Popular for off-shore and surf fishing; fishing permitted from 7 AM to 7 PM
Swim at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty
Sunbathing, Swimming, Fishing, Seashell Hunting, Wildlife Watching
Porta Potties, Boat Ramp
Free to visit
Free parking lots and street parking nearby
Blind Creek Beach is one of the most scenic Florida beaches, and it's the only clothing-optional one in St. Lucie County. This pristine, expansive shoreline with rolling dunes is located off the coast of Hutchinson Island, where you can find picturesque shorelines, nearby attractions, and coast naturists.
For many years, nude sunbathers have visited Blind Creek Beach to enjoy sunbathing, seacombing, fishing, and watching wildlife. In 2016, nudists were officially permitted to hang out on this stretch of beach.
The waters are clear, and the sun is almost always shining. Families, couples, and solo beachgoers all enjoy hanging out here! Although it can get crowded, especially during summer and on weekends, the beach has a peaceful vibe. It's the ideal destination for those who appreciate a natural, no judgment, laid-back beach experience.
In this guide, we'll tell you all about this fan-favorite beach and how you can enjoy a vacation in Fort Pierce, FL and at Blind Creek.
About Blind Creek Beach
Blind Creek Beach is an 8-mile stretch of beach with 36 acres of clothing-optional space. The beach offers a comfortable environment along the Florida coastline in the town of Fort Pierce. It welcomes all kinds of beach lovers, including families.
Blind Creek Beach has been a local naturist's favorite nude beach for decades. However, thanks to the local community's labor of love, the city made it an official nude beach in 2016. Some spaces don't legally permit nudity, but everyone doesn't follow this guideline.
For years, nudists from St. Lucie County have worked together to keep the beach a place for naturists before it was official. Today, the regular beach goers keep it a welcoming and clean beach for all visitors.
You can find free parking for Blind Creek on both sides of the highway between Frederick Douglass Beach Park and the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant.
Several beach access points make it convenient, and you'll see signs for the clothing-optional section. There are only a couple of areas where clothing is optional, but there's plenty of space for visitors to spread out and spend a few relaxing hours.
While you won't find many amenities at this natural beach, it's easy to spend time sunbathing, enjoying the views, and swimming in the warm waters. There's also a boat ramp for the Indian River Lagoon.
How to Get There
It's very easy to find Blind Creek Beach, whether you're a local, driving up from Miami, or visiting from elsewhere. It's located at 5460 South Ocean Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 34949.
From I-95, you'll take exit 101. Then, continue on FL 76 East to the beach.
When you arrive, you'll find lots of parking in a paved or grassy parking area. There's also street parking along South Ocean Dr. When you park, you'll see signs for the clothing-optional beach entrance sections.
Blind Creek Beach Reviews
"Beautiful clothing optional beach. Awesome people, respectful, friendly, no judgements zone."
"This place is so quiet and beautiful. Great place to sit back and relax."
"This is a very nice beach. I loved that it was a family friendly clothing optional beach too. Took my family, and all my kids had a blast playing in the giant waves without having to wear their bathing suit."
"This beach is amazing and it’s a freeing experience. The signs make it clear where clothing is optional and everyone acts likes it is a normal beach."
"This beach is one of the most serene beaches I have been to. Very clean and not much seaweed like other south Florida beaches. The volume of people has always been low when I go."
Where to Stay
If you plan to spend a few days or take a vacation at Blind Creek Beach, there aren't accommodation options right there. However, there are plenty of places to stay nearby. There are several hotels along Highway 1 away from shore. You can also find vacation rentals and quaint hotels on Hutchinson Island South.
Things to Do
There are plenty and things to do at and near the beach. You can explore around Hutchinson Island, and you can also head over to the mainland to Port St. Lucie, where you can appreciate vast nature.
The most popular area for visitors is Blind Creek Beachside North, but all surrounding parts of this shoreline offer plenty to appreciate. Popular activities include:
- Surf fishing
- Wildlife watching
- Seashell hunting
- Sunset views
You can also find Sandy Creeks Trails just left of the parking area as you 're walking towards the ocean.
If you want to change things up, you can explore nearby Fort Pierce beaches. Walton Rocks Beach is an incredible off-leash dog beach, and Herman's Bay Beach is an excellent spot to go surfing.
Frederick Douglas Memorial Park
Just north of Blind Creek is Frederick Douglas Memorial Park, a waterfront park and beach area. We highly recommend checking it out for another unique seaside experience. Along with swimming, picnicking, and fishing, you can also ride horses on this beautiful beach.
Savannas Preserve State Park
To enjoy more nature, be sure to visit Savannas Preserve State Park. This 10-mile coastal marsh reserve offers tons to see and do. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. The park is also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful destinations along Florida's East Coast. It boasts a colorful selection of unique flowers and plants, perfect for taking photos and appreciating nature.
Gator Trace Golf & Country Club
If you're looking to take a break from the beach and hit a round, Gator Trace Golf & Country Club is a popular Fort Pierce course. Arthur Hill beautifully designed this 18-hole par 70 golf course.