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I understand that all of South Beach allows topless sunbathing. But I'm curious if there is a particular section of South Beach where it is more prominent? We are also looking for a good hotel that isn't very kid friendly. We're thinking the Surfcomber or Shore Club Is NOT kid friendly? I know the Standard does not even allow kids but it is not on the sand. Your 2 choices are good for plenty of beachy action. The Shore Club may be more of a party spot and the Surfcomber will probably be a little nicer hotel overall. As to the b bies - there is not set spot where they pop out. Thanks AG - yes, not kid-friendly.
You should also put back on your shirt before exiting the beach back onto public boardwalks or into restaurants and stores as most places have a zero-tolerance policy for nudity of any kind. You can always ask the hotel about their policy. Being nude in Florida is not technically legal, except in designated nude areas. The official Florida state ruling on nudity in public places comes from State Statute What this means for the average hopeful nude beachgoer is that nudity in and of itself is not a violation of this statute—only vulgar, sexual acts are prohibited. The many cases that have been brought before the Florida Supreme Court and its lower courts have determined that nudity alone is not lewd, lascivious, or indecent exposure. So, although nudity is not technically legal on undesignated beaches in Florida, as long as you're not being vulgar in your naked state, law enforcement will not ticket you for deciding to go topless on one of Miami's many beaches.
Stepping onto a nude beach in Florida isn't exactly like stepping onto the set of a sultry music video with a cast of extremely attractive, scantily-clad people. It's a little more like stepping onto the set of Cocoon. But you know what? Who cares. The point of a nude beach is to not care what anyone thinks of your body, and just be proud of what God gave you without marring it with unsightly tan lines. But for some reason, Florida has precious few places where you can tan au naturel without fear of embarrassing legal repercussions. So pack up your cooler, bring a little extra sunscreen, and leave your judgment at home.