My wife and I love visiting nude beaches and resorts. We have been trying to compile a list of nude beaches and resorts across the United States including Pennsylvania. So this begs the question, what is available for Pennsylvania nude beaches and resorts?
In general, Pennsylvania nudists have a lot of options to check out. There are no active public Pennsylvania nude beaches but there is a wide selection of Pennsylvania nudist resorts. The selection in Pennsylvania is much better than what you will find in most states.
So let’s take a look at what this state has to offer the Pennsylvania nudist. We will look at Pennsylvania nude beach options, Pennsylvania nudist resort options, and Pennsylvania nudist group options. We will also look at some travel options and alternative lifestyle options.
Pennsylvania Nude Beaches
Unfortunately, there are not any public Pennsylvania nude beaches. According to the website findlaw.com, Pennsylvania’s indecent exposure laws are pretty broad and carry punishments of up to two years in jail (or more if involving a minor).
In other words, I wouldn’t risk going nude unless at a Pennsylvania nude resort. These nude resorts provide plenty of areas to sun, swim, and socialize in the nude without worrying about getting in trouble with the law.
If you want to travel a little bit, your closest real nude beach would be to check out the popular Gunnison nude beach in New Jersey. This is a public nude beach where you can let it all hang out at an actual ocean beach.
If you want to travel a little bit further, your best bet is to try some great legal public nude beaches in Florida. Florida has the best nude beach options in the Eastern USA. You can check out the Top Nude Beaches in Florida.
Pennsylvania Nude Resorts
There is a great selection of Pennsylvania nudist resorts. There are more spots available in Pennsylvania than you will find in most of the northeast.
These Pennsylvania nude resorts are a great way to relax in the buff and make some new friends. We love relaxing poolside and in the hot tubs that most of these spots offer. If you are a Pennsylvania nudist, we recommend that you check out all of these fabulous spots.
You can also check out The Other Type of Nudists: Swingers Resorts in Pennsylvania section for info on another way to go naked in Tennessee. This is a totally different experience than Tennesse nudist resorts so make sure you know what you are getting into.
Penn Sylvan (PCHS) Nudist Resort
5028 Camp Rd,
Mohnton, PA 19540
Penn Sylvan is a family-orientated nudist campground/resort located about an hour’s drive west of Philadelphia. This year-round resort has over 130 acres and is highly regarded by Pennsylvania nudists.
Resort amenities include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub, a sauna, a playground for kids, walking trails, tennis, volleyball, Pickle Ball, petanque (two courts), badminton, shuffleboard, and rec hall.
Penn Sylvan has a ton of positive reviews from Pennsylvania nudists. Most love the year-round facilities that are kept exceptionally clean. The biggest complaint is the lack of food facilities at the resort so be sure to bring your own food with you.
In order to visit Penn Sylvan, you will need to be a member or purchase a daily pass. Yearly membership rates are $1100 for a single membership or $1200 for a family membership. There are also some discounted rates for members that are under 30.
Day passes are priced at $45/day for singles or couples in the summer, $35 for singles or couples in the winter, $35 for young adults, $30 for passes after 5 pm, and $20 for first-time visitors.
Overnight accommodations are motel rooms starting at $38/night, cabins starting at $65/night, camping spots starting at $20/night, and RV spots at $45/night. These overnight rates do not include the day fees. You will need to call in order to make reservations.
Sunny Rest Resort
425 Sunny Rest Dr,
Palmerton, PA 18071
Sunny Rest Resort is a clothing-optional family-friendly Pennsylvania nude resort. This Pocono mountain area resort is typically open from May to October. This is a great area to find tons of things to do close to the resort.
This resort is clothing optional for most areas but nudity is required at the pool and hot tub. Sunny Rest is open to all ages. This resort is family-friendly but has a ton of fun options for the family.
Pennsylvania nudists give this resort extremely high reviews. People rave about how clean this Pennsylvania nudist resort is and what a great little vacation it is. Everyone states that it is such a nice and relaxing stay with all of the summer amenities that you would want.
The amenities at this Pennsylvania nude resort include an outdoor heated pool, a poolside restaurant, a poolside cafe, a bar, a nightclub & lounge, massage & spa facilities, an outdoor hot tub, tennis courts, basketball courts, pickleball courts, billiards, children’s playground, and hiking & biking trails.
In order to visit Sunny Rest Resort, you need to pay for a day pass. Rates are the same for a single adult, a couple, or a family. These rates are $65 for a weekday or $75 for a weekend day or a holiday. Young adult rates (18-35) are reduced to $47 for a weekday and $52 for a weekend or a holiday.
Day rates are reduced after 5 pm and are only $40 on weekdays and $50 for weekend days & holidays. For young adults, the weekday rate is $30 and $35 for weekend days & holidays.
Overnight accommodation rates include your day fees plus breakfast. For hotel rooms, the rate is $190 on weekdays and $320 on weekends. For cabins, the rate is $230 on weekdays and $325 on weekends. Rv and camping sites include day fees but not breakfast, camping sites are $94 and RV sites are $105.
White Thorn Lodge
383 State Line Rd,
Darlington, PA 16115
White Thorn Lodge is a family-friendly Pennsylvania nudist resort located on 200 acres in Western Pennsylvania. This highly-rated nudist resort is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Reviews of this Pennsylvania nudist resort focus on how clean and friendly this place is. Everyone seems to be planning a return trip and truly enjoying their time in the nude at White Thorn Lodge.
