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Senate Protects Nudity Rights on Florida Nude Beaches

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Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, wants to make sure people who visit nude beaches in Florida aren’t arrested and charged for public nudity.

His bill (SB 850) expressly permits being “naked in public … including, but not limited to, clothing-optional beaches.”

This law also protects public breastfeeding.

Senator Pizzo addressed the state’s Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee and explained how nude tourism holds billions of dollars in potential revenue for the economy.

Florida’s nude resort industry already draws in more than 2.2 million tourists a year.  Nude beaches alone generate as much as $7 billion.

Haulover Beach is the No. 2 nude beach in the world.  It produces more than $980,000 in parking fees every year for Miami, attracting up to  7,000 tourists a day.

Senator Pizzo has heard from some, who were arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct.   Their crime?  Being nude at a nude beach.

Florida’s east coast is home to many clothing optional places including Apollo Beach near New Smyrna, Playalinda Beach near the Cape Canaveral Seashore, and along some Panhandle beaches west of Panama City.

Senator Pizzo presented the bill to two committees without opposition from lawmakers or citizens.

It is one committee away from the Senate floor. There is no House companion.

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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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