You Can Own a Former Nude Beach in California for $35 Million
We have a feeling there won’t be a thread of disappointment in this purchase.
Just a few miles north of the laid-back surfer town of Santa Cruz, there’s a plot of land where the rugged California terrain meets the Pacific. It’s pristine, private, and blessed with a long stretch of sand bookended by dramatic cliffs that shoot down into the sea.
And if you were to visit this same secluded beach a decade ago, you might go for the sunset and find yourself staring at a full moon instead.
The private coastline, once known as Red White & Blue Beach, was a clothing optional hangout and nudist campground from 1970 until the mid 2000s, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Now, the current owner—a descendent from the campground founder—is asking a whopping $35 million for the entire 175 acre property.
In addition to the hidden beach (which remains public—but not nude—if you can access it from outside the property), the land includes acres of rolling organic farmlands and a 19th-century farmhouse with three bedrooms and two baths. Sweeping panoramic ocean vistas meet the eye from virtually every inch of the property.
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The current owner says he’s looking for a buyer who’s interested in preserving and protecting the land, and perhaps restoring it to its historic ranching roots, reports the San Jose Mercury News. He’d also be open to a developer who would convert the private land into an eco-hotel or resort.
And that’s the naked truth. See more of this jaw-dropping property below: