Nudist Pushes to Make Delray Beach an Official Clothing-Optional City

Nude_beach_party.jpg
Delray's beach could go bare if David Armstrong can persuade skeptical city leaders.
Despite the moral panic that surrounds nudism and three bizarre cases of police tasering naked people recently in South Florida, nudists continue to fight to make the region their home.

Naturist David Armstrong is lobbying the city to make Delray Beach clothing-optional, armed with a petition of 45,000 signatures from people who want to embrace a tan-line-free lifestyle.

Armstrong and a group called the Delray Beach

Naturists have been lobbying city officials for a nudist beach for six years.

"We're public citizens. We pay taxes," Armstrong told WPBF 25 News. "They should set aside a section of land for nude recreation."

Anyone who has felt the urge to strip off his or her clothes and stroll down Delray Beach in the buff can head to the city's annual citizen's roundtable discussion tonight, where Armstrong plans to push for a nude family beach.

But it's unlikely Delray beachcombers will get permission to expose their bits in public. Vice Mayor Adam Frankel scoffed at Armstrong's request, explaining that a nudist beach wasn't in the cards for Delray Beach. Why not? Because people who like being naked don't fit into the squeaky-clean, family-oriented image that Delray Beach brands itself with.

"A nudist beach really would not fit with the child-friendly and family-friendly principles we have here," Frankel said.

This argument puzzled Armstrong, who pointed out that nudists also enjoy family time.

"Naturists have families as well, so I don't understand his point."


Follow The Juice on Twitter: @TheJuiceBPB.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
60 comments
Nudist camps
Nudist camps

This is cool! And so interested! Are u have more posts like this? Please tell me, thanks.Will be visit again on your website.  

Nudist camps
Nudist camps

thanks for providing us this type of important information and this information helps us a lot. I will visit this site again……

Naturist
Naturist

This is cool! And so interested! Are u have more posts like this? Please tell me, thanks.Will be visit again on your website.  

Naturist beaches
Naturist beaches

Its easy to understand. You are what you are, and you accept it.

Trophies
Trophies

The informal term static electricity refers to the net presence (or 'imbalance') of charge on a body, usually caused when dissimilar materials are rubbed together, transferring charge from one to the other.

fire suppression
fire suppression

Above the yellow region, the color changes to orange, which is cooler, then red, which is cooler still. Above the red region, combustion no longer occurs, and the uncombusted carbon particles are visible as black smoke.

Sexy Dresses
Sexy Dresses

Never before did I get so close to Nature; never before did she come so close to me... Nature was naked, and I was also......

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Still fighting for the beach, part time now as I'm Now running for Commissioner for delray beach!If you can't beat em' Join em' as the ole' saying goes.........I'll be on andrews ave today Petitioning working my way towards linton blvd 1/5/12

RDC
RDC

I live in an area that doesn't have any nude recreation resorts or facilities.  And I find it extreamly frusterating. I can't even walk in my back yard without the fear af some ignorant busibody calling the cops.  (I own the yard)  I, and many of my freinds as well, see nothing wrong with nude recreation and would love to have something like that open up in our area.  Family oriented nude recreation is the most helthy and natural form of recreation around.  So what is you peoples problem?

zovannee1
zovannee1

Moncler femmes simply moncler coats menoffer women not only good looking, but also are functional in any type of weather. When it's cold you want something that can really protect you from the elements, Moncler jacket just can do that. Moncler jackets are available in different sizes and ugg boots australiacolors. You can find any of the size which best fits you. Regarding wintry the winter season kid's cheap moncler jacketsMoncler down jacket cheap black ugg bootsare invariably a good choice because ideal combined heat along with classy design and style. Moncler coats are generally durable water-resistant at ease however highly comfortable with regard to their finest lower insulations. Moncler bailey button boots ukcoats not simply save you from getting stuck cool but they are your look assertion. Moncler manufacturer evolved into worldwide-known due to its special hip models along with high end. But now, things can be change because of this lightness men's clothing. Its excellent thermal effect, it's beautiful design and its comfortable wearing will give you a warm moncler coats for womenand pleasant winter.

zovannee1
zovannee1

Moncler femmes simply moncler coats menoffer women not only good looking, but also are functional in any type of weather. When it's cold you want something that can really protect you from the elements, Moncler jacket just can do that. Moncler jackets are available in different sizes and ugg boots australiacolors. You can find any of the size which best fits you. Regarding wintry the winter season kid's cheap moncler jacketsMoncler down jacket cheap black ugg bootsare invariably a good choice because ideal combined heat along with classy design and style. Moncler coats are generally durable water-resistant at ease however highly comfortable with regard to their finest lower insulations. Moncler bailey button boots ukcoats not simply save you from getting stuck cool but they are your look assertion. Moncler manufacturer evolved into worldwide-known due to its special hip models along with high end. But now, things can be change because of this lightness men's clothing. Its excellent thermal effect, it's beautiful design and its comfortable wearing will give you a warm moncler coats for womenand pleasant winter.

Noway
Noway

Kids are natural nudists it is not until we TELL then this is wrong that they feel a need to cover upIt has nothing to do with "squeaky clean" image it is what comes naturally to most until they are told it is wrong which it certainly is not.

Dana
Dana

Nudism is a fun, healthy, freeing and wholesome way for men and women to socialize and live without clothes. Naturism is a philosophy that values simplicity and increased harmony with nature.http://www.naturistmingle.com offers a friendly and confidential environment for nudists to look for friendships, relationships, and resources concerning the nudist lifestyle.

Salvjimz11
Salvjimz11

They should allow nudity we all work hard to sorvive and we need enjoyment too as nudest

Sam
Sam

In the 1970s, I spent many a summer day, as a child but with my family and friends, at a nude beach. There was no shennanigans, rather it is fun to be nude, everyone else was nude, no issues with sand in your bathing suit, no one was taking photos of each other (although I do have a photo of myself, that my father took, nude as a 6 or 7 y.o. on the beach, now he'd probably be arrested for child porn). Come on people, the Europeans can do it so can we.

Malcolm Boura
Malcolm Boura

Compare the teenage pregnancy rate of Delray Beach with an equivalent town in Denmark, where nudity is legal on every beach. Then think long and hard about the attitudes which make such an enormous difference (about ten times). Does Adam Frankel really care about children and families or is he more concerned about pandering to perceived popular prejudice?

Ukshaver001
Ukshaver001

Nuts !!

Naturist beaches... and by that I do not mean the ones where adults crowd into the dunes for adult fun.........have been the friendliest places. Kids all get together and play.. adults meet and chat.Naturist campsites have also been far more friendly than "textile". The few textile ones we have experienced had people out with windbreaks and anything they can use to stake out their territory...........Grow up...... we are all nude under whatever clothes and trappings we can afford.

Krrvannuys54
Krrvannuys54

Write David Armstrong I'd love to help too.

Krrvannuys54
Krrvannuys54

I live in So Cal I wish we had more nude beaches. We have to hide behind gates at nudist resorts because people are shadow.

Krrvannuys
Krrvannuys

That's the only way to soak up the sun in the nude. Let them have there nude beach USA to up tight about nudisum.

David Armstrong
David Armstrong

HEY THE JUICE EVER HEAR OF A LAWSUIT! FOR PUBLISHING WRONG INFORMATION! NO? YOU WILL BE YOU JUST STEPPED ON THE WRONG TOES.!

David Armstrong
David Armstrong

WE AS NATURISTS FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF A NUDE RECREATION IS REDICULOUS!!! THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD RECOGONIZE A SECTION OF ALL PUBLIC LANDS FOR NUDE RECREATION WE ARE OVER 55 MILLION WORLDWIDE- AND YES WE WERE ALL BORN NAKED- JUST AS NATURES ANIMALS ARE BORN NAKED TOO. WE JUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO TALK AND CAN COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS ALITTLE BETTER THEN THE ANIMALS AND WE CAN SAVE THE EARTH IF WE AS PEOPLE PUT AN END TO OUR OWN DESTRUCTION OF BEATING EACH OTHER UP AND JUDGING EACH OTHERS FAULTS. IT REALLY FROSTS MY ASS WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE IN A RUSH TO GO NOWHERE FASTER THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD IS TRAVELING, CAUSE WE ALL GET THERE SOMETIME OR ANOTHER A FEW EXTRA MINUTES IS NO BIG DEAL. SLOW DOWN, BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU DO HAVE, THINK ABOT THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND ARE NOW CRIPPLED OR KILLED FIGHTING FOR US!TREAT PEOPLE NICELY EVEN IF THEY TREAT YOU BAD, IT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN, STOP POINTING FINGERS AND WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM, HELP YOUR NIEGHBOR SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE YOU SEE. TRUST ME IT DOES WORK IF YOU WORK IT. LETS PUT THIS COUNTRY BACK ON TRACT AND REMEMBER WHY WE ARE WE WE ARE TODAY! BECAUSE OUR FOREFATHERS DID NOT WANT OTHER COUNTRIES TO INVADE AMERICA AND TELL THEM WHAT THEY COULD OR COULD NOT DO! THATS WHY THEY DREW UP THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE AMMENDMENTS!TO PROTECT US!WE ARE NOT SLAVES TO ANYONE! THEY FOUGHT FOR US AS WE ARE FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US NOW! (WE SHOULD NOT BE FIGHTING EACH OTHER AND POINTING THE FINGERS, TRY AND HELP, GET INVOLVED,DON'T SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND WAIT TO SEE IF THIS COUNTRY WILL CHANGE BE PART OF THE CHANGE AND PARTICIPATE GET YOUR WHOLE FAMILY INVOLVED, STOP SENDING YOUR MONIES TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND LETS START FEEDING OUR OWN HOMELESS FAMILIES, YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR WHO JUST LOST THIER JOB, AND HAVE A FAMILY TO FEED THATS LIVING OUT OF THIER CAR. HELP EACH OTHER AMERICA.

