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bigbuzz #301

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/12/2009 10:00:30Copy HTML

We went out today and it was wonderful. Must have been, no less than 50 thongers. Everybody in great moods and enjoying the day. Had no strange activities or lurkers around so everything was calm. But I have to tell you this little story.  The ranger came down the beach today looking for me. Said about a month ago a gentleman stopped in the office to complain of a "gay hater" bully on the beach. Funny how even though he would not tell me who I bet I could point the person out very quickly.  Said the person complaining had had complaints against himself and that we all have to get along. They are trying to let us police ourselves and keep the beach legal. The ranger said I should just keep a small memory card available and take pictures of the activities. Then give them a call and they will come out.

First let me tell you we have a large number of gay beach people we talk with and sit near. Gay does not bother us. Illegal sexual activity and unwanted leers are what we have issues with. I don't care if it is two men, two women, or a man and a woman it is wrong at the public beach anytime of day or night.

Funny how everybody today was walking around talking to each other and having a good time.  The 1% of trouble was not out today. I guess every now and then when you have to make a point you have to upset someone. I have no problem upsetting the 1% that causes problems. 
JM_Runs #302

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/12/2009 10:59:27Copy HTML

Sounds like the ranger was letting you know that instead of you having to take the heat from problem individuals, (who may in turn make your life difficult by filing harassment charges against you), that they have your back.

Sounds like they were telling you to call and let them know who the person is and what they were doing, so that they can take care of the problem.

Sounds like you are being asked to be their ears and eyes when they are not around, and take pictures when necessary, then call them.

Having the ranger back you up, and having them prepared to go out to apply some corrective pressure or removal appears to be a good solution.   There is nothing like being seen as part of the solution and not part of the problem. 
bigbuzz #303

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/13/2009 12:09:18Copy HTML

I agree completely.  Everyone needs to understand that places like Haulover have Lifeguards on the nude beach. Playalinda has a great group of regulars that do not allow misconduct on the beach. The loss of Lido Beach and the loss of the northern end of Ft. Desoto came from misconduct not thongs. Most people are not disgusted with thongs or do they have major issues with people wearing thongs. It is a chosen few that will ruin it for everyone. I relate it to drinking alcohol.  Maybe you like to drink a few beers every night. But you do it at home because drinking and driving are against the law.  But what if they were going to outlaw alcohol becuase of those that do drink and drive instead of just taking care of the few.  The rangers hear complaints about people in thongs not specific people. Nobody has a name tag on and most people are unable to identify a head out in the water or someone that has gotten dressed and is walking down the beach with their stuff.  So the whole thong community gets penalized. It solves the problems of complaints and frees up the rangers for other duties.  I will make sure to use the ranger for complaints. Not about people out nude or topless women but misconduct on the beach.  I am not even talking alcohol. I am talking sexual advances and acts.
rock1212 #304

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/13/2009 02:23:26Copy HTML

If it weren't for the trouble makers, that would help things out at Ft DeSoto park!
bigbuzz #305

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/13/2009 08:54:46Copy HTML

Rock- Do you mean the people doing the misconduct or the people trying to stop it?

Five years ago this problem did not exist in the area where the thongers are located now.  The misconduct was being done in two areas. One known as East Beach and the otehr was the north point.  Both areas got major complaints of sexual activity. Mostly men. Very few couples from what I have been told.  It was men doing different sexual activities. So the rangers really beefed up patrols and had the Sheriff come in and help with patrols. They busted a lot of people. So the whole Park got cleaned up for a couple of years. Then they came in and cut off the beach completely in an area that was frequented and enjoyed by many thongers.  It stayed that way for about 5 months. In that time a lot of thongers found other beaches to go to or moved away.  So the base of regular thongers deminished and since last year we have started having the problems arise.  We are unable to go every weekend and a lot of people have other obligations. So we are limited in our ability to keep the activity out. I honestly expect the few trouble makers to end up ruining it for all the thongers. They have managed to get two of the three beach areas closed now. Not sure where they will go next. Everything south has had thong bans initiated and most going north have also. I guess Venice would be their next closest beach to try and take over.  Sad but true that few can ruin it for the masses.
rock1212 #306

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/13/2009 09:57:12Copy HTML

Yeah, I am referring to the inappropriate activity going on by a few people.  I am willing to bet that if it weren't for them, not so much attention would be given to everyone else.
beachfolks #307

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/18/2009 02:25:13Copy HTML

 The bcc agenda for next weeks meeting again shows no items concerning regulation of thongs on the beach
gulfscuba #308

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/19/2009 02:29:04Copy HTML

I went to the Fort today for the first time in 2 maybe 3 years. It was nice. Lots of thongers and a few topless girls. I may have to start going again.
143741 #309

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/19/2009 11:57:58Copy HTML

Cannot wait to meet some of the members, of this site. Next weekend, for sure I will be down.
bigbuzz #310

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/22/2009 08:52:21Copy HTML

Latest news from Pinellas County. NO additional fees for coastal parks. That would include Fort Desoto. They will possibly look at this issue again in the fall. The thong issue is dead as long as budget problems exist and now with another reduction in Sheriff officers it is really off. 

We still have to maintain a NO misconduct policy out there. If we patrol ourselves and people take their sex to a room we will be fine.  Thongs and topfree are not their number one concerns. Inapprpriate sexual behavior and flaunting dicks will get us shut down. The ranger has the perfect excuse now with budget cuts. He can say he has lost the manpower to patrol it and wants it closed off to human traffic. He will win that battle and we will loose the best beach in the world for thonging. 

I came up with a little motto we should use.

Self Patrol = Self Control

sanddune #311

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 01:55:56Copy HTML

"We still have to maintain a NO misconduct policy out there."

You are one big hypocrite! I have seen your female WITH YOU with her top off 30 feet from a sign that says "NO NUDITY".

I have seen you both COMPLETELY nude 30 feet from a sign that says: "NO NUDITY"





"Self Patrol = Self Control"

sarasotanudist #312

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 02:31:18Copy HTML


bigbuz is commenting on the illicit inappropriate sexual behavior that occures right on the beach which is what the people complain about which in turn is what brings out the ranger.

the people that are out there accept the nudity and we all look out for eachother.  Nudity is not sexual behavior.

Bigbuz makes a very good point...I am out there nude as well as are most of us but we respect the non thongers as they walk by and cover up the nudity.  We are all down that end of the beach for the same reason and respect eachother.  It is the people that initiate the sexual behavior that cause the problem.

There was obviously some misunderstanding by you beacuse nudity is not a malace behavior but nudity is beautiful.  Regardless of body type the human body is a beautiful work of art and should be appreciated by all.

It is so sad that people believe nudity to be a "misconduct".  It is people like you that keep Fort Desoto from being turned into a clothing optional beach. 

See you all there this weekend and yes "I will be nude"
bigbuzz #313

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 08:41:51Copy HTML

Sanddune-  Never have I said a word about anybody commiting misconduct for being nude. Being naked with a semi erect penis and purposely walking in front of people is misconduct.

Have you ever seen my wife and I have sex out there? Have you ever seen us get up and walk in front of people coming down the beach?  Have you ever seen me aroused out there? Have you ever my wife and I fondle each other out there? Have you seen us embrace and rub all over each other? I will gurantee you the anser is no to all of those.

You need to read the actual State Law on nudity before you go spouting off. Nudity in itself is not against the law. Sexual activity and inappropriate activity is. Go to Haulover and do some of the things that are being done at Fort Desoto and see who goes the jail. The nude person or the person doing the act.

You must definitely be one of the ones that thinks sex on public beaches is perfectly okay because you want it. Most people do not want to see it and therefore should be kept away from the public beaches. I will bet that the majority of the people on this thread would love to see the inappropriate activity stopped. Does not matter straight or gay. If you know who I am for sure then you must be of those that I have said something to. So you are part of the problem.

sarasotanudist #314

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 09:30:37Copy HTML

thank you bigbuzz
sanddune #315

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 09:42:47Copy HTML

There are signs within just a few feet of where you go out there that say "NO Nudity" and that nudity will be "prosecuted". Yet you get nude and that is an illegal act in itself.  Seems like you have a double standard.  Why don't you go to the main beach and get naked? Because you know it's illegal and you would be arrested. 

I agree that sex on public beaches is NOT OK and is wrong, but so is nudity on a public beach where signs are posted that clearly say NO nudity.

