Finally, government at work! The Venice Neighborhood Council recently approved a motion which grants women “the same rights as men to sunbathe topless on the sands of Venice Beach,” reasoning Venice Beach was modeled around the “European culture of Venice, Italy,” and “topless bathing is commonplace throughout Europe.” Don’t expect to see bare, bouncing boobies on Venice Beach anytime soon though. The motion still has to go to the L.A. City for approval. “I think it’s safe to say that most of our constituents would rather we keep our eyes on more pressing problems facing our city,” Yusef Robb, the mayor’s official wet blanket, told Reuters. Martin Squires, a Venice Beach surf instructor, begged to differ. “I’m all for it,” Squires insisted. “It’s time that America grew up.” In the meantime, check the Boob Map at http://gotopless.org, and circle August 23, Go Topless Day, on your girlfriend’s calendar—hell, on every girl’s calendar.
While no beaches currently guarantee an arrest-free, citation-free clothing-free experience, the following U.S. beaches have a long-standing tradition of knocker nudity: