Although social nudity may be more accepted in Santa Cruz than in many places, don't expect to see naked nymphs sipping iced teas in the cafes.
In the city of Santa Cruz, you can walk buck naked down Pacific Avenue and not break the law--although a lewd gesture will put you afoul of state indecent-exposure rules.
There are also four spas in town, two of which have garden areas where the ages and sexes can freely mingle in the buff--as long as nude social conventions are respected.
Auto vandalism has been reported at the parking lot.
Located on a sunny hillside off Los Gatos Creek, south of Lexington Reservoir, Lupin has been around since 1936.
Go to the sheltered cove at the north end.
There's also a restaurant, and a new lodge is on the drawing boards.
There are at least four commonly accepted nude beaches in the area, and another half dozen or so where nakedness has been reported.