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. DJs help keep the night moving on Saturdays and Sundays. Monthly foam parties take place on the last Saturday of the month.

Freedom Acres Resort
1924 Glen Helen Rd
San Bernardino, CA 92407

5 | Glen Eden Resort


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If you’re looking for a family-friendly, clothing-optional resort that offers a great transition into the nudist/naturist lifestyle, then Glen Eden is for you. All members are screened upon their first visit at this resort to help ensure safety and security for guests and members. Indoor and outdoor pools, a dog park and a family center keep an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere alive. For the curious and studious, check out the Western Nudist Research Library and the bookstore located on the property. For a spiritual moment, head to the chapel on site. Glen Eden is truly a beautiful family resort experience.

Native Knowledge: Stop by the two art studios on the property for clay, painting, drawing and needlework classes!

Glen Eden Resort
25999 Glen Eden Rd
Temescal Valley, CA 92883


6 | Living Waters Spa


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Living Waters Spa offers guests the opportunity to dive into two natural mineral water hot spring pools in a positive clothing-optional setting. This resort is spa first, so the massages here are first class and affordable. Day passes are available for guests but they are limited. Rooms at Living Waters Spa are furnished with custom king-size mattresses and most have kitchens. Join other guests at resort hosted workshops aimed at strengthening your relationship with your partner.  Events include a couples massage workshop and a PACE Palette—Social Styles assessment workshop.

Living Waters Spa
13340 Mountain View Rd
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

7 | Olive Dell Ranch


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Located in Colton California, Olive Dell Ranch is a family-friendly nudist resort close to Los Angeles sure to make even your most conservative friends go nude. Book a rental cabin, hook up your RV or grab your tent for a weekend of camping. Get some all-over coverage while you enjoy the tennis courts, swimming pool and sauna. Olive Dell Ranch offers a wide array of activities for guests including bingo, book exchanges, cornhole, dances, movie nights and monthly birthday cakes!

Native Knowledge: Stay tuned for their ‘Young Naturists’ weekend in July for guests 35 and under. It’s a weekend filled with music, giant beer pong, yoga, hiking and more!

Olive Dell Ranch
26520 Keissel Rd
Reche Canyon, Colton CA 92324

8 | Sea Mountain Ranch

Sea Mountain Ranch is an adults-only nudist and lifestyle-friendly resort with a 24-hour heated, mineral spring pools and hot tubs. Enjoy complimentary snacks and coke beverages during your stay and lingerie dances every night of the year. Guests come to Sea Mountain Ranch for a sexy and exciting experience, great for both singles and couples. Check into the new guest rooms where mineral water flows from the sinks and showers, and French doors open to pool views in some rooms.

Sea Mountain Ranch
66540 San Marcus Rd
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

9 | Laguna del Sol


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Stretching across 250 acres of land near Sacramento is Laguna del Sol. Since its opening in 1961, people have been flocking to this resort for its top-notch facilities and green landscape. This family-friendly resort features a 25-acre lake, “Lake Archie,” where guests enjoy a running trail, paddle boats and rope swing for free! Enjoy a meal at the Lakeside Inn for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The resort hosts many events throughout the year including “Rockets and Sprockets,” a car and motorcycle show weekend.

Laguna del Sol
8683 Rawhide Ln
Wilton, CA 95693


10 | Wilbur Hot Springs


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Wilbur Hot Springs is a beautiful, inclusive, off-grid, solar-powered resort for all people. The hot springs are the only clothing-optional area of the resort; clothing is required everywhere else. Take some time to observe the wild ponies that live on the property at Wilbur Hot Springs, enjoy the nature preserve lush with flowers, trees and a large assortment of beautiful birds. Special events include tai chi, yoga and meditation.

Native Knowledge: Wilbur Hot Springs was established in 1865 by Ezekial Wilbur. Later, it became a post office before J.W. Cuthbert built the hand-poured concrete hotel, one of the first of its kind in California.

Wilbur Hot Springs
3375 Wilbur Springs Rd
Wilbur Springs, CA 95987


11 | Sequoians Nude Recreation


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This co-opted nudist social club is for families, singles and couples. Amenities include a heated pool and hot tub, co-ed showers, nude or clothed hiking trails, lawn games, children’s area and a patio firepit. Join other guests during Saturday Night Potlucks, and Sunday morning potlucks if you’ve stayed the night. Or grab your favorite book and head out for some alone time. The tree-dotted property is green and lush with life, a sweet and relaxing escape from city life.

Sequoians Nude Recreation
10200 Cull Canyon Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94552


12 | Wi Spa


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If stripping down to your birthday suit seems a little daunting, may we suggest a Korean Spa like Wi Spa in Los Angeles? Here, guests are separated by gender into two separate bathhouse areas where you can soak, steam and relax to your heart’s delight. Strip down and step into a ridiculously hot spa or opt for a body scrub or massage. Cool down in an ice bath or zen out in a salt or clay sauna. If you’ve never stripped down in front of strangers before, this might be your perfect stepping stone!

Wi Spa
2700 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

About The Author

Ashlee is a freelance writer with a focus on travel, lifestyle and food. After obtaining her degree in Journalism she took the world by storm teaching in South Korea and giving motivation speeches across the United States. She can often be found on road-trips, plane rides and cooking up her favorite meal from her most recent travels. The anti-homebody loves a good hike, good book and a day spent with friends.

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