La Selva


Rating: C

A few naked sunbathers show up here on a periodic basis. "It's duney, but also so wide open in places that rangers can drive up and down and harass people," a regular visitor says. What little nudity occurs usually happens on weekdays or when there aren't many other people present. Use discretion and be prepared to suit up fast, in case a beach cop appears.

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How to find it:

Just south of Rio del Mar, look for La Selva. Drive to Manresa State Beach (see next entry), then walk north along the sand.

The beach:

Various dunes before and after homes overlooking the ocean.

The crowd:

Use with care; this is mostly a family beach.


Riptides; undertow; cold water; increased law enforcement; proximity of homes.

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