Richard Mason

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Nudists Plan Protest at County Commission Over Haulover Beach Construction

    Patrons of Miami's only nudist beach are worried they'll be getting an eyeful of Miami-Dade's newest erection -- a big ol' boat house right in the middle of their parking lot. Nudists are headed to Tuesday's county commission to protest plans sponsored by Councilwoman Sally Heyman for a large boat s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Miami's Nude Beach: They Take It All Off

    Finally, a history of Miami's nude beach at the north end of Haulover Park, which is the most popular in the nation. These guys -- and gals -- take it all off.The beach has been around for about a decade. I decided to shoot a video of it after founder Richard Mason called to complain when we named i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    No Sex on the Nude Beach

    Richard Mason, president of South Florida Free Beaches, has a message for you: No sex on the nude beach!"The 78 year old, who helped start the nude beach at the north end of Haulover Park 20 years ago, called to complain about our recent story that said the facility was a great place to get it on."W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Reader: We Were Too Tough on Commissioner Sally Heyman

    ​Before the New Year, Riptide reported that Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman had by far the worst meeting attendance record of any of her colleagues, missing 26 percent of the county's 65 legislative sessions. Miami Shores resident Richard Mason writes in to defend his commish:

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Closing the Nude Beach Would Leave the Local Economy Soft and Shriveled, Says Nudist

    Haulover Beach, the clothing optional beach, is on my list of local places to visit, just because going to a nude beach seems like one of those things you should do before you die. The problem is I am doubtful I would participate in the rampant nakedness (What if I see someone I know? What if I get ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    No Butts?

    With state lawmakers renewing their threats to ban au naturel sunbathing, local nudists are undressing for battle

  • News

    July 28, 1993

    The Eyeful Tower

    Citing Christian propriety, two Metro-Dade lifeguards refuse to work the nude beach at Haulover