The Mystery Naked Beach of Assateague Island

Guest Site by: Jessica Marie
My quest to find the bare beach at Assateague Island Maryland
Assateague Island Nude Beach – I have recently become an active person in the nudist community, and I’ve become totally infatuated with everything about it. So when my family asked me to head to Maryland with them for a couple days, I immediately tried to find out as much as I could about Maryland’s nudist clubs or naturist resorts. To my surprise, after much internet research, I found almost no information about them. Nearly no advice, because the most surprising little bit of advice I was able to locate is that the strand I have been seeing since I was a little child has its very own “unofficial” nudist beach.
At more in time the sand, known as Assateague Island, also a National State Park renowned for its wild horses, had been a very popular naked beach. In 1984, a spiritual group from Virginia lobbied the Virginia department of the coast to pass an anti-nudity ordinance. Since then, several naturist communities have set up on the Maryland side, making it the “unofficial” bare beach of Maryland. There, naturists love the freedom they want.
I completed my research on the nudist clubs by locating a number of different websites that gave me directions to the beach. My family and I piled into our mini van to begin our quests. They were looking for ponies; I was seeking for nudies. After a twenty-minute ride from Ocean City, we finally arrived at Assateague Island National Park. After we paid a little parking fee into the park, some rangers guided us to our destination.
We began to head out to the main sand place when we seen wild horses near the campgrounds. We got out of the car to shoot pictures and were stopped by a park ranger telling us we had to remain at least ten feet from the horses. It was at this stage after I determined to ask the park ranger about the nude beach. He said the plage is a myth. I refused to believe him. In the end, why would there be an anti-nudity ordinance on the Virginia area of the beach? We finished shooting pictures of the horses and proceed.
Assateague Island Nude Beach
We eventually ventured onto the main strand. I packed my water bottle, iPod, and towel, and then set out on a quest to find the celebrated nudist beach. I walked for about twenty minutes northward on the lovely shell-scattered sand, my feet lazily cooling in the ocean. Now I ceased; the strand was still buzzing with fully-clothed families. Possibly the bare beach was a myth after all, or at least, no longer existed. I decided to keep going since it was a beautiful day and I had nothing left to lose on the adventure.
The plage was less packed as I walked another half hour, until ultimately, there was nearly no one else there. Then all of a sudden, a soft ball rolled past my feet followed by a naked man pursuing it. I picked up the toy and threw it back. smiled. I was finally in the correct spot.
Wild Ponies in Assateague Island National Park
I spread out my towel, took off my bathing suit, lay down and let the exhilarating feeling of naked freedom overtake over my body. I took a deep breath knowing I could finally relax. And as though on cue, three wild horses came walking out of behind some of the tall grassy dunes. Each of the folks on the plage went over to hang out with the horses. We even got to pet them before they wandered back around to the bayside of the island.
After some time appreciating the independence of this plage, many of the naturists began leaving. I determined it was probably time I also left to return to my family, all the while knowing that I’ll be back to this amazing sand oasis of calmness and tranquility.
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