Gay head Beach, in the town of Aquinnah, (formerly called Gay Head) is at the
far west of Martha's Vineyard. Buses meet the ferry boats from Cape Cod. There
are places to get a snack at the bus stop at the lighthouse above the beach. It
is one of my favorite beaches in the world. Yes, go right on the beach at the
bottom of the hill. You follow a boardwalk down the hill-stay on it to prevent
erosion. Zack's Beach is in the opposite direction (left) when you hit the beach
but it is a private beach, as are the majority of the beaches on Martha's Vineyard.
In season someone will be sitting in a folding chair asking to see if you are
a town resident before continuing. Even residents of the other towns on the island
do not have the right of access to other town's beaches.
A private nude legal
beach on the same island in the adjoining town of Chilmark is Lucy Vincent Beach,
also called Jungle Beach. You must be a resident of Chilmark, a guest of one,
or stay at an inn there to get a beach pass. Young people sit at the entrance
to the beach and check your right to be there but I have met people who found
ways to sneak on. That is only possible without a vehicle.
On Nantucket, Miacomet
is indeed the center of nude beach activity. It is close to Miacomet Pond on the
south shore of the island between the pond and the hamlet of Surfside with its
better known beach. Even though I live on Nantucket and like many other things
about it many times I yearn for the Gay Head beach, as you cannot drive on that
beach. You CAN drive on Miacomet. I personally think it detracts from the experience.
There is a youth hostel in Surfside, $22.00 per night, and Surfside is a 3 mile
distance south of Nantucket town. There is a bike path to Surfside and a shuttle
bus ($1.00) in season. Miacomet nude beach is about a 20 minute walk west of Surfside
along the beach (2/3 mile). No facilities.
As Nantucket has 80 miles of beach,
you can find relatively quiet spots to go nude, away from beach entrances and
families. One such spot is between Madaket and Cisco, also on the south shore.
Take a shuttle bus to Madaket (in season) go to the beach and walk EAST for 30-40
minutes. There is conservation land where NO houses and a pond and bird reserve
lie behind the beach. Topfree and nude have long been accepted here. On the beach
where driving is allowed, you can sun in the lee of your vehicle and that provides
lots of privacy.
The beach on the mainland, Cape Cod, is between the vehicle
access roads of Ballston and Long Nook Roads. A Truro town parking/beach permit
is required in season. (after June 1st) The beach is a morning beach, especially
in August and September when the sun is lower and sets behind a huge dune on the
west side of the beach. This beach was hassled for many years by the National
Park Service and countless tickets were given to naturists, but, as with Canaveral
National Seashore in Florida, the NPS seems to have other things to do now (like
ticket people in St. John) 2001 was hassle free from the reports I got.
news for nude sunbathers: As of August 2002, motor vehicles are BANNED on Miacomet
Beach, to preserve the dunes. No more dodging SUV's and gawkers!
08/05/02 Assateague Island
Wife and I had a great day at Assateague on Sunday July
21. Spent the day nude, 1/2 hour walk from the parking area. Beach patrol came
by once in a jeep, everyone covered up when they were in sight. No problems. About
two dozen other nude sun bathers there that day. Be sure to look for the wild horses.
wife and I have been visiting this beach for 30 years. That's right 30 years this
april. We were some of the first to take it all off and in those days fight for
the right to bare it all. We spent our honymoon at the top and bottom of trail
#3. Shortly after president Nixon gave the Federal area to the state for us as
a park. In those days the Marines brought in water trailers for campers at the
top of the bluff. This area was nothing but the "old highway" with some white
lines painted for parking and camping. Pottys were of the portable type. Over
the years better facilities have been added.
The nudes pushed further south
and at one point off the state beach onto the Marine base. We stood our ground.
Moving south away from the Lifegaurds and Rangers and back north from base security.
I can remember telling a ranger "if you arrest me you take me as is" no clothes,
he declined. For awile it was on and off with cover ups for some, but some of
us just kept on doing our thing. This was how it started and over the year an
easy truce has settled over the beach and the unwritten rule is south of the last
lifegaurd is a blind eye area.
The human body is one of the most diverse creations
and should be admired in all it shape, colors, and configurations. We encourage
couples to venture down the beach to enjoy the freedom and care free relaxation
that only the beach can offer. It is well worth the hike down and back up trail
#6 hike to find such a beautiful combination of land, sea, and People.
hope that some day we will all be excepted at a lot more places with open minds,
but till then San Onofre here we come. It would be nice for everyone if the park
system would put in bathrooms at the bottom of the trails it would be easier on
the enviorment and more convenient for all how use the beach.
If you are a
nude beach lover or have never tried it, this is the place. Please, use this beach
with good sense and courtesy to all so we give no one a reason to take it away
from us or make us have to fight for it again. Those days where not fun. Please
show curtesy to all that use the beach. Please feel free to approach any of us,
but if asked, give those want it space. There is plenty to go around for all.
Treat those around you the way you would like to be treated. Be friendly but never
pushy usally if some give you a unfriendly look be respectful of it and move on.