Resort amenities include a heated swimming pool, conversation pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, pickleball courts, snack bar, rental cabins, a pond, playground, children’s activity hall, and walking trails.
In order to use White Thorn Lodge, you need to pay the ground fees. The rate on weekends is $25 per adult, $20 per young adult, or a family pass at $15 per adult. On weekends, the rate is $25 per adult. A season pass is available at $1500 per couple or $1000 per individual.
Overnight rates do not include your ground fees. The overnight rates at this Pennsylvania nudist resort are $55/night for rooms, $10/night for camping, and $20/night for RV. As you can see these rates are incredibly affordable.
1067 Stoneybreak Rd,
Warfordsburg, PA 17267
The Pen-Mar Club is a small family-orientated nudist park that is owned and operated by its members. Located on 60 acres in south-central Pennsylvania this is another highly-rated Pennsylvania nude resort.
This resort is open to Pennsylvania nudists on weekends from May to October. Non-members need to call ahead before showing up to Pen-Mar to get a visitation spot. Most of the resort is clothing optional but the pool is nudity required.
Online reviews of Pen-Mar Club give this Pennsylvania nudist resort very high marks for its cleanliness and friendliness. There are not a lot of negatives given for this small club. It may not have all of the amenities of the bigger resorts but the visitors seem to love it.
Amenities at Pen-Mar include a heated outdoor pool, sand volleyball, community campfires, clubhouse, catch & release fish pond, walking trails, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and petanque.
Pen-Mar is a cash-only resort. The day fees for visitation are $35/day for singles and $45/day for couples.
Overnight accommodations do not include the day fees. Cabins start at $45 for the night, tenting at $20 per night, and RV sites start at $35 for the night.
314 Beechwood Ln,
Ashfield, PA 18212
Beachwood is one of the rare spots in this area of the country that is open year-round. This is a family orientated naturist nudist spot located in the Poconos area about 25 miles from Allentown.
The Beachwood lodge is located on about 34 acres of rolling countryside. The visitors here have great things to say about both the staff and other guests. Everyone also has a lot of great comments about the cleanliness of Beachwood Lodge.
Amenities of Beachwood Lodge include an enclosed heated pool, a huge sun lawn, a small diner, a tennis court, volleyball, a fitness room, hiking trails, two indoor hot tubs, an outdoor hot tub, a sauna, sun decks, an indoor game room, indoor den with fireplace, and children’s play area.
Ground fees are $40 per day for singles or couples. There are discounts available for nudist association members.
Overnight accommodations include hotel-style rooms starting at $45 per night, overnight tenting at $25 per night, and motor home spots starting at $25 per night. These overnight fees do not include your ground fees.
Oneida Campground & Lodge
2580 E Lake Rd,
New Milford, PA 18834
Oneida Campground is a clothing-optional LGBTQIA+ campground that is open to those 21+. Their stated policy states that overt public sexual activity is not permitted but this is considered to be a place that is a pretty active place for people to meet and party.
You would not consider Oneida Campground to be a naturist nudist spot.
The overall reviews of Oneida Campground are very high. The guests seem to love this spot and return year after year. People say that the staff and guests are extremely friendly and the facilities are kept extremely clean.
Amenities at Oneida Campground include heated pools, ponds, docks, a disco, a bar, and a weekend cafe.
Day fees at Oneida are very reasonable at $7 per person on weekdays and $12 per person on weekends.
Accommodations at Oneida Campground are extremely reasonable as well. The rates are all per-person rates.
Lodge rooms start at $25 on weekdays and $55 on weekends. Cabins start at $35 on weekdays and $60 on weekends. RV sites at $20 on weekdays and $35 on weekends. Tenting is $15 on weekdays and $30 on weekends.
Pennsylvania Nudist Groups
There do not seem to be any non-landed Pennsylvania nudist groups. These are groups that do not own nudist resorts that will put on events for nudists. Pennsylvania probably doesn’t have any of these groups because there are so many available Pennsylvania nudist resorts.
In other states, these groups will usually do a short-term takeover of resorts or hotels to have a nudist event. With all of the options that are open to Pennysylvania nudists, these groups are not as needed as they may be in other states.
The Other Type of Nudists: Swingers Resorts in Pennsylvania
When someone is looking for Pennsylvania nudist resorts, it is important to take into account what you are looking for. A traditional naturist nudist resort is a completely different experience from a swinger clothing-optional resort. Going to the wrong type may lead to some unexpected surprises for you.
This article is geared towards Pennsylvania nudist resorts but if you are more interested in the swinger experience you can check out Pennsylvania Swinger Clubs and Swinger Resorts.
In a nutshell, naturists nudists look at nudity as a natural state of being that is not tied to sex. Therefore these places can be family-orientated and sexual activity is not encouraged or allowed. Swingers look at nudity as being totally about sexuality. Sexual activity is allowed and encouraged.
You can read Naturist or Swinger Nude Resorts and Beaches for details on the difference.
You will find that nude beaches and nudist resorts tend to be geared towards naturists. Swinger resorts are definitely for the swingers.