Tag: Nude Hot Springs

A listing of clothing-optional hot springs in California where you can soak nude without a swimsuit. Nudity is common at many public hot pools like Deep Creek Hot Springs. Soaking in your birthday suit can be quite liberating, as many hot springers prefer to participate sans suit.

Nude Hot Springs – What You Need to Know

The majority of hot springs where nude is the norm typically have signs posted warning potential soak seekers of ‘bare’ habitat. If you are not comfortable with nudity then you might want to consider avoiding clothing-optional hot springs. If you want to enjoy a hot soak where nudity is the norm, by all means, go! The experience is often worth it.

Please remember to respect one another and leave judgments aside when visiting these special places. The majority of hot springers that soak nude do so as a way to peacefully connect with nature. Be courteous, friendly and short-winded unless chatter is the general consensus. It’s actually possible to swap stories and enjoy a peaceful soak.

Tips for Getting Naked at the Hot Springs

  • Rinse your body before and after soaking in any clothing-optional hot springs if possible.
  • Sunglasses and a sun hat (Buy on Amazon) are actually worth the trouble when day soaking for the simple reason that the sun reflects off the water. They help protect your eyes and skin!
  • Bring a couple of quick-drying towels. One to stand on and one to dry off with. Large microfiber towels (Buy on Amazon) are nice because of how fast they dry.



Complete Listing of Clothing-Optional Hot Springs in California

Saline Valley Hot Springs

Wild Willy’s Hot Spring

Benton Hot Springs

Sespe Hot Springs

Travertine Hot Springs

Deep Creek Hot Springs

Montecito Hot Springs – Hot Springs Canyon

Wilbur Hot Springs

Whitmore Hot Springs

Buckeye Hot Springs

Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur

Willett Hot Springs

Gaviota Hot Springs Near Santa Barbara

Harbin Hot Springs

Tassajara Hot Springs and Zen Mountain Center

Orr Hot Springs Resort

Mono Hot Springs

Living Waters Spa

Esalen Hot Springs and Institute

Delight’s Hot Springs Resort