While staying in Austin area for 3 day, we drove here on a Sunday Afternoon. A little cool Accidentally stumbled on this clothing optional beach on Lake Travis. For starters I am not a nudist but was interested in the idea of being completely free in nature. My husband and I visited even after the reviews about "creeps".
What better way to enjoy nature than au-naturel? Sure, it may seem weird to some, but more and more people are opening up to the idea of getting outside in their birthday suits. So here you go. Situated on acres of prime Lake Travis shoreline and about 20 minutes from downtown, Hippie Hollow offers plenty of quiet space for skinny dipping, as well as great trails for hiking. Travis County does prohibit anyone under 18 from entering, and rangers and frequent patrons help maintain a safe, friendly environment for everyone. Because of the ongoing Texas drought, Lake Travis water levels are at historic lows, and the hike down to the water line is long and steep, over rock ledges. Just the drive to the Oasis from Hippie Hollow is amazing, with views of mansions and cliffs overlooking the blue of Lake Travis, is an experience in itself. For those visiting Barton Springs pool, you will be close to so many great dining and drinking options, you might have trouble choosing. So whether you prefer a little topless spot among hip yogis at Barton Spring pool, or a stretch of rock ledge to lay out fully clothing-free at Hippie Hollow, Austin is a great place to enjoy nature, naturally. Jeff Guth Made Possible by.
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With summer in full swing, it's natural to want to shed your layers, especially when temperatures hover near Go Topless , an international topless advocacy group, says Texas is one of 36 states where "top freedom is in effect," or where no laws directly prohibit public toplessness. Austin is the only city in Texas to pass the "topless test," according to gotopless. In San Antonio women who go topless in public can be arrested under one of three penal codes, public lewdness , indecent exposure or disorderly conduct if it appears the public could be offended by the display, a representative from the San Antonio Police Department said. None of the codes specifically mention going shirtless, only public intercourse or the displaying of genitalia is mentioned. McFaddin beach in Galveston is an "unofficial nude beach," where going topless is allowed, since it's secluded and the local police will only enforce conduct laws if a complaint is made. It has also been rumored that many north South Padre Beaches are nudist friendly, according to websites like spionline.
When the sun's out and the temperature is climbing, there's no better place to enjoy Austin 's rugged, hilly scenery than Hippie Hollow Park , a lovely expanse of precipitous limestone cliffs and promontories set along the eastern shore of serpentine Lake Travis. Hippie Hollow is unusual and popular for one major reason: it's the only public park in Texas where nudity is officially permitted. It's not surprising that you'd find such a place on the outskirts of liberal, countercultural, and LGBT-friendly Austin.