David Armstrong
David Armstrong

Anyone who has felt the urge to strip off his or her clothes and stroll down Delray Beach in the buff can head to the city's annual citizen's roundtable discussion tonight, where Armstrong plans to push for a nude family beach. (THESE WERE NOT MY WORDS) CHANNEL 12 WPTV DOES NOT SUPPORT A FAMILY CLOTHING OPTIONAL BEACH BECAUSE ONE OF THIER OWN REPORTERS LIVES IN DELRAY BEACH AND HAS SMALL CHILDREN, SO IN RETURN THEY ARE FEEDING THE PUBLIC WRONG & NEGATIVE INFORMATION. I 'M LOOKING INTO GETTING A LAWYER FOR FALSE REPRESENTATION OF OUR EFFORTS FOR THE WHOLE UNITED STATES OF THIS GREAT AMERICA. THE REASON THEY ALLOW GAYS IN THE MILITARY IS MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MY STORY I TOLD ON FACEBOOK ABOUT MY VOLUNTEERISM WITH THE FIRE DEPT., MY SERVICE AS A GAY MAN IN THE US ARMY FOR 6 YEARS IN GERMANY, & NOT FOR MY FREEDOM BUT MY FAMILY AND OUR FOREFATHERS WHO CAME BEFORE US TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS & FOUGHT FOR WHAT WE ASMERICANS BELIEVE IN A FREE COUNTRY WITH EQUALL RIGHTS FOR US ALL.

Rene
Rene

Perhaps the good Mayor will explain to his understanding Hoteliers, Restauranteurs and gift shops why hard earned tourist $ are going to other counties? Visiting Nudists vote with our feet and travel to where we are appreciated with our children.

Rich Pasco
Rich Pasco

The photo is inappropriate for the story, as any visitor to Miami's Haulover Beach can attest: In the photo, the woman is the only one nude, and she's playing peek-a-boo with her breasts and genitals while bystanders snap photos. In a real nudist beach, everyone may go nude, nobody plays peek-a-boo, and cameras are unwelcome.

Cheri
Cheri

Haulover in the North Miami area brings in lots of tourist dollars. I would visit my sister more often if there were a clothing optional beach closer.

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

Bob
Bob

David, Please do not capitalize every word. It is like yelling to get your points across, and it is difficult to read. Please calm down.I agree with the need to set aside a portion of public beaches for nudists.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

David, feel free to call me to discuss this. You can reach me at 754-200-1972.

Eric Barton, editor, New Times

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

LOOKS LIKE CHANNEL 12 won't be getting any more stories from me! Linsey you need to wake up and smell the 21st century!

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

Cheri
Cheri

Nudism is about de-stressing, relaxing, and returning to innocence. It's about accepting yourself and others for who you are, how you act, and what you say rather than what you look like, own, or wear. It's the great human equalizer; enjoying the wind, water, air on you w/o constricting clothing. Those brought up in a nudist environment have fewer body issues. Marilyn Story, a well-known sociologist has published a number of journal articles about the benefits of children being in nude households.

Marilyn Story, in the Journal of Psychology, Vol. 118, first Half, Sept. 1984 "Comparisons of Body Self-Concept between Social Nudists & Nonnudists"

Marilyn Story, in Jour. of Social Psychology, 1979, 108, 49-56 "FactorsAssociated w/More Positive Body Self-Concepts in Preschool children"

Robin Lewis & Louis Janda, in The Relationship Between Adult SexualAdjustment & Childhood Experiences Regarding Exposure to Nudity, Sleeping in the Parental Bed, &Parental Attitudes Toward Sexuality, Arch. of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 17, No.4, 1988

Marilyn Story in "A Comparison of Social Nudists & Non-nudists on Experience w/Various Sexual Outlets" Journ. of Sex Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp197-211, May 1987

Mary S. Calderone, M.D., in "The Family Book About Sexuality," states:" ... with very young children accustomed from the beginning to nudity inthemselves and their parents, a great deal is taken for granted, and itdoesn't seem to be much of an issue to them. What nudity does is make iteasy for children to become absolutely certain about just how men andwomen are made. This knowledge is of great importance in assuring the child of his or her own correct gender. The differences in body states and sizes - and in body organs - can then be taken for granted and will provide an accurate image of how they themselves, or the opposite sex, will look when grown up. Children whose parents feel at ease in such natural events as stepping out of the shower, toweling, and walking back to their room to dress are fortunate."

A suggested book is GROWING UP WITHOUT SHAME by Dennis Craig Smith,ISBN 1-55599-001-0

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

DAVID  ARMSTRONG
DAVID ARMSTRONG

Start using the beach nude, that will show the city there is a need! bring your own signs that state " Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers"

Areyounew486
Areyounew486

Mary S, Calderone, M.D. is condoning the hotbed, format and acceptance of under aged girls being in the presence of adult males penis being displayed, no normal woman would want her under aged daughter to have male genetilia displayed in to her adolescent daughter the name of her corrupetd and preverted assumptions that nudity makes it certain just how men and women are made. Fact: throughtout the ages girls and boys have had no difficulty realizing that there is a difference in the genders. A under aged boy does not need to view an adult woman's vagina either to know that there is a difference. This excuse for a Woman excuse for a M.D is in need of sanctions, psychiatry and some time in the County Jail.

Worried
Worried

486 - you have some issues that need to be discussed with a qualified therapist.

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Loading...