Treasure Coast's Un-Official Clothing-Optional Treasure

by Bob
(Fort Pierce, FL, USA)

Entrance sign after you get in the driveway

Entrance sign after you get in the driveway

Entrance sign after you get in the driveway Looking North Natural vegatation

Blind Creek Beach is located on the barrier island, south of Fort Pierce on A1A and just north of the famous St. Lucie power plant.

It is marked with the usual spartan brown "Beach Access" sign on the side of the highway and can be difficult to see, on the 55 mph road...

But, once you've found it, be prepared to see a Florida beach that has seen no changes since before Ponce de Leon stepped foot here 500 years ago...

The beach is nearly 5 miles long to the north of the beach access and three miles long to the south of the access, which leads from the parking area...

Since the 2012 storm, Sandy, went through many of the secluded pockets are now gone, but that has created many larger, sandy, flats that are just behind the high point of the dunes.

The beach is patroled by the turtle patrol about once or twice a day (usually first thing in the morning during nesting season.) And the parking lot is patroled by the County Sheriff about every hour.

The best suggestion for sunbathing au natural is to walk at least a quarter mile north of the beach crossover before you begin to scout out a niche to enjoy the sun and make regular checks toward the access for unsuspecting shell seekers who may not care for a triffle eye full...
(BTW: a 1/4 mile is only 440 yards... and the walk is so therapeutic you'll be out of your clothes and on your blanket in no time...)

As an important note:
There are no facilities there (except the parking lot) and as with any other island, if you didn't bring it, it's not there...
Remember too, take only your memories and leave only your footprints when you go...

There is a no pets rule, but service dogs are alway welcome. (There is a sanctioned "dog beach" another two miles South at Walton Rocks Beach... It is secluded, but, it is not "clothing optional...)

You will love it!

Editor's note: Bob, thanks a million. Fabulous advice! I haven't visited this beach but will soon. So many beaches, no little time. Jean

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Apr 20, 2015
Great Beach - a must visit! NEW
by: LD & W from MD

We are visitors to St. Lucie County from Maryland. What a pleasant surprise to find this gem. We visited Sunday, 4/19. It was a beautiful day for the beach. We thought we would have to travel all the way to Haulover to find something like this.
We parked at the entrance just north of the creek. Parking lot had plenty of available spaces even for a weekend. A short easy walk to the beach, then about about 200+/- yards to the signs proclaiming "You will encounter nude sun bathers beyond this point." It appeared the majority were couples, both younger and older, with some singles here and there. Everyone was cordial and friendly. The beach was extremely clean. It was obvious that the Friends of Blind Creek have done a great job maintaining it. There was no trash to be seen anywhere - pretty uncommon for us coming from up north.
It sounds as even though the beach may not be officially sanctioned as c/o (not sure - hopefully someone can confirm or not), the authorities are displaying a hands-off attitude. If this is the case, kudos to the St. Lucie County council! We will continue to return to Blind Creek and patronize the businesses along route A1A whenever we can. We plan on going again on a weekday this week and hope and expect we'll see the same.

Mar 31, 2015
RAB NEW
by: Anonymous

Was at the beach last week for the first time on wednesday and thursday. There were about five or six couples,a few single women and appx. ten single men. Everyone was polite and friendly. Beautiful Beach!

Mar 30, 2015
Christmas Visit NEW
by: Left Coast Visitor

My wife and I have enjoyed Blind Creek Beach for years when visiting Florida, especially for shell collecting. Normally the beach has one or two other visitors. This past Christmas it was 80+ degrees and the parking lot was crowded, so we moved south to another access. After walking up the trail we saw the Clothing Optional sign which was appreciated. This gave us the option to continue or turn back if offended. We continued and set up an umbrella on the beach. A nude beach was a new experience for us, but we decided to give it a try as we have spent time naked outdoors before. I'm pretty good at ignoring people, but for my wife it was uncomfortable as she was the only naked female. We went up the beach a bit towards the crowd to find plenty of men sunning. The only couple to walk by was a clothed woman and unclothed man. The Mrs said: "there are a lot of dicks her and only one set of boobs". So bottom line, nice beach, glad to see the sign and an organization willing to take care of the beach. Not enough women to be comfortable for ladies so we left after 30 mins. Probably a growth thing for us.