NOTE:  This message was heavily edited to remove most of the personal attacks and converted it into to lower case.  The user was asked to post in lower case, stop shouting in upper case and asked to stop making personal attacks.  The user ignored the requests so that user ID is band and this message has been heavily edited. JM
bigbuzz #316

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/23/2009 11:44:58Copy HTML

JM- Thank you.

I believe this is the guilty party that has caused the issues out there this year.  Sorry he showed up here. Just proof that they see things in their own little world differently than most. Trying to lash out to someone to cover their own mistakes. We do not go out there with the thought of showing ourselves off or meeting up with people to do illicit activities. Most everyone out there covers up and stays seated when non thongers come by. Not because we are shy but because we respect their viewpoint. They had no intentions of running into thongers when they started on their walk. You can tell who they are. You can tell who the regulars are and nobody worries about them.  I have never said I was a perfect angel out there when it came to possibly being nude. But that is so much different than engaging in sexual or erotic behavior.

We must all work together to get the trash out and send them somewhere else. They need to realize that the majority of the people do not want that behavior on the beaches in Pinellas County. Any beach in Pinellas County. Those that defended me in my stand I say Thank you. Let's all keep working together to keep the beach thong friendly. As people see the majority say no to that behavior it will slowly go away.

I am sure if they complain of me being a bully again the ranger will come out. But I am sure he will ask the other people around so they better make sure I was being a bully.  The rangers will learn quickly who is causing trouble.
sarasotanudist #317

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/24/2009 01:39:57Copy HTML

well said...hope to see you out there this weekend
bigbuzz #318

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/25/2009 12:12:59Copy HTML

Sarasota- Thank you

Hot off the wire news.  Understand that part of the roads in the Park will be closed from 7am to 9am in the morning for a triathlon. I did not confirm that with the rangers office but I did have it confirmed by a college Marine Biology Professor that has a field trip scheduled for 9am in the morning out there. So traffic may be interesting for a little while  if you are going out.  I cannot believe it's a full blown triathlon. Maybe one of those minis they do. May get back if I get more info tonight.
bigbuzz #319

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/25/2009 12:17:49Copy HTML

Here is the message right of the parks website.

Notice: Fort De Soto Park will be closed past the campground entrance on the following dates from 7 am to 9 am due to a special event that requires use of the roadways.  We apologize for the inconvenience.July 25, 2009 August 1, 2009 October 24, 2009

I would consider that confirmed.
JM_Runs #320

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/25/2009 05:58:45Copy HTML

Saturday, July 25, 2009. 7:15 AM start. 

 2009 Jr. Top Gun Triathlon   KIDS ONLY !!

USAT Clinic: 7:15-7:45 AM 
Ages 7-10: Swim 100 yards, Bike 2 miles, Run 1/2 mile
Ages 11-14: Swim 200 yards, Bike 4 miles, Run 1 mile

Adults on  Saturday, August 1, 2009.

2009 Top Gun Triathlon

7:30 AM start.   (That will be the first wave.  If you watch the start it will probably go off in waves)

Swim 1/4 mile, Bike 10 miles, Run 3.1 miles.  This is what we call a Sprint Tri. Short distances, good fun, takes about an hour.

I suggest everyone get up early and go see these events.  If you have kids get them to do the kids tri this weekend. The distances should be very doable for most kids, even the ones glued to the TV most days.  The kids tri's are a lot of fun for the kids to do, and for the adults who help.

The adult tri on the 1st is also worth going out to watch. You will see some fit looking people who look very good dripping wet, a bunch of hot bikes that probably cost more than your first car and a few old folks like me bringing up the rear. (No I won't be there but there will be people just like me, who are not trying to win but just to have good fun.)

Expect to have to park some distance out and walk the last bit. 

Good fun, worth watching. If you feel at all generous in spirit go over and volunteer! 

bigbuzz #321

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/26/2009 05:22:21Copy HTML

Mosquitos are unreal. Yesterday there were a few. We went out today hoping it would clear. They swarmed us to the point where our legs and arms were covered. Unlike before they stayed with us down the beach a ways and up by the car. Probably the worst we have seen in years. Take bug spray and you may need to cover your mouth and nose on the way to and from.  On top of that the pathway is under water part way and slick as can be.
Ex_Member #322

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/26/2009 06:10:35Copy HTML

Friday was a perfect day at the Fort, no bugs and perfect weather, no wind and flat water cyrstal clear and actually refreshing.  There plenty of fellow thongers and g'rs.  I had a great day and worked the tan lines to the extreme.  See you all sometime the week.

