r best bet is pirates cove safer and friendly.or if you like Laguna Del sol is having his annual nude stock festival September 13,14,15 and 16 the best placed to be, music,dancing ceckit out, my wife and i go every year we love it
We've never tried Gaviota after hearing Santa Barbara county isn't nudist friendly, so we go to Pirates Cove when we go to a beach to be nude. Understand both the state park rangers and the sheriffs will issue citations for being nude at any Santa Barbara beach. Is that true or just a story to keep the beaches for local nudists to enjoy? We don't need to be cited and have to register as sex offenders just for being nude on a beach.
Been to Pirates Cove, was a bit too clickish and non-friendly with lots of lookie-loos. No beach to just walk for miles on either. The best place I've found is near the Gaviota state park, I can park my rv at the park and walk for miles up to the nudist areas. Or I can drive up to the parking lot of the nudist area and walk down the trail to the beach. Either way is great since this beach is perfect for walking and being creative with the driftwood for wind breaks. Spent many a day building things with others just for the fun of doing something as a group. Very friendly people at this beach. Always sharing something.
I have gone to Gaviota a few times and thought it was a nice beach, it is about 45 mins above Santa Barbra, I also go to More Mesa, and enjoy them both when the weather is right. A little hike to both beaches, but well worth it