Mar 16, 2015
Re: RAB post NEW
by: Anonymous

Went to the beach last thurs., plenty of people enjoying the sun and surf. Water temp was nice. Come on down and enjoy.

Mar 16, 2015
Beach activity NEW
by: RAB

I'm headed to Florida next week and plan on visiting the beach for the first time. Haven't seen any current posts and am just curious if there has been much beach activity lately?

Mar 04, 2015
read NEW
by: Anonymous

if anyone reads what i wrote, i am referring to the former misogynistic comments made, just a few comments back, which were never removed.

Mar 04, 2015
reply to anonymous latest post NEW
by: Anonymous

Mr/Mrs. Anonymous seems to equate naturism and nude beach walking and tanning with rape sex and other perversions. He Writes that no one responds to his posts.

The reason no one replies is that reponding to your posts would just lower the writter to your level of intellegience which I believe is about the level of a freshman in high school.

Mar 04, 2015
moderaator condones men assaulting women on this beach NEW
by: Anonymous

Yep, sounds like a nice place to walk if you're a male rapist, which apparently the readers on this site are since no one else objected to the prior comments.

Mar 04, 2015
best part of florida NEW
by: Anonymous

I think it's wonderful to have places to walk and sunbathe nude.
Has anyone been to sunnier palms.

Mar 04, 2015
best part of florida NEW
by: Anonymous

I think it's wonderful to have places to walk and sunbathe nude.
Has anyone been to sunnier palms.

Dec 31, 2014
rape beach NEW
by: Anonymous

I have ignored all the prior comments about there not being enough single women there, which sounds like this is not for naturists at all, but for gawkers who wish to make objectify women. Moderator: if you leave that comment up, I will blast this all over the internet and all over the beach as well, warning every person there and in the neighborhood, handing them a copy of this blog. I will be there in January.

Dec 31, 2014
Thanks NEW
by: RAB

Thanks Bob for clarifying my concerns about the beach due to some recent posts. Unfortunately there will always be some folks opposed to the idea of nude beaches. They should lighten up a little and research how a well organized nude beach like Haulover can be a real asset to a community.
The recent comment about "rape beach" sounds like it is coming straight from the mouth of an idiot!

Dec 30, 2014
The Rape Beach NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, so this is not a clothing optional beach. This is a rape beach. Thanks for contributing to rape culture. That is the sign I will post when I visit, next to the sign that is already there. "Beware, beyond this point, assaulting women is considered extremely funny."

Dec 30, 2014
RE: Beachgoers Beware... NEW
by: Bob

Please read the article, completely.
It is better to say nothing and let people think you are a fool... rather than open you mouth and remove all doubt.

The title of this article says "Un-Official Clothing Optional", that means, there is no legislative sanctioning of clothing optional activity here...
However, beside the parochial debate over the technicalities of law, this beach has been used for many years, by naturists, and the activity has been recognized by law enforcement for nearly as long.

That said, baring "real" criminal acts there is a general attitude of "what happens at Blind Creek, stays at Blind Creek.

Lets keep it that way...

Dec 30, 2014
RE: Beachgoers Beware... NEW
by: Bob

Please read the article, completely.
It is better to say nothing and let people think you are a fool... rather than open you mouth and remove all doubt.

The title of this article says "Un-Official Clothing Optional", that means, there is no legislative sanctioning of clothing optional activity here...
However, beside the parochial debate over the technicalities of law, this beach has been used for many years, by naturists, and the activity has been recognized by law enforcement for nearly as long.

That said, baring "real" criminal acts there is a general attitude of "what happens at Blind Creek, stays at Blind Creek.

Lets keep it that way...

Dec 30, 2014
urgent note to moderator NEW
by: Anonymous

Please remove the last comment. Training an animal to commit an assault of a sexual nature on a woman is not funny and had better not be what this site is about.

Dec 30, 2014
RE: Walton Rocks Beach... NEW
by: Bob

If you are on this page and complaining about dogs on Walton Rocks Beach... You're in the wrong place and on the wrong beach...

The only dogs allowed on Blind Creek Beach are supposed to be Service Dogs...