There are many more friendly and willing people along the beach. We have for over
30 years watched the people come and go and made many friends with those that
simply asked to join us. We have meet Teachers, Professors, Business people, and
even Disney employees. We have watched lovers and fights between couples where
one wanted to go nude and the other did not. We watched people spend the day nude
and then complain to the rangers about the "nudes". We have watched dolphins and
surfers and a million waves come and go and never grow tired of any of it. Some
times paradise is in your own back yard. If you are in California you have a great
backyard. Peace and Love from a couple of getting older hippies who have kept
the dream alive and nude on the beach. R & K will see ya at the beach, our beach.
Editor's note: Joe
wrote an excellent report on his first trip to San Onofre. This is just an excerpt
from his report.
Immediately, I found myself in a sunny autumn Saturday
crowd of folks of all ages, genders and races. I put everything except my walking
shoes into a canvas carry bag and walked the half mile or so to the cable marking
the start of the marine reservation. Every person with whom I had eye contact
smiled or nodded -- a uniformly friendly group. (For the information of potential
visitors, the southern end of SO is largely -- almost universally -- male, seemingly
gays and bi's.) I finally spread my towel in the middle section and enjoyed reading
in the buff for an hour or so. The water was too darned cold for my taste, but
I am someone whose regular ocean swimming is done on the mid-Atlantic beaches.
And, to top the afternoon, a couple on a towel nearby offered me a glass of white
wine and a handful of grapes and good conversation.
is a wonderful beach. My wife and I visited last year, and we would love to visit
it again this year. The problem was that last year, we had to park so far away
from trail 6, and we had to walk in the hot sun, carrying everything for about
45 minutes. It WAS a Sunday in August, about Noon. If we visit on a Monday in
August, will we be able to park closer? What time is best to show up? And my wife
wants to know, is it still safe to enjoy the nude section on a weekday? Please,
someone answer us. We are really looking forward to another wonderful day at San
06/05/02 San Onofre State
Beach, CA Billie
I've noticed several people have mentioned San Onofre State Beach as being
a nice nude beach. IT IS! I was just there today and found it to be everything
mentioned. However, the main thing no one has made mention of is the fact there
is ALSO overnight tent and RV camping permited there. Once you pay your entry
fee, the entire length of the road (from the main gate all the way down to the
first "Trail 6" sign), on the right side, is camping areas for tents and RV's.
There are picnic tables and BBQ grills provided, as well as Sanitation Disposal
sites for the RV's. Toilets are also there, but no showering facilities. No camping
is permited beyond the first "Trail 6" marker. When going onto the beach, there
is no natural shade, so bring your beach umbrellas and a lot of tanning lotion.
There are a few "drift wood shelters" some people have put together along the
beach, so if you go early, you might be able to grab one for yourself. When I
went there today (around 2:20), it was pretty foggy out but there were still quite
a few people there. For me, I walked about a mile and a half or two miles down
the beach. I felt this was about the best place to be as it was a lot more secluded.
I didn't stay too long because I went there alone and got bored. It's much more
fun when you go with someone. If any one (reading this) would like to go, but
won't because you don't have anyone else to go with, drop me a note and perhaps
we can work something out to go together.
Note: Take Trail # 6 down to the
beach. Then go 300 yards to the left (south) of the last lifeguard tower. That's
where the nude beach begins.
01/01/10 - Kamloops, BC
The beach in Kamloops is at missions flats. There is no hazzle ever people are friendly and open. Just head down the missions flat road past the Domtar Mill and right after that your there. Enjoy. Here's a link to a guide to all nude use areas in British Columbia, Canada
Wreck Beach John
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wrech Beach is a beautiful BC beach.
It's covered in logs which make lots of little private areas, and have been planted
in the sand for hammocks. Vendors ply the beach selling everything from ice cold
beer, to sandwiches, to mushroom chocolates. Be sure to check out Stormin' Norman's
Hamburger hut. One interesting thing about the vending, is that it is all illegal.
Still, it happens, cuz people want it, and the vendors are all nude themselves.
Really, really interesting place!
15 minutes west of Panama City Beach, on Hwy 98 is Deer Lake Park. It is very
private with very few people there. The beach is quite long with dunes for extra
privacy. After parking, there is a trail to follow to the beach, when you reach
the beach, turn left and you are off the park property.
Canaveral National Seashore - Billie
National Seashore, just east of Titusville, FL (near the Kennedy Space Center)
is a national park on the Atlantic ocean open to the public for varied stages
of clothing requirements. From Titusville, go east on the "A Max Brewer Memorial
Parkway" all the way to the beaches on the east coast of the island. Travel north
(parallel to beach front) as far as the road will take you. There is ample parking.
Signs are present indicating nude bathing. At this spot, most beach goers are
clothed (not 100% clothing required), however, the further north you walk on the
beach, the less clothing you will find (about 1/4 mile - 1/2 mile north). National
Park Service does patrol the area, but they will not bother you as nudity is legal
on this beach.
Passage Key - Marsh
Key is one area for nudists. It can only be reached by water and is just south
south east of Eggmont key at the mouth of Tampa Bay. More than 100 boating nudists
on weekends. Another I just found out about is silver key in captiva island. I
am looking for any new nude beaches from Tampa to Key west that I can visit on
my honeymoon next week. Any ideas?
state park is towards the east side of the Florida panhandle about 20 miles west
of Apalachacola. There's a long drive to get to the park. Camping is a vailable
in 2 areas for tents and RVs. There are a few rental cabins available. Once you
access the beach, keep walking north. There might be a large group of people in
the park, but the beach is practically deserted. You can walk several miles and
the only folks you'll see will be an occasional park ranger on a four-wheeler.
Please respect the dunes and keep out.
05/01/02 Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook NJ Friends of Gunnison
wanting information on Gunnison Beach, hotel/motel info, or just basic facts about
the beach or beach rules and etiquette, can log onto our website at: Friends
of Gunnison The weather is just beginning to warm up. Hope to see you on the
sand. Naturally, FoG
always do something i never did on my birthday.Last year i turned 40 and went
to a nude beach. I wanted to experience this since i alway felt confortable about
my body and only tan naked for the past 25 years(i find an all over tan is the
most beautiful thing). so i went not packing a suit. i thought when i went to
the beach that the small beach to the left were for the nude bathers maybe about
50 or so , i said i can do this. wrong it was the beach to the right which had
about 5,000 bathers. so there i went into the groud of all these naked bodys.
it was one of the most liberating feeling in the world. i loved it ,i finally
had this most calming feeling like i was so ment to be there and to relax,enjoy,
and express myself as me. I found wonderful sea glass, i told bathers this was
my birthday treat to myself,..they sang to me. i had a great day. one of the top
10 days of my life So what beaches would you reconmend for me to visit in Australia
was the most fantastic weekend where we were naked at the deck they have that
looks to the ocean--we had wine and cheese at sunset --All the girls were topless
at the pools and even in the gym--had nude coed steam and sauna,and of course
tanned for 3 days --we met some nice honeymooners and a group of 3 women travelers
-This is NOT a sex club or anything, but way nice very upscale elite expensive
--it was more like a hotel then any bed and breakfast but the place to chill in
rugged northern california coast, usually enshrouded by fog, the ocean, and the
redwoods. Just above Arcata, home of Humboldt State University, is College Cove.
Ahhh, on a rare clear warm day, the cove is a paradise of sea foam, flesh and
sun. Against the rocky, almost foreboding coast, it doesn't get any better.
only clothing optional beach that my husband and I have been to is North Beach
in Miami. It was a beautiful beach with a nice concession stand and a variety
of people, including couples. It was perfect because signs were posted regarding
the nudism allowed. We didn't have to worry about getting arrested. We found good
directions for this beach on the Palm Beach Naturists web site. Does anyone know
of any nude beaches in New Jersey besides Sandy Hook? We'd like to find something
near Cape May. Thanks!
have a great nude beach here in San Diego. It's called Black's Beach and it's
nestled in between La Jolla and Del Mar. It isn't easy to get to so it keeps the
looky-loos away! I go often, by myself or with a friend or friends...it feels
wonderful feeling the ocean and the air on your naked body! It is a friendly place...I
have met alot of people there. Shared blankets with some and swam with others!
Anyway...that is my favorite beach! Thanks for listening!
just to let those know that if your planing to visit Portland, Or. there are several
nude beaches here. Sauvie Island located west of Portland off of Hwy. 30 is my
favorite place to relax and tan. The sand is warm and clean the water Columbia
River is great to swim in. Enjoy
beach in miami is a great beach with little hassle,,,, weekends the crowds are
big,,,, the parking is 4 dollars,,,, there are life guards,,,, and the gay area
is in the north section the nude beach also has showers and rest rooms,,, police
patrol and everyone seems real nice,,,,
Sun, February 16, 2003 17:34
My wife and I
visited Haulover beach three times in late January and early Febuary 03. The first
two times were on weekdays and it was almost exclusivly populated by gay men.
Sunday was a different story with at least a third of the bathers female. One
lady took out a video camera but only focused on people in her group. One solo
man masturbated near us. Few textiles but one rudely stood right next to us and
stared at my wife (a former model and still quite beautiful). I had to get up
and tell him to move on. Those were really the only negatives and overall it was
very nice and relaxing.
We spent the previous saturday on South Beach - several
topless women and lots of thongs. Most women wore two pieces though.
Testimonial - "Thanks for this great service. You put me in contact with a
person that I can enjoy nude recreation with."
Haulover Beach Chuck & Linda
realize that anyone and everyone who is into c.o. beaches know Haulover Beach.
I just wanted to tell everyone thqt we went there for our first time this October
annd it was wonderful in every respect. I would encourage anyone who enjoys being
nude at the beach who hasn't been there to go there. I just want to also make
everyone aware that from what I read from Central Florida Naturists that there
are people within the local government in North Miami who may want to put an end
to what we so much enjoy at Haulover Beach. Everyone needs to be not only aware
of this but to be active in protecting what I consider a privilege more so than
went to my first nude beach at Hanlans point which is an island close to toronto.
You take a ferry to get there but its so nice its on an island. It is a clothing
optional beach next to a regular