Young Nudists at Sunsport Gardens Naturist Resort Reveal More Than Bare Asses (NSFW)

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Liz Tracy
The drive out to Sunsport Gardens, a family naturist resort near Wellington, was an exercise in endurance. Finally off the Turnpike, one thunderstorm later, and somewhere near the Everglades, I passed a sign for a gun show, drove by a Starbucks and Jamba Juice. You know, swamp necessities. Not long after what seemed to be the last Publix on the Earth, I made a right turn onto a well-kept dirt road that led to the place where naked people play.

Loxahatchee Groves is, surprisingly, quite lovely. Where you'd think trailer parks squatted on gnarled plots of land, there are mostly plant nurseries and ranch-style homes with groomed but voluptuous greenery. The area is also about a million miles away from wherever it is that you live. After what felt like three hours, but was realistically two miles, I reached their gate, monitored by surveillance cameras. Behind it, I was the weirdo in a bathing suit with hangups trying to score a conversation with younger nudists here for the annual Florida Young Naturists' Spring Bash.

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The truth is, I'm not weird about nudity. I consider myself quite nude-friendly. A trip to Haulover Beach isn't going to phase me. But walking into a trailer, with a half-dressed receptionist -- who, by the way, was running a check to see if I'm a sex offender -- her boobs swinging carelessly, was a bit shocking. After she took my ID, I turned to meet my guide, principle Sunsport owner Morley Schloss, a thin 72-year old man with his tanned manhood right there, looking at me, or I at it. Just looking.

Morely, a former Rochester school teacher, first enjoyed a bare experience in the buff behind the stage at Woodstock, while bathing in a pond. In the present, the man with glittering blue eyes, combed white hair and beard, wearing only two beaded necklaces, made sure I knew that I could take photos and do interviews, but I could absolutely not take photos without him present. He's clearly the protector of these people, their undressed elder. When I first contacted him about the photo policy, the word was, we could shoot, but there was one rule: We couldn't pixelate or black out any parts. You know, like parts downstairs.

For the past five years, three times annually, about 200 people, aged 18 to 30, strip down to take part in just about every outdoor activity you can think of -- volleyball, hooping, poi, swimming, yoga -- in the nude, thanks to the Florida Young Naturists. The organization was created by Vero Beach native Robbe White who I was immediately introduced to but was too busy to talk until later. Robbe's almost 30, and works as a produce manager at an organic market. At work he gets asked a lot, "Are you the nudist guy?"

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Liz Tracy
Robbe is third in on the right.
"When I first came here, it was really rare to see young people here," he told us later. So he formed FYN to encourage young folks to get natural. After incorporating as a nonprofit in 2010 with the help of South Florida Free Beaches -- the org that runs Haulover Beach -- they've grown a healthy membership. Each person pays $15 per year for reduced or free entrance into three resorts in the state. The best part? To close out each of these weekend bashes, the group heads East to Lake Worth sushi place, Mara, for a time honored tradition: Naked Sushi.

But before I made my way to chatter with younger naturists, I was whisked off to meet Sandy, who's like second in charge and runs the resort's youth programs. When we got to her trailer, everyone was naked except for photographer Christian Lopez-Miro and his assistant. They were shooting an au naturel family portrait. Sandy and her husband, their youngest son, and her grandson, stood still, barely breathing, waiting for their cue to move again.

Her husband disappeared inside their trailer, and her son retreated to the computer, while Xavier, her angel-faced, tow-headed grandson continued to talk in a squeaky voice about how his name starts with an X. He played with two of their cats, Moose and Pokey, that walked lazily across the wooden porch. Sandy ended up being really awesome, so laid-back, and easy with a laugh. She introduced me to the term "textile world," which is where we all live, not them. A phrase I now want to find a way to slip into every conversation.


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Sunsport Gardens Family Nudist Resort

14125 N. Rd., Loxahatchee, FL

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fynnude.org
fynnude.org

" ...orgy amour in their tents. But I can't say for sure, of course, because I wasn't there. But it seems like I missed out on some of the real fun."

If this is what you wanted, you came to the wrong place.

NaturistVision
NaturistVision

Of course this is the home of the alleged producer of child porn Grey Vanaman mentioned in the article in the Palm Beach Post.

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Nudistsingle

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jenniferaaa
jenniferaaa

I know Morley and have been to Sunsport Gardens. Strangely,  Liz Tracy's description of the place and its location isn't anything like what I recall.  Ms Tracy considers herself nudity friendly and says a trip to Haulover doesn't phase her, but writes as if she were a childhood friend of Queen Victoria. Morley's 'manhood' (Liz, can you learn to say 'penis.') isn't at all special, and didn't  need to be stared at. Then we get such textilisms as "parts downstairs." Overall, the article is just another in the infinite series of pieces by textiles who try to be cute. Sheeeeeeeeeeesh!

Naturistspace.org
Naturistspace.org

Enjoy life by being natural.   Challenge yourself by trying the nudist lifestyle.


fynaturists
fynaturists

our website is fynude.org, not sure who wrote the above comment but i agree. the orgy thing is fictitious and was snuck in to try and make a better story. "she heard" from who?

fynaturists
fynaturists

Gaudets, what does that have to do with this article?

rlogan1943
rlogan1943

@jenniferaaa Liz Tracy typifies the "cool" people who betray their real feelings by the way they describe nudism. I would agree with your summary of the article.

NaturistVision
NaturistVision

@fynaturists Robbe, young people are at risk at Sunsport Gardens. With the recent arrest of the official photographer and the allegations that there is a tolerance for sexual predators by the highest level of management of the facility I believe that any promotion of Sunsport Gardens is inappropriate at this time and represents an effort to distract people from the issues at hand. If the allegations are true the victims of these crimes will spend a lifetime dealing with the hurt that has been perpetrated on them. Nothing is more important than protecting and defending these children.

NaturistVision
NaturistVision

@rlogan1943 @NaturistVision Have to disagree with you. Vanaman was denied bail because the alleged victims (children) were related to him and members of his community. Considering the many convicted sex offenders that were once members of Sunsport Gardens I believe that children are at risk there. I believe that until these offenders are weeded out of the population of Sunsport people might want to find a safer campground or resort to visit. There are several in Pasco county, for instance.

rlogan1943
rlogan1943

@NaturistVision  Kids at SunSport Gardens have nothing to fear from the residence.  They do have every reason to fear the madness and hatred perpetrated by the press.  The ones that are accusing are the ones with polluted minds.

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