Willamettans

“This Nudist Club seems to still have much of the momentum, vigor, and energy that likely once filled many of these landed clubs back in the ’60s…”

We wanted to get on the road and make this feel like a real trip; you know, the kind where you get to a certain point in your departure and think, “yeah, this sucks…my ass hurts from sitting”. You experience that moment where you’re just ready to be there already. The thing that makes arriving at your vacation destination so much sweeter when you can finally S-T-R-E-T-C-H !

Well, we think this is one of those places worth the butt-numbing drive. Since our first visit, we’ve already been back and can’t wait to get back for our next. We agree that this Nudist Club seems to still have much of the momentum, vigor, and energy that likely once filled many of these landed clubs back in the ’60s while adding some modern touches.

While it was a long drive for us, the park is less than 30 minutes away from downtown Eugene, home of the University of Oregon. On the last day of our previous trip, we woke early after a great night’s sleep and decided to take a drive to town while the air was still a little too chilly for being out in the buff. We knew we wanted to spend as much time as possible by the pool before heading home, so it felt touristy to run into Eugene for the morning.

Eugene is a very progressive city with an up and coming feel, lots of artistic features, and modern amenities. There’s an Amtrak station in town and is bike-friendly. Eugene is a college city, so you’ll typically see more diversity than many rural Oregon cities. That has been influencing the businesses to have a greater variety of flavor on their shelves. We did a lot of window shopping and stopped in at Whole Foods for a little indulgence from the deli.

Much of that, Eugene’s vibe is alive in the Willamattans. The Willamettans is a landed, well-run volunteer-driven club. As a visitor, think of it as attending nude summer camp, including the snack shack, campfire with built-in seating, arts, activities, and even aquatics! The camp staffers (aka volunteers), many of whom live on property seasonally, take over the concessions. We aren’t sure how the programming works, but they offer/host social activities, some on pause during the pandemic.

Like any organization which is run by volunteers, they have some limited hours to check-in for nonmembers. The hours are not inconvenient for most, but definitely, a factor to consider when making plans to go to a club-style property.

Facilities:
Pool, Sundeck, Club House, Snack Bar, RV Camping with Some Hookups, Rental Units, Tent Camping

 www.Willamettans.com

 

Where to Get Nude in San Fran

This week we take you through the Redwoods and to two San Francisco Nude Beaches.

Because we went over the holidays and in the winter there were actually many clothed tourists at both Marshall and Baker Beach. We are told that is very NOT typical. But, it explains all the clothing we have on.

Cheers!

Courtesy of Thrillist Magazine:

Marshall Beach

Level of Nudity:The Full Monty

What You’ll See: Marshall Beach earns the distinction of being a mainly gay nude beach and having one of the best views of the bridge, so if both of those are your thing, get on it.

The Nude Part: Apparently all of it, though in particular the driftwood/rock cabana things that some past nude sunbathers have built.

Baker Beach

Level of Nudity: Game of Thrones

What You’ll See: As the largest urban nude beach, this place attracts the largest crowds and almost a Burning Man-type atmosphere with artwork, drums, and frisbee. Disclaimer: if you act like a weirdo and just stare at people, you will be told to leave.

The Nude Part: When you get to the beach, go to the right, past the “Hazardous surf, undertow, swim at your own risk” sign.

Naturism in Costa Rica

Columbus named this land Costa Rica because he saw a ray of sunshine on Uvita Island’s golden sands, located on the Caribbean coast, and he confused it with a rich treasure. Nowadays, this treasure corresponds to its 51000 square kilometers, which 50% is protected under state laws. 

This beautiful, green, and peaceful country has many getaways for being nude surrounded by nature, hot springs, and more.

Manuel Antonio: It is the most visited beach town in Costa Rica. It is located on the Central Pacific Coast, and here is the most visited National Park named Manuel Antonio National Park. Inside of this Park, you will find many white sandy beaches, trails, and private beaches. But, between Manuel Antonio and Quepos, you will find the only legal naturist beach in Costa Rica: Playa La Macha (Macha means “blonde girl” because many European blonde girls visited this beach)!

How to get there? From Quepos Expeditions, you need to walk down until Playa Las Vacas ( The Cows Beach). Then, you will see a Trail which it connects to La Macha Beach.

South Caribbean: The South Caribbean Area of Costa Rica has many white and black sandy beaches surrounded by forests. The visitors take skinny dipping at hotel pools and beaches like Punta Uva, Gandoca – Manzanillo, and Cahuita.

 

Nicoya Peninsula: It is located on the west side of Costa Rica and is named as one of five Blue Zones (where people typically surpass the global life expectancy – home to some of the healthiest, happiest people in the world) thanks to its weather, food, people, and nature. In this area, there are three hippie beach towns named Montezuma, Santa Teresa, and Mal País. These beach towns are famous for their beaches, yoga, surf, and open-minded hippie residents and visitors. 

Nosara: It is located at Guanacaste Province, West of Costa Rica. It is famous for being one of the most important surf and yoga beach towns globally. Naturism is received kindly and  accepted at hotel pools, yoga schools, and private beaches like Playa Guiones.

South Pacific: This region has 5% of worldwide biodiversity, and the beaches are virgin and surrounded by pristine forests, so, is the ideal place for being nude. 

Arenal Volcano Area: Located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, at the North Region of Costa Rica, the fantastic Arenal Volcano was the third most active volcano in the world from 1968 to 2010. La Fortuna is currently a small town with many hotels, hot springs, National Parks, Lakes, and several souvenir shops. You can be nude at some hot springs. 

Arenal Volcano Area: Located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, at the North Region of Costa Rica, the fantastic Arenal Volcano was the third most active volcano in the world from 1968 to 2010. La Fortuna is currently a small town with many hotels, hot springs, National Parks, Lakes, and several souvenir shops. You can be nude at some hot springs.