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South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association (SFFB/FNA) and B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute invited the public to celebrate with us on Haulover Beach in Miami the 25th anniversary of Haulover's clothing-optional section on the weekend of July 9-10, 2016.
(In case of bad weather, the backup dates were the following weekend, July 16-17, but the weather turned out to be sunny and dry on the original dates.)
The celebration included:
Activities and entertainment. Including live DJs, serving of anniversary cake and lemonade, games, and drum circle (Sat., 6-8 p.m.).
Recognition of naturist clubs and other entities. Naturist clubs and entities such as nudist resorts and other businesses from all over the United States and Canada were invited to attend as a group and fly their banners in a show of naturist unity and diversity. This was targeted for Saturday, July 9, but groups had the option of doing it on Sunday as well.
Naturist expo. Naturist clubs, resorts, and other businesses had an option to rent space for a very limited number of exhibitor booths. See below for those participants and click on their logos for more info about them. Please patronize our partners, boosters, and sponsors, and tell them you found out about them here!
Select food and merchandise vendors were lined up, and B.E.A.C.H.E.S. offered merchandise such as T-shirts, beach towels, and sarongs for set donations. Vendors were welcome to reserve space on line, but had to do so by June 30.
Coming from out of town? We arranged for special rates at area hotels. See the table at right for suggested lodgings, listed in descending order of proximity to Haulover Beach parking. We advised visitors to say they were coming for the Haulover Beach 25th anniversary event. Visitors should always cite Haulover Beach as their draw to the area.
Food trucks: Check out the fine foods that were served. Please patronize them and tell them you found out about them here!
Hotels recommended by Shirley, "Mother of Haulover Beach"
Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd St, N Miami Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
daddy O hotel miami
Longtime supporter of B.E.A.C.H.E.S., SFFB, and Haulover
9660 E Bay Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor Islands (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Baltic Hotel Miami Beach
7643 Harding Ave, Miami Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Ocean Surf Hotel
7436 Ocean Terr, Miami Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Villa Byron Suites
7320 Byron Ave, Miami Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
6600 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort
19201 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Best Western Plus Windsor Inn
12210 Biscayne Blvd, N Miami (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
Best Western On the Bay Inn & Marina
1819 79th St Cswy, N Bay Village (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Neptune Hollywood Beach Hotel
310 McKinley St, Hollywood (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
Ocean Spray Hotel
4130 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Above: DJ Hana (left) spun music on Saturday afternoon. The DJ for Sunday was William Penn House, Jr. (center). One of the body painters on Sunday was Jessie Melero (right, in T-shirt, with model).
Below: Body painting and art by Jeff & Caity Simón of Simon917ink.
Above: Haulover 25th Anniversary slide show. Included is a video clip of Shirley and Richard Mason, co-founders of Haulover Naturist Beach, receiving facsimile of plaque honoring their achievement and continued stewardship during 25 years. Actual plaque to be installed and dedicated on Haulover Beach on a date TBA. (Photos by David Baum; video by Al Rohde.)