sarasotanudist #323

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/27/2009 03:42:01Copy HTML

the weather kept me away today...let me know if you are going to be there this week...I usually dont go during the week
Ex_Member #324

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/27/2009 12:08:25Copy HTML

Sarasota - The weather is suppose to be more rain the rest of the week with periods of sun so the Fort might be on the thin side this week, the rain can be intense at times out there.  I hope to be able to break away from work and at least get in a few hours and some point this week. 

sarasotanudist #325

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/27/2009 12:11:28Copy HTML

thanks ski
bigbuzz #326

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/27/2009 08:38:20Copy HTML

Not to stir up old issues but the ranger let us know Saturday that they busted 2 people for being nude last Tuesday. They had been getting reports from somebody that people may be sunning nude on that part of the beach. So they actually came throught the dunes walking and busted them. Usually they just give a trespass I believe. Supposedly these 2 were taken to jail and then released. It is a misdemeaner but still. Not once has somebody gone to the ranger about inappropriate behavior. Because nobody wanted to stir up a mess. So we decided  to keep it amoung ourselves and just try and stop the behavior. So now that little group has decided to tell the rangers they are considering closing that end of the beach off completely again. That group got the north end shut down and east beach. So now they will get this beach closed and then they move on to harass other beaches. Meanwhile we lose our wonderful beach. So if you see them out tell them Thank You and that you appreciate their support in trying to keep a great thong beach open. So now they are riding the beach every 2 hours or so.
sarasotanudist #327

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/27/2009 09:28:28Copy HTML

ill almost guarantee it was that sanddune guy 
bigbuzz #328

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 12:25:59Copy HTML

I have a pretty good idea who it was. That's not even the issue. The issue is if a few harass the rangers then they shut down the beach. My point being we have to control our own destiny. I really don't want to drive to Casperson Beach because I cannot wear a thong here any more. I really believe over the next fe years if everybody behaves we can work on first getting a portion maybe top free for the ladies. Then after that works for a few years you work on a possible nude beach. The revenue alone with additional fees to utilize that beach would be amazing. Actually put lifeguards on it to protect the integrity like they have on the east coast. But we need to graduate from elemetary school to college level really quick. We need to be able to differentiate the difference between nudity and sexual behavior. Simple nudity should not be perceived as sexual in nature.
JM_Runs #329

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 04:18:19Copy HTML

 It sounds like somebody was mad at getting told not to do what they were doing. Maybe the same person who last week was kicked off this board for making personal attacks, the person expressed that they are very mad that they are ostracized for what they do wrong, and that nude people are not getting in trouble.  That person said, in messages that got deleted, they were going to make sure some of the nude people got in trouble and arrested.

So it seems that that person is spying on the nude people and calling in reports to rangers to get back at you.

I suggest you take the time to let EVERYONE who is at the beach know what is going on and that you make sure NONE of the beach users is nude.  Tell them this person intends to lurk in the brush just waiting to call in the rangers. Seems to be a case of revenge.

It is not good to have someone who is intent on making trouble, but the simple solution is to make sure that everyone wears a thong and is legally covered up for the next couple of months. Time for small brightly colored or contrasting thongs that clearly show you are not nude today.

skinzfan #330

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 04:40:21Copy HTML

 I hate to be a dissenter, but nudity is prohibited at the Fort. To my limited knowledge, according to the laws presently on the books anyone can wear a thong except in Clearwater. I'm all for having a clothing optional beach, but when signs say nudity is prohibited I keep my thong on. If I were a woman I'd keep my top on too. In a moral sense, nudity and inappropriate sexual behavior are very different, but from a legal standpoint both are illegal at the Fort. I sympathize with you Buzz, but you cannot expect those who you've reported for inappropriate sexual behavior to not feel wronged when you occasionally go nude when it is clear both are illegal. I like the solitude of the thong friendly beach, but I fear all this illegal activity will close this area for those of us who keep their swimwear on and not participate in inappropriate behavior.
bigbuzz #331

