The American Association for Nude Recreation - Western Region
“We ought to be able to be comfortable being naked, and it doesn’t have to be about sex.”
– Patricia Arquette, Actress
Our thoughts exactly!
AANR West is a coalition of about thirty clubs. That means you choose the amount of clothing or lack of it that you wear. No judgments here! We want you to enjoy our events and activities without worrying about what you’re wearing or how your body looks. It’s all about body confidence.
According to a 2015 Zogby poll of American adults, 35% had gone skinny dipping at least once, and a whopping 73% believed individuals should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing at a location designated for that use.
We agree! You have rights over your body, whether its choosing to take a swim au naturel, play tennis or go on a hike. As a clothing-optional nonprofit organization – 501 (c) 7– AANR West (American Association for Nude Recreation, Western Region) advocates for nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings. We organize social events for our members. We educate and inform our members and those in the greater community about our way of life. Begin living a freer life. Call us today and find out how you can start enjoying a world of family-friendly nude recreation.
If you haven’t experienced the pure freedom of reading, hiking, bicycling, swimming, sunbathing or just being in the nude or have and want a safe environment in which to practice your way of life, AANR-West is here for you. Our events are focused on good, healthy family fun.
AANR-West provides education to our members about the areas where they can pursue their activities out of harm’s way, the legislation that may affect them and what their rights are. We also reach out to the greater community, many who view nudism or clothing optional groups as outcasts.
Find your place in the sun and celebrate!
Calendar of Events
Looking for a fun event? There’s always something going on in the Western Region. Check out our calendar of events and see what’s happening in your area this month.
Benefits of Membership
We’re fun to be around. We respect each other’s privacy. Our members include people of all sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and religions. We protect your rights to social nudity and much more.
Directory of AANR West
Naturist (Nudist) Clubs, Parks and Resorts
Whether you reside in the western U.S., Western Mexico or even the Philippines, AANR-West has a club, park or resort near you. Check out our directory now.
Is skinny-dipping on your bucket list?
It should be!
There is a misconception that nudity and lewd behavior go hand in hand. Let us assure you that wearing tight-fitting clothing or being scantily clad is much more erotic than wearing nothing at all. We have an ethics and behavior code that we expect all our members and attendees at our events to follow. Although each club has its own rules, some of the more commonly accepted behaviors include sitting on a towel (for hygienic reasons), and no gawking or photography allowed. Anyone in violation of the rules will be asked to leave immediately. Our goal is to help you further your sense of self-acceptance and to enjoy life au natural. That also means giving others the space to do so too.
But nudist colony or nudist camp haven’t been correct descriptions for decades. Our organization now prefers terms such as nudist clubs, parks or resorts. We refer to ourselves as naturists, nudists, members of clothing optional organizations, who believe in top freedom, social nudism, family nudity and other basic human rights. Find your true self at AANR West. Feel the freedom!
Quick Contact Form:
The American Association for Nude Recreation
P.O. Box 6313
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
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