Hippie Hollow Beach (McGregor County Park)

Rocky beach
6841 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732, USA
157 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)
Clothing optional

Beach amenities

  • Clothing optionalRead the description for more info
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

All visitors must be over 18.

Nudity is a common thing.

Dogs aren’t allowed (except for assistance dogs). 

Originally known as McGregor County Park, Hippie Hollow Park sits on a steep limestone slope over Lake Travis in northwest Austin. It has been used as a nude swimming hole for years and is now the only legally recognized public park and beach with optional clothing in Texas. It is also one of the most famous Lake Travis beaches.

If you have never been to a nude beach and would like to try it, it’s a good place for your first experience – Hippie Hollow Park Beach offers a safe and comfortable nudist atmosphere. It’s a friendly and scenic recreational destination with its unique character and a true free spirit, and is loved by the gay community!

Access and Parking

Hippie Hollow Park is conveniently located just 20 minutes off Interstate 35. There is a parking lot, where you can leave your vehicle. Entrance with parking costs $15 per carload. Pedestrians and bicyclists can enter for $8. All visitors must be over 18, so don’t plan to visit Hippie Hollow Park with children or younger teenagers. Otherwise, it’s a very welcoming place, which is accessible even for handicaps.

Park Facilities

There are public bathrooms and picnic tables on-site. You’ll hardly find any other amenities or rental services. If you want to have a picnic with hot food, you’ll need to bring your own grill. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are some hiking trails in the park.

Rules and Recommendations

Here, you’re legally allowed to sunbathe and swim absolutely nude. Although nudity is optional, 98% of the visitors prefer to put off their clothes, so get ready to see naked men and women of all ages, even if you yourself prefer to stay in a swimsuit.

Such things as glass containers, overnight camping, bonfires, and fireworks are not allowed. You can’t bring domesticated pets either unless they are used for assistance with a handicap. Alcohol is allowed in a sack or koozie and in reasonable quantities only.

For those with an especially free spirit in them, the park rules directly prohibit public acts of sex in any form. There are police officers on duty for your safety. Don’t forget to bring some sunscreen, snacks, and enough drinking water to stay hydrated.

Swimming Area

The shore is so much rocky that you may want to have a yoga mat or even a chair for sunbathing and relaxation. The plus is there is plenty of shade. The limestone steps leading down to the waterline are quite rugged and you may need to climb a bit in order to access the water. You should be extremely careful on those sharp and slippery stones, and it’s a good idea to bring some water shoes.

There are no lifeguards on duty, so swimming in the clearest blue waters of Lake Travis is enjoyable, no doubt, but at your own risk. There is fish in the water that may slightly nibble your naked body parts, making it difficult to relax when you’re in the lake. If you want to dive, you need to carefully check the area under the water – there may be hidden rocks.

Driving Time

  • 30 minutes from Downtown Austin, TX
  • 35 minutes from Georgetown, TX
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from San Antonio, TX

Hotels and rentals

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Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
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Visitor questions:

Question: With the low water level, what stairs are best to reach the water for an older couple? Wife and I are in our 60s.
Asked by Steve 3 months ago
Answer: Most visitors prefer to step down to the water right near the entrance, especially at stairs 1, 2 and 3. Also, there is a spot near stairs 1 that is more shallow (and easier to get into the water). The beach gets crowded near these stairs, so make sure to come early to find a nice spot. We highly recommend that you bring water shoes. They will facilitate entrance to the water a lot. Have a nice beach day! No tan lines!
Question: Seriously 🤣 What if you get an erection? Are people gonna have a cow? S*it happens
Asked by Bob 11 months ago
Answer: That's completely natural, so don't worry. Habitués of nude beaches are accustomed to that, respect human nature and never gaze at anyone. Just relax and have a nice beach day. No tan lines!

Hippie Hollow Beach (McGregor County Park) videos

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A daring video of the girls at the nudist beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Austin, Texas 6841 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 6, 2022
Reviewed on: July 24, 2019