Featured Club

Florida Running Bares

It started with four friends, nude, in the Fall of 2011 talking about going places and doing things au natural.  We said, “There must be lots of other couples who think like we do”.  Couples who want to associate with other nudists at house parties, picnics and travel to resorts together.  A few weeks later the idea would not let go, and we decided that we should form our own non-landed nudist club for couples who want to enjoy the freedom of nudity the way we do.  A few phone calls spread the idea around, and on October 8, 2011 a small group met and formed the Florida Running Bares.  The name comes from a club formerly attended by our co-founder Joel.  It has caused some confusion as people sometimes think that we are a “running” club.  So, that became a top question and answer on our FAQ list.

Is FRB a "running" club?

I'm glad you asked!  No, Florida Running Bares’ name comes from a former club that our co-founder, Joel once attended in Indiana.  While we may “run around naked", we are not a running or jogging club.

One thing we all could agree on in the beginning was that we wanted to adopt the guidelines set by AANR and support AANR for the work they do to support nudist everywhere.  AANR is our advocate for nude recreation and, more importantly, our defense if we are accused or charged (as some have been) with simple nudity in our homes or private yards.  We support AANR and encourage others to do so.  Since that time we have worked closely with the great staff at AANR HQ in Kissimmee and have benefited from their help.  One month after our initial meeting, we applied for club membership with AANR and received “provisional status”.  Our website was developed next and has continued to grow as the need to inform our members has increased and as we try to reach out to new members through it.  To our great pleasure, AANR has recently announced our chartered club status.

We have many types of activities, some of which are at landed clubs such as Cypress Cove and Lake Como, beaches and, yes, some of them are at homes.  Some of the members live in communities where we do have the privacy to be nude outside the home as well as inside.  This includes backyard pools, hot tubs and patios.  However, if you don't have the ability to venture outside the home nude, you can, as some do, close the curtains and be nude inside.  Some of our gatherings include card and game night parties where the activities are centered in the home or on the patio and not necessarily in the pool or sunshine.  Also, some of our activities are in the public arena such as restaurants or tubing on the Rainbow River where, of course, we would not be nude.

I was asked a question once, “Why would people go to a home for a card or pool party, get undressed just for a few hours, then get dressed and go home?”  What a great question!  My wife, Debbie, had a good response.  She said, and I agree, that it has more to do with nudity being our lifestyle than just an activity.  For those who have been to nudist resorts and love them, I'll assume that you, like the rest of us, really enjoy the freedom of not being clothed.  Cypress Cove is one of our local favorites because we can take a long walk through the neighborhood with nothing on 'cept our sandals.  Freedom!  When we come home, it is only a matter of minutes before Debbie and I are nude.  Always in the house and in our private backyard...  Nude.

Now, as a group, we feel comfortable enough in our nudity and with other like-minded people to practice our lifestyle in their presence, whether we are just sitting chatting, playing cards or relaxing by the pool.  Case in point…we once spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend with some new club members – a great couple from England.  It was wonderful getting to know them better, but our mutual interest in the nude lifestyle provided the basis for that friendship.  As nice as it is, however, to be nude at home and in our yard, it is even better to expand your boundaries and be nude in other places such as a resort or beach and even other people's homes, and we enjoy knowing that others feel the same way and practice nudity the way we do.  So, we look for and enjoy the opportunity to be nude where and when we can and enjoy the company of others who feel the same.

What's the best thing about our club?  Friends enjoying the company of other friends in their natural state.  Being nude means dropping more than your clothes; you drop the social status, the judgments and just have fun!  If you enjoy and practice nudism and want to enjoy the company of others that do, then join us for our next event and see what you've been missing!


Previously Featured Clubs

Clubs and Resorts in Flordia Listed Alphabetically

Non-Landed Club Indicates a non-landed club that does not own property.

Bare Buns Bikers (Non-Landed Club)

786 NW Stephen Foster Dr.
White Springs, FL 32762


Bay Bares

16717 Inwoods Rd.
Youngstown, FL 32466


City Retreat (Non-Landed Club)

13220 Houston Ave. Lot 66
Hudson, Fl. 34667-6141

Crossed Oaks Haven (Non-Landed Club)

P.O. Box 61
Silver Springs, FL 34489-0061


Cypress Cove Resort

4425 S. Pleasant Hill Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34746


Edun Lake Resort

2061 Moulder Dr.
Naples, FL 34120


Florida Running Bares (Non-Landed Club)

PO Box 524
Groveland, FL 34736

Gulf Coast Resort

13220 Houston Ave.
Hudson, FL 34667


Hidden Lake Resort

4414 Wildhorn Trail
Jay, FL 3565

Hidden River Resort

P.O. Box 614
Sanderson, FL 32087


Lake Como Resort

20500 Cot Rd
Lutz, FL 33558

Nautical Nudist Dive and Boat Club (Non-Landed Club)

20817 Capocotta Cres. Unit 5
Lutz, FL 33558

Northeast Florida Naturists (Non-Landed Club)

P.O. Box 56901
Jacksonville, FL 32241

PANDAbare (Non-Landed Club

23110 SR 54 Unit 269
Lutz, FL 33549

Paradise Pines RV Park and Condo Association

20300 Leonard Rd. Unit 20
Lutz, FL 33558

Riviera Naturist Resort

5000 Guernsey Road
Pace, Florida 32571

Road Warriors (Non-Landed Club)

Land O Lakes, FL

Sanibel Naturists (Non-Landed Club)

18011 S. Tamiami Trl. Ste 16-100F
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Sunnier Palms Resort

8800 Okeechobee Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Sunny Sands Resort

499 Alfa Pkwy.
Pierson, FL 32180

Sunsport Gardens

14125 North Rd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Suwannee Valley Resort

786 NW Stephen Foster Dr.
White Springs, FL 32096

Tallahassee Naturally (Non-Landed Club)

P.O. Box 6866
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Tampa Area Naturists (Non-Landed Club)

P.O. Box 923
Lutz, FL 33548

Tampa Bay Sun Club (Non-Landed Club)

2001 Brinson Rd. Unit 201
Lutz, FL 33558


The Island Group

22146 Dupree Dr.
Land O Lakes, FL 34639


The Neighborhood Assoc. at Paradise Lakes (Non-Landed Club)

2001 Brinson Rd. Unit L4
Lutz, FL 33558


The Oasis

2345 Oasis Dr.
Land O Lakes, FL 34639


The Suncoast Naturists (Non-Landed Club)

P.O. Box 187
Sarasota, FL 34230-0187


The Woods

6944 Amanda Vista Cir.
Land O Lakes, FL 34637