Content should be considered opinion and not fact until verified independently. May 30, Bates is just north of Rincon and south of Carpinteria, nudity was fine for years until clothed beachgoers complained on seeing overt sexual activity on the beach.
So nudity there is now prohibited and is fairly rigidly enforced by the County Sheriffs office.
Summerland Padaro Lane is in a similar situation now. Nudity is no longer tolerated. Sheriffs regularly patrol the bluffs and have issued citations for nudity during the last year.
One more step
A few regulars still go nude in the cove below the house at the northern end. A better option for nudity is the beach beaches south of Sharks cove and Fernald point.
This location is just north of Summerland over Ortega Hill. The beach has a seawall and big granite riprap. We've gone nude there for years barbara any problems.
Nude Beach in Young nude russian models used to be a good nude location, but proximity to the clothed East Beach and more frequent visitation santa clothed bathers has impacted its desirability as clothing optional. More Mesa is really a nice beach.