America's Puritan history makes nude beaches far and few between. Many states, like Alaska and Arkansas, have outright banned bathing in the buff, while others consider public nudity 'indecent exposure.'
But if you really want to shimmy off your swimsuit in public, there are only a handful of locations you can visit nationwide, unless you want to join clothing-option country clubs.
Hawaii and California both have bountiful options for beachgoers who want to feel the sun on their bare bottoms. They just have to be open to sharing space with surfers.
Visitors to Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, will not only see views of New York City, but they will also get quite the eyeful of their neighbors.
The location also helps out former frequenters of New York's largest nude beach on Fire Island that lost its clothing-optional status back in 2013.
Gunnison Beach is the only legal clothing-optional beach in New Jersey because it's on federal land managed by the National Park Service. This also means you can legally drink on the beach, so bare bottoms up.
If you don't want to skinny dip at night and risk ending up like the woman in 'Jaws,' then click below for beaches you can strip down and sun.
By: Morgan Giordano, AOL.com