Local, National, and International mainstream (i.e., mixed) Naturist Organizations and Clubs
GNI encourages you to join and support local, national, and international mainstream (i.e., mixed) naturist organizations, clubs, or membership resorts. These entities provide opportunities for naturists to get together in celebration, while some also engage in political, legal defense, public relations, and education and advocacy for naturism. Connect via the links below:
The Naturist Society (TNS, in which GNI originated as a special interest group)
South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association (SFFB/FNA) — Regional TNS affiliate with which GNI partners on public events, advocacy, and other projects.
Also, B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable adjunct to SFFB. (We welcome collaboration with other such groups. To inquire, contact GNI’s Club and Naturist Outreach Liaison.)
Beach Ambassador training . SFFB co-hosts this program with B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute. Beach Ambassador (BA)
Beach trainings are usually scheduled quarterly. Most occur on Haulover Beach in Miami, FL, but they occasionally take place elsewhere to benefit other current or potential clothing-optional beaches.* BAs are volunteers that serve as beach monitors and greeters, a combination of block watch and welcome wagon. For their service, BAs at Haulover Beach get a cool hat, ID badge, and free parking on their duty days. Seasonal residents are welcome to participate.
Gay outreach: The north end of the clothing-optional section of Haulover Beach is the part that’s most popular with the guys, but it doesn’t have sufficient BA coverage. SFFB and B.E.A.C.H.E.S. are reaching out to gay patrons of Haulover Beach who frequent the north end and have the community knowledge and sensitivity to perform well there as BAs.
Check dates of upcoming trainings and get more info and register. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a training session, contact Ken.
* There are also active Beach Ambassador programs operating under the Haulover Beach model for Blind Creek Beach in Fort Pierce, FL under the auspices of the Friends of Blind Creek Beach committee of Treasure Coast Naturists and for Bates Beach in Carpinteria, CA under the aupices of the Friends of Bates Beach division of Southern California Naturist Association (SCNA).
International Naturist Federation (INF-FNI) – Find your national naturist federation (outside the United States) under Federations. Most national federations provide links to their constituent or affiliated organizations, clubs, and resorts.
Vita Nuda – Network of young adult nudist groups
Young Naturists America – Promoting a healthy body image, advocating for more social acceptance, and working to end bullying.