Tampa Area Naturists (TAN) is a non-profit naturist association, and is a proud member of The Naturist Society (TNS) national Naturist Network and a member of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). TAN supports family-oriented naturism as promoted by the International Naturist Federation (INF), with affiliates in 30 countries stretching from Canada to Brazil, and from Ireland to New Zealand. (You may visit the websites of select naturist organizations on our Links page.)


 TAN’s mission is:

  • to promote the family-oriented naturist ideals exemplified by The Naturist Society, the American Association for Nude Recreation, and the International Naturist Federation.
  • to protect  the American tradition of skinny-dipping at secluded lakes, streams and beaches, as practiced by diverse Americans throughout our nation’s history, including Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams and Theodore Roosevelt.
  • to obtain a safe, designated, clearly posted clothing-optional beach section in the Tampa Bay area on public land for the benefit of local citizens and to increase national and international tourism to the area, modeled on such successful facilities as those at Haulover Beach in South Florida and Gunnison Beach in New Jersey.
  • to provide social opportunities for area naturists and their families through gatherings at private homes and resorts, and outdoor recreational field trips to appropriate locations.
According to a 2006 Roper poll, 25% of Americans – and 32% of those under 35 – have enjoyed skinny-dipping or nude sunbathing, while 74% believe that such should be allowed without interference at accepted locations.  Visit our Media Center for more information.

Membership in TAN is open to anyone who shares our goals.    Join in to be part of the fun!!!   To get started with TAN, simply download the TAN Membership Application, fill it out, and then mail it in along with a check for your membership dues. After your membership application has been approved, you will then have full access to all of our activities as well as our private Yahoo! Group.   We need your support to obtain a designated clothing optional beach for the Tampa Bay area!


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Tampa Area Naturists, Inc. PO Box 923 Lutz, Florida 33548-0923