UFO Beach, South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island’s UFO Beach garners its name from what can only be described as a UFO bearing the words “Nude Beach”.  The spaceship-like pod washed ashore and was decorated by beachgoers. 

This Texas beach, officially known as North Beach requires either a four-wheel drive or a ten-mile hike along a hot beach. Its secluded nature makes it a popular clothing-optional sunbathing spot and its status as one of the best nude beaches in the US make it popular with college students, so expect high crowds and revelry during spring break.

Check out this cool aerial video of the UFO Escape POD South Padre Island Texas

Nudity is not officially permitted in Padre Island National Seashore and while Rangers patrol the beach regularly, their attitudes seem to vary when it comes to sunbathing au natural. To avoid a possible ticket for disturbing the peace, err on the side of caution and cover up when beach patrols approach. In Texas, women are officially allowed to go topless anywhere men are, so it’s going sans bottoms that could truly get you in trouble.

There are no facilities at the beach and the closets porta-potty is some 13+ miles away.

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Don't Forget

  • Plenty of waterproof sunscreen and aloe! There’s no shade at UFO beach.