I’ve actually stayed at this resort a number of times over the years. The people are friendly, the grounds & buildings are clean, and it’s just an all-around good time!
I wasn’t aware of the history behind this resort, but I am glad that Aunt Pete and Uncle Jim allowed the “beatniks” to stay!
I have just come home from a very nice weekend getaway. The getaway was to Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa. Aunt Pete and Uncle Jim Hadley sort of accidentally started the resort back in 1964.
I say accidentally, because they did not initially start out with a nudist resort in mind. As my aunt told me, my uncle had been working for the Miami Herald as a photographer and they had been living on a houseboat in the bay. He wanted land and a good deal came along. They bought three hundred acres of orange grove on a lake with a trailer park established on it.
As the story goes, they first started making extra money selling oranges at a roadside stand. They also had tenants in some trailers on the lake. These tenants, mostly Bohemian beatniks, liked to run around nude. They were all into the back to…
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