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Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches & Resorts, Updated Edition Paperback – November 30, 1997

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About the Author

Lee Baxandall, an avid skinny-dipper since his youth as a Boy Scout in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, organized one of the first and largest celebrations of American clothes-optional beaches at Cape Cod National Seashore in 1975-76. He went on to form The Naturist Society in 1980 and authored the first edition of The World Guide to Nude Beaches & Recreation that same year. His unique and popular guide book is updated regularly; the 1998 release is the fifth edition. More than 350,000 copies have been sold.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Elysium Growth Pr; Updated edition (November 30, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934106215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934106214
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,725,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
The latest edition of the "World Guide" is better than ever. I've purchased most of the other guides for clothing-optional recreation available in English, and the "World Guide" covers many more nude hot springs, free beaches, and nudist clubs than anything else in print. I've been to most of the places in the Pacific Northwest that the guide talks about, and so far the directions and descriptions have been accurate and up to date. I take xeroxed copies of relevant pages with me as my wife and I travel from state to state, and from country to country. The photography is also fantastic. The publisher is not ashamed of using complete nudity, but it is not at all "racy." I've shown this book to my friends to help explain what naturism is all about.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mark Storey on May 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is clearly the best guide to family-friendly clothing optional recreation that is written in English. Most of the other naturist guides tell you about clothing optional hot springs, OR nudist clubs, OR nude beaches. But Baxandall's book covers them all...from the Caribbean to the USA, from Asia to Europe. The photographs are beautiful and of "coffee table" quality. I recommend this book to anyone interested in non-lewd nude recreation.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
Lee Baxandall has crafted a reasonably concise and complete guide to areas where nudity may be enjoyed. This includes formal and informal nude beaches, with detailed directions on how to get there, and also includes established nudist resorts from around the world. This compliments the North American Guide to Nude Recreation. The photographs show happy, relaxed people of all ages unashamedly enjoying the freedom of nudisty in various settings. This book gives a good overview of the nudist lifestyle.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1997
Format: Paperback
Dr. Leisure is the number one provider of information on nude recreation on the internet. Lee Baxandall's World Guide is the best and most comprehensive published source of information available that I know of.

Great photography! And perhaps more importantly, accurate information and directions on how to find the beaches/resorts listed.

DrLeisure.com
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Fahrquar on December 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
The best resource of its kind and its updated regularly by the publishers who manage to keep current by maintaining contact with contacts worldwide. 'Holy Nature the Book' is great for those interested in Family Naturism in Russia and 'The North American Guide' is good for the U.S. (both available through Amazon as well).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "ahenhouse" on October 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
It's true you have to double check the info -- but he tells you that several times -- every one know that goes double outside the US -- but it is a very good resource and starter guide for those new to this -- as long as you remember that things are always changing out there -- this is diffently a good place to start
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 1998
Format: Paperback
In regards to the earlier publication (90), I found that the beaches were no longer clothing optional. Primarily: Mexico, French West Indies, and Kauai. The guide was only l-2 years old and I found it inaccurate. Conclusion: Status of beaches changes over short time. You can be very unwelcomed at some of the sites Lee suggests in earlier edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jürgen von Steinkellner on April 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
Hermann and me are on the pointy end of nudist bathing. We were born naked. The fascism and oligarchs who own all the fashion labels tell us to wear clothes so we fill up their coffers and cut down old growth forests for there catalogues. My companion and I like to throw off our oppression and parade around in who we really are. Freedom. Sunlight. Care free frolics in the shallows. This is a good book. I am happy it does not tell of scandal which Hermann caused at main Swedish nude beach Svardson where he disaapepared behind rocks and them came out at half mast to impress other nudists and I told him you cannot make a mountaintop out of mole hill. Our hounds Hanna and Oscar are nudists too. There should be nudist beaches for dogs or it is another victory for speciesism. Join us me and Hermann and the nude hounds on beach and give V for victory signed in reverse to the well dressed fascists
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