BTW: A sevice dog is a dog who is trained to perform a specific task...

Having your dog run up to someone who is wearing a bikini and training it to untie the bikini strings so the top falls off is not service related training...
But, it would ba a laugh to see it. LOL!!!

Dec 29, 2014
walton beach NEW
by: Anonymous

I went to that beach with my small dog and we stayed min and left as the people with the large dogs do not control them. They fight with the other dogs. people that have these dogs should keep them on a leach if they do not have enough sense to know how to keep their dogs from other dogs or just don't bring them. I did not like the experience. will not go back there

Dec 29, 2014
walton beach NEW
by: Anonymous

I went to that beach with my small dog and we stayed min and left as the people with the large dogs do not control them. They fight with the other dogs. people that have these dogs should keep them on a leach if they do not have enough sense to know how to keep their dogs from other dogs or just don't bring them. I did not like the experience. will not go back there

Dec 29, 2014
walton beach NEW
by: Anonymous

I went to that beach with my small dog and we stayed min and left as the people with the large dogs do not control them. They fight with the other dogs. people that have these dogs should keep them on a leach if they do not have enough sense to know how to keep their dogs from other dogs or just don't bring them. I did not like the experience. will not go back there

Dec 29, 2014
Re previous negative comment NEW
by: Anonymous

re: RAB question. The people on the beach are nude, no pooblems with the law. I have just returned from up north and will be on the beach naked as a jay bird and loving it. I don't know who this is commenting by he/she seems to want to cause confusion. Go to the beach remove your clothes and enjoy...........

Dec 29, 2014
Planning a visit this winter NEW
by: RAB

I'm planning a visit this winter but I'm a little concerned over recent posts on this site warning beach goers. Should I be concerned about local law enforcement? Has anyone been arrested or cited recently for being nude on the beach?

Dec 27, 2014
Beach goers beware! NEW
by: Anonymous

This is not a nude beach, my friends. Do not be fooled, there are no nude beaches in Saint Lucie County. Just saying.

Dec 27, 2014
Beach goers beware! NEW
by: Anonymous

This is not a nude beach, my friends. Do not be fooled, there are no nude beaches in Saint Lucie County. Just saying.

Dec 27, 2014
Beach goers beware! NEW
by: Anonymous

This is not a nude beach, my friends. Do not be fooled, there are no nude beaches in Saint Lucie County. Just saying.

Dec 20, 2014
New to the beach NEW
by: Bind Creek Beach

If you have questions about the beach go to www.blindcreekbeach.net. This page should answer most of your questions. If not you can write me at blindcreekbeach@yahoo.com. We all had a great day at the beach today and we are all planning to go back tomorrow for another great day.

See you on the sand...

Dec 20, 2014
how far south? NEW
by: Anonymous

how do you gauge 1/4 mile? I wouldnt want to get arrested for underestimating the distance -- is the clothing-free area marked, somehow?

Dec 20, 2014
Visiting NEW
by: Anonymous

Visiting from Canada for four months. Have been to Apollo Beach at Canaveral but this sounds bit more daunting. Would like to visit here rather than drive a couple hours. I don't want an international incident so any advice?

Nov 30, 2014
Great Place NEW
by: a

My wife and I went today for the first time and loved it although it was very windy. It's great not to drive 1 1/2 hrs south to enjoy the sun.

Nov 25, 2014
go south NEW
by: cb

You go south from where you enter the beach

Nov 05, 2014
North or south NEW
by: Anonymous

Do you go north or south once you step onto the beach

Oct 20, 2014
blind creek NEW
by: cb

Was the ob Oct 19 and there were a lot of couples and some single men. Nice age range 30-60's. No problem with law enforcement, area marked. Would definitely recommend and go back

Oct 18, 2014
North or south NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok do you go north or south of the crossover?

Oct 18, 2014
directions NEW
by: Anonymous

Go south


Oct 18, 2014
North or south NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok do you go north or south of the crossover?