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 10:12:48Copy HTML

I understand the legality issue. This little group was never reported to the rangers. They were asked by more than one person to stop the activity. Everybody tried to keep it between the beach goers so as not to ruffle feathers. Someone in that little group decided to get the rangers involved and stir the waters. My whole point is that they now have brought attention back to that area by the rangers. So if t's are not crossed and i's not dotted for a while we may lose it. I have no problem staying in my thong. Not like it will ruin my time at the beach. But if they keep catching people nude down there then we may lose it anyway. It all started becasue a few thought they could openly display innappropriate behavior.  Some not even nude.  Waiting for unsuspecting people to walk by and then prancing in front of them with an erect penis in a thong  or nude is wrong. Especially when the thong has the cloth tube so it sticks straight out like a flag pole.  That is where all this started from. For someone to get their thrill.
flabehr #332

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 11:06:10Copy HTML

Guys, guys, guys, guys!! 
Who among you is going to wake up  and smell the coffee?
Who among you is going to smell the roses in the garden that has a few weeds?
I am going to give you this following to think about:  Draw from it your own conclusion.
Last Thursday morning - around 10:30 - strolls single male, 50 'ish,  northerly up the thong beach area carrying backpack, upright chair for seating, and smallish cooler with perhaps beverage and lunch.  Let's say for the sake of argument he is intent on staying for a while.  Nodded as he went by as in 'hell-o'.  Ah yes, let's not forget he is wearing a cowboy hat.  -  I give you that because it lets you know what his movements are when he clearly settles further above, short distance from the infamous 'nudity sign'.   
He did the usual beach thingy.  Back and forth to the water.  Walk up a ways, walk down a ways.  Lay down, sit up.  Shelling perhaps.  Doesn't matter. 
Time change - four hours has elasped - he has packed and is on his way out.  The day on the beach, truly perfect, same as previously described for Friday -- tide a low high one at 1:45 something.  Then back out and in matter of a couple hours a truly wide magnificent setting.  Water, glass perfect, sand bar nearly exposed. 
Here he comes.   Walks up to me and says great beach.  I agree.  Tourits?  A no, I get.  Sort of local.  Oh, o.k.  Drove over from Orlando this morning.  Ah ha.  Suprised you didn't go the other way to Apollo or Playalinda for the day.  No try this one.  Drive terrible traffic.  Bit further.  Never know if they are open with moon launch, or satellite communications.  Call first doesn't always work cause the powers that be on the beach not always in same orbit as NASA.  (His own words, I laugh.)  
This is a keeper he says.  Great beach, water superb, no undertows etc, including shells, definitely come back here often.  Oh, nice, glad you enjoyed.  Why not.  'Where can you go that is thong friendly, safe chance at getting nude if you want, and the possibility of sex.'  'How wrong could you be?'  Oh, I inquire how you find us?  Internet was the reply.  Where?   Those guys on that thongers site.  Got directions right down to the exact garbage pail to park at.  See you agin no doubt.
I end with this --  leave your high power binocular with camera at home.  If you have them looking, someone else is looking back at you.  Leave your digital camera at home.  Use you cell phone, if you insist, for emergency purpose.  Sit down, clothed or naked, I don't care.  Have a nice day!!  You'll join the other 80% that are.  
My philosophy is this --  laugh at it and put your spin on it  --  'If you're looking for trouble, your going to find it.  In the process, your going to create an equal amount.'
Couple minor corrections for you. 
1.)  according to some fairly good information the nudity was one male, who was escorted of the beach.  Not arrested and jailed.  He may have been back out there the next day.  He got caught, not as undercover sting but because he fell asleep.  Hopefully that underground information is correct. 
2.)  The two hour incremental surveylaince has been an ongoing proceedure, not new, if your around enough, you can set your clock by it. 
3.)  I'm about 85% sure I know who 'sanddune' might be.  Trust me, he never has his thong off.  You should have let it play out, minus the caps perhaps, but I would have toelerated that and retyped maybe,  instead of bouncing him.  He no doubt had felt compelled to say something.  Let me take you back a bit.  You didn't mind shredding 'the old gentlemen' a while back to a point of where he could have filed a civil lawsuit againt you perhaps.  I cite the Mr. Viagra issue also.  Jury still out on that one.  He has never, never, been banned from the beach, by this somewhat ficticous 'Tom', and the arrival in his canoe thingy was optional.  Nothing to do with you behaviour.    
4.) Finally, lastly.  Some one in or on administration staff, or ranger, is reading you blog.  Put a lid on this.  Stop advertising. 
JM_Runs #333

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/28/2009 02:44:41Copy HTML

I would not be at all surprised to find someone from the park reads this board.  It is hard to believe they don't. Most people google their own name, their boss, their employer and and where they work.  While the board is not high on the rankings for a simple search on Fort Desoto, if you Google Fort Desoto Thong it is the first hit !

A google search for  Fort Desoto Nude shows other people talking about it being an unofficial nude beach and even then this website appears high in the rankings. 

So don't say anything on this web site that you don't want the whole world to read.  That Ducky, is why they call it the World Wide Web.
Ex_Member #334

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/29/2009 01:27:48Copy HTML

Tuesday a a perfect day for the Fort, very low tide all day, calm waters small crowd, infact the whole day there was no one from 300 yards to my north and 300 yards to my south.  I usually stay just north of were the roped area begins.  When I arrived yesterday around 1 there was a boat anchored at the bouy with 4 females on board and the boat said Eckerd Marive Research on the side. These 4 girls were just laying out sunning and swimming. They never came ashore and kept to themselves until they left an hour later.  Would have been nice to have four females swim to the beach.  I stayed unitl around 4, got some great sun more a day of just pure relaxation. Never saw the ranger once the entire day but the sherriff did boat past one time very fast.  I did notice the grass at the entrance to the park is getting very tall, looks like park is cutting back on even cutting the grass and weeds. The bugs are bad walking out to the beach, be preparred!

beachfolks #335

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:07/29/2009 03:15:19Copy HTML

 Thanks,Ski-We went to Madera-no bugs, Some female company in gstrings.
Great day
288988 #336

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/01/2009 12:54:25Copy HTML

There is a spot at the fort on north beach under the fishing pier, near the wall concession area, where I spotted a hot thong women, who is a teacher in India, and I thonged two days with her. No one said one word, as there are lots of people on the pier, and I also thonged on the east beach, and the lifeguards said ok just be clothed, and that is clothing.
beachfolks #337

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/01/2009 01:03:25Copy HTML

Fantastic--How was the Misquito/bug population?
288988 #338

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/01/2009 10:10:09Copy HTML

beach The mosquitos were a non factor, but I also was at the thonging area on ocassion, and walking from the car to that area, through the path where the rangers vehicle crosses was bad.
beachfolks #339

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/01/2009 11:54:29Copy HTML

 We were at DeSoto today-really nice. Misquitos only along the path to the beach but not on the beach. lots of thongers.
sailor250 #340

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 01:36:44Copy HTML

Here's a story about a naked couple on Ft. Desoto that are praised by the park people for getting naked!  They say they didn't have a choice!

sailor250 #341

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 01:40:26Copy HTML

I'll post it here:"Pervert Patrol Reclaims Beach" in Australia- lessons to be learned? (it's a nude beach already)

1Tinysuit #342

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 11:28:06Copy HTML

Wife and I spent a great weekend at the fort. The weather was perfect and the mosquitos were not bad once you got to the beach. On Saturday we went and were plesantly surprised the the walk way is no longer underwater. Yea! We wore matching black thongs and on Sunday we wore matching Camo thongs. Saw about 15-20 thongers each day, and met some really nice people. The one thing that disturbs me is the amount blatant nudity that is going on out there. It does not bother my wife or I, but I can tell you what, with the amount of patrols we saw this weekend, we feel it is only a matter of time before we lose this great beach. Most of the people we encountered were very good about covering up when non-thongers would walk the beach.  But there were 2 guys in particular that would not cover up when they went by. It is stuff like that, that will get our thong beach closed. So I can only ask, if you are one of the nude people there, please use some common sense and cover up when non-thongers go by.
jerrico36 #343

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 02:01:21Copy HTML

 first timer here,me and my wife were wanting to go to the beach and was wondering if she would get in trouble for wearing a thong and or toopless?

jtanguy #344

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 02:43:16Copy HTML

I finally made it to Fort De Soto Beach on Sunday and it was well worth the visit.  I would definitely go back. There were plenty of folks out in their thongs enjoying the great weather and water temperatures. At the thong beach area - you can definitely feel very comfortable wearing your thong here.

I strongly agree with 1Tinysuit that the nudity there can very well jeapordize this great beach. Some people do not want to encounter people in the nude. It is clearly POSTED - "Nudity is Prohibited" and the rangers are patrolling often.  There was also an older couple I seen later in the day (probly in their late 70's or so) that the husband decided to walk some of the beach nude with his wife. I'm sorry, but I think its things like this that will get this area of the beach in trouble. So to all the "naturalist" that want to go naked - I suggest you find another beach or be more courteous and cover up when others are walking in the area and not walk the beach nude.

Next time I plan on going to the Fort I need to make a trip over to the Skinz store to check out some of their things in the Tampa store. On Sunday I wore one of my Dore Zebra thongs that was nice to wear, but I'm looking to find a suit with more room in the front. I hope to get back up to Fort Desoto soon.
beachfolks #345

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 02:49:39Copy HTML

 Sunday we only saw 2 patrols in the afternoon, but left early. The rangers seem to be much more tolerant on the north end of the beach strip just north of the Fort. If the ranger doesn't stop to tell the nudie to put on something either he did not see the nudie or was OK with it.

Jerrico-Thongs and gstrings are OK at DeSoto, but the ranger may ask your wife to put on a top-keep it handy. She will likely have topless company. Go North of the fort, not at the heavily populated "North Beach" or in front of the Fort.
bigbuzz #346

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 09:02:32Copy HTML

Understand there is no "thong beach" at Fort Desoto. They are legal at ALL Pinellas County beaches. You can wear your thong and sit right next to the lifeguard if you like. This area just became popular because it is away from the crowds.

Now to get into "Nudity is Prohibited".  It's not just somebody that has taken off their suit. Under County codes it is anything other than fully opague clothing. So by County Code if you are wearing a semi-sheer when wet suit you are breaking the nudity rule. If your wife is wearing a white tank top and gets wet and you can see thru it she is breaking the law. Some of the tan thru suits also qualify you as being nude. Nude has a very large definition base according to the County. If your wife undid her top strap and the top slipped to just below her upper nipple edge she is considered nude by the law. 

We are back to respecting those that pass by not expecting to see a thong or topfree women. If a couple is walking down the beach in thongs and a woman is topfree I would say being that way would not offend them. Now a couple come walking down in shorts and shirts you may offend. It is all about being smart and respecting other people and their feelings. I still believe nudity, although illegal, is much better than sexual activity on the beach or erect penises. We have seen both out there. 

The bottom line is the more that is said here the more the rangers know. If we keep posting the sights and sounds here and pointing fingers they will keep the pot stirred. We should go back to the way this was going way back. I wish JM would delete this whole thread and start a new with just weather reports, bug reports, and great enjoyment stories. That would help us out a lot.

JM_Runs #347

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/03/2009 09:18:45Copy HTML

I think any person reading this thread would come to the conclusion:
  • That most thongers are trying to be courteous and considerate
  • That only one or two people are causing the problems
  • That thongers are attempting to help the park staff by policing themselves
  • That a ranger coming by a couple of times a day is all it takes to put everyone on notice to play nice
  • That the vast majority of the thongers are not trying to turn the park into Sodom and Gomorrah
  • That for the most part the balance between all parties works as things are now, without new rules.
It is probably better that they read what is really being said rather than rely on some wild rumor about what someone says some other people say on the internet.

It is also a good guide for other people to know what the issues are, what behavior should be and what not to do.

The more the thongers help the rangers protect the endangered birds and environment, and help the rangers boot out the inconsiderate people who are really causing the problem, the more the thongers will be seen as part of the solution and not the problem.
288988 #348

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/04/2009 10:26:15Copy HTML

Yes there a few that are ruining for the majority. You no who you are, the ones on the far end, that say that I will be nude when the regular walkers finish there walks. That appears to be on weekdays around 11, I do not no about weekends. on the other hand there are a few regular walkers that come to this area, and it looks like they have ate a sour lemon. There is plenty of walking space up to the signs on north beach, what are they accomplishing.
beachfolks #349

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/04/2009 02:50:46Copy HTML

 JM-Your post is right on. Communication is the way we convince potential supporters that they are not alone. Thonging cannot be popularized if we keep it a secret.

The opaque swim suit rules are particularly prone to abuse. There is no such thing as a fully opaque swimsuit this side of 1890.
bigbuzz #350

Re:Fort De Soto Beach

Date Posted:08/04/2009 08:09:07Copy HTML

Beach- I am just saying that is considered nude by Pinellas County Code.
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