Hundreds flock to Haulover Beach to celebrate nude beach's 25-year anniversary

Beach is ranked top nude beach in world

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HAULOVER BEACH, Fla. – Throughout  the past 25 years, a quarter-mile stretch of Haulover Beach has emerged as a top nude beach in the world, and is one of South Florida’s largest tourist attractions.

Over the weekend, that legacy was celebrated with the cleverly named, All-Over Tan at Haulover Beach event, which was co-hosted by the South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association and B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute.

"We want to thank all those who have helped us achieve this tiny slice of civilized paradise and sanity," Shirley Mason, affectionately referred to as the "Mother of Haulover Beach, " said in a media release. "There have been many, a few who will be with us this weekend."

An average of 1.2 million people have hit the sands of Haulover beach since the early 2000s, according to the release, and TripAdvisor has ranked Haulover Beach the 3rd most popular destination in Miami.

The celebration of the clothing-optional beach is set to run until 5 p.m. Sunday, and will include music, games, a drum circle and body painting.

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