Oct 16, 2014
Beach attendence NEW
by: Anonymous

Went to Blind Creek again today, nice mix of singles and couples. No deputies in site...A great day for a nude walk on the beach

Oct 14, 2014
Sheriff Activity NEW
by: Blind Creek Beach

Hi Ken,
Yes he was just trying to scare you off. We've only had a couple of visits from the local sheriff's, and they've all been pleasant and informative. No arrests have been made while we've been been there. We have had a couple vehicle break-ins. One seemed to have an issue with the content of the service provided, however the last one was pleasant with regard to the sheriff response. We're working with the sheriff to help curb this issue in the parking lot, but there's only been two that I'm aware of. See you on the sand Ken. Last weekend was fantastic!

Oct 13, 2014
Arrests on Columbus Day??? NEW
by: Ken

I parked today, Columbus Day, in the little access area next to the bridge just south of the main parking lot to Blind Creek. As I got out my car a fellow was walking from the beach and said, "Watch out, there were several cops arresting several nude people on the beach today."
I went anyway and stayed for 2 hrs, clothed.
I saw no signs of cops, nobody else had seen trouble in the past couple of hrs.

Was this guy just trying to scare me off, because he doesn't approve?
Did anyone else observe this or get arrested today?
It kind of put a big damper on my beach day.

Oct 13, 2014
law enforcement NEW
by: Anonymous

I wrote a previous comment but dont know if it went through... How dare you tell Bruno that the law enforcement is friendly and accommodating! He just told you they arent! Youre totally discounting and discrediting his story and insulting him. Either support him and take action or say nothing at all.

Oct 13, 2014
FLA POLICE NEW
by: Anonymous

FLA police are notoriously hostile and dangerous. I've had horrible experiences with them as well. (We can also ask Marissa Alexander what she thinks of them.) When Bruno writes about a horrible experience, no one should write back and imply that he is the only person this has ever happened to and that the police dept are good people -- LISTEN to him, and suggest taking some kind of action as a gp to defend this person, or action to confront the PD. Nothing is more insulting than having someone say "I'm sorry for your experience but i'm still defending the abusers."

Oct 04, 2014
Blind use NEW
by: Anonymous

Been there three times in the last week. More people are showing up including females. Pleasant place to walk the beach nude and not be bothered.

Oct 04, 2014
Blind use NEW
by: Anonymous

Been there three times in the last week. More people are showing up including females. Pleasant place to walk the beach nude and not be bothered.

Oct 01, 2014
Great beach NEW
by: Mike

I am here today, October 1 st for first time. Very nice beach, unfortunately with the weather being iffy, there is no one else here but a few fisherman. Still, at the breaks of sun it is very warm and the water is magnificent. Hope more show up. Now that I have discovered this beach, wife and I will be here more,often when we are in town. We also like haulover but it is a drive from here. NJ has Sandy Hook, another great beach.
Hope to meet more naturist.

Mike. (NY and Stuart FL)

Sep 15, 2014
Bruno T NEW
by: Blind Creek Beach

I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I've been going to this beach for years and had never had such an experience. No break ins or unlawful conduct of any kind. I know quite a lot of people there and they have not had a negative experience like that either. It's unfortunate you had to be the one. That said our law enforcement here are very friendly and accommodatable. I hope you have a better experience next time like the rest of us.

Sep 15, 2014
Warning! Do not risk going to this beach! NEW
by: Bruno T

Warning! Do not visit this beach. Do not RISK your family or property. Avoid any interaction with the local law enforcement. My vehicle was broken into. Window smashed ID, personal items, one charge card taken. This was my 4th visit to the beach. I had found a piece of property to purchase on the island and was checking the area out for the past 2 months. STAY AWAY.

After having my vehicle’s window smashed I had to then deal with a deputy that didn’t use sentences. Didn’t describe what he wanted. When I asked what he wanted me to do, he immediately became sarcastic and then confrontational. When he asked me a question, I would literally say 3 to four words. He would Not listen. And then say it is his turn to talk. He hadn’t heard but 3 words!

Feeling threatened, I called 911 again. His superior did the same thing! They both issued commands. One at the site and the superior barked at me over the phone.

Stand by the vehicle. IF this or ELSE type commands (police 101). When I had a question, I stood next to his cruiser’s closed window – 1 ft away. Excuse me officer….excuse me…excuse me….excuse me….excuse me. I was IGNORED! NOTE: I RECORDED THIS ON TWO DEVICES and advised the officer. He then ordered me to STOP recording. He was only going to give tell me once. I complied. It was obvious he was attempting to trap me into not complying so he could…what? Arrest me? Gain some points on his monthly report??? The story is much worse, as the officer twists things. It was dark. The officer explained nothing. When asked, several time, would not reply. Be very cautious.

I have a tentative lunch with friends from Dallas that train for the department of justice. This will be a great conversation. (if not potential for a “watch”)

I couldn’t wait to LEAVE. I’ve never written on a site like this. But would hate any other visitors or nature lovers to go thru this nightmare. STAY AWAY FROM HUTCHINSON ISLAND…CLOTHING WEARERS, NATURISTS, FISHERMAN. DON’T TAKE YOUR FAMILY THERE! Bruno T….(stick to Haulover!)




Sep 07, 2014
Address NEW
by: Blind Creek Beach

5460 S Ocean Dr (State Road A1A) on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, FL.
You can also look up www.blindcreekbeach.net for more information.

Sep 07, 2014
Sign NEW
by: Anonymous

Never found sign. What is the GPS location?

Jul 13, 2014
South not north NEW
by: Anonymous

Paragraph 7 above should say walk south of the cross over instead of north!

May 27, 2014
Bring a girlfriend day NEW
by: Anonymous

Every nude beach day should be bring a female with u day

May 23, 2014
Gender Balancing a Beach NEW
by: Richard

The only proven way to gender balance a beach is for those interested in creating a naturist beach to first form a Free Beach Group. Within that group there will be females as well as males. Place an ad in the local community happening section of a newspaper, (it is usually free) to announce a meeting at a local facility to discuss establishing a social group of naturists and skinny-dippers. DO Not advertise a beach location.
It is the responsibility of each male to develop his own female friends for skinny-dipping. It is not the responsibility of the group, either. Females will not go to a clothing-optional beach alone. They have to trust the male that they would go to the beach with. Accept responsibility to develop a social relationship with a female.

May 23, 2014
history....................... NEW
by: T. A. Wyner

Lee Baxandall, founder of The Naturist Society, listed St. Lucie County's Middle Cove Beach in the first "World Guide to Nude Beaches". As with all the clothing optional beaches enjoyed state wide prior to 1981, skinny-dippers in St. Lucie County have had few wrongful arrests on our beaches. When there have been wrongful charges that were brought to my or Lee's attention, those charges have been dismissed, acquitted or never prosecuted. This is because........in Florida .............there is NO state statute prohibiting mere innocent nudity and arrests for "indecent exposure" against innocent skinny-dippers ......fail, when challenged. The Florida ACLU has mirrored the State Supreme Court's recognition in a state wide "Right to Appear" policy, which acknowledges the right to appear/dress as one chooses........even nude.
In 1992, Sunnier Palms, the member owned & operated naturist community & wildlife sanctuary purchased land in rural St. Lucie County and for 23 yrs.has supported the community in a myriad of ways,mostly in community art. environment & farming. Sunnier has educated local commissioners, law enforcement, judges, even our congressman on the benefits of acknowledging the long tradition of St. Lucie County's clothing optional beach. The long history of skinny-dipping...starts with the Ais "Indians", so documented in 1565, by French illustrator Le Moyne. Finally, the county is working toward acknowledging our beach use, which should make the beach friendly and safe for all skinny-dippers.

Apr 04, 2014
Clothing Optional Beach NEW
by: Blind Creek

We are working on just that turning blind creek into a legalized clothing optional beach. We have a great team together to ensure our success to include AANR-Florida, the founders of Haulover beach in Miami and sunnier palms nudist park in Ft Pierce. We are now looking for a core group of local beach goers to help with beach attendance and/or support and/or help create a beach ambassador program. We're going to start having meetings in May 2014 at blind creek. The first meeting will be clothed. Be patient, we'll get there. Please email me at blindcreekbeach@yahoo.com for more information. You could be on the ground floor to help us undress this beach....

Dec 07, 2013
blind creek needs help NEW
by: Anonymous

I was there recently and the only daring people were men ! how can we the people make this an official nude beach?????? how does the beach attract women????? again all I saw were MEN!!!

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