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Welcome to the Southern California Naturist Association

SCNA is a clothing-optional "travel club." We are a group of nudists and friends in the Greater Los Angeles area with no specific park or resort to call home. That frees us to explore the many opportunities for recreation and socializing that are available in our warm, beautiful region.

Within these pages you may encounter pictures of normal people just like you having fun camping, hiking, boating, and such, except they are doing so without the restriction of clothing. This website reflects our family-friendly orientation and illustrates the fun activities that we enjoy. It also has many articles and links that are excellent resources for expanding one's understanding of nudism in America and world-wide.

If you live in a community whose standards do not permit you to view frontal nudity, or if you are under the age where your local community permits you to view these kinds of photos please leave this site now, and if you are looking for sexual content or innuendo you have definitely come to the wrong place!

SCNA: Southern California Naturist Association

About the SCNA…

SCNA is a clothing-optional "travel club," which means it has no specific park or resort to call home. We meet in the backyards of members with swimming pools or Jacuzzis, or we go sailing off the coast, or we hike on secluded mountain trails, or visit local beaches where we can enjoy the surf and sand as nature intended.

We are the largest travel club in Southern California with paid members from San Diego to Santa Maria, although most live in and around Los Angeles and Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties. Membership is open to persons who are age 18+, single, couples and families, including same-sex partners. All must undergo an application screening process, and all agree to abide by our behavior guidelines at our sponsored events and activities.

But we do more than just have a lot of fun. We actively promote and encourage clothing-optional recreation and personal growth opportunities for all ages through our educational outreach programs. Through our speakers bureau, our publications, and our web site, we strive to create and provide access to clothing-optional environments where the unclothed human body is celebrated, where human sensuality is accepted, and where personal choice is respected.

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Huntington Beach Pool Update

Thanks for the great response to the Naturist Action Committee Alert calling for action to preserve the rights and privileges of naturists in the City of Huntington Beach, CA.

The naturist presence at the January 19 meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council received national press coverage and we hope that it, along with the many messages sent by people from around the country, will convince the Council to end the discriminatory policy.

If you appreciate these efforts, please consider making a generous donation to NAC. It is truly appreciated and necessary for the continuation of their fine work on our behalf.

Where Skinny-Dipping is Good Clean Fun!


Glen Eden Sun Club offers a full membership for $68/yr with a $12.50 per-visit gate fee to SCNA members (you must also belong to AANR to qualify.) Call SCNA at (818) 225-2273 to take advantage of this special offer!

AANR award 2011 - Best Website AANR award - 2011 Best Newslettter

SCNA has been awarded Best Club Website and Best Club Newsletter for our club size. Thanks to the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and AANR-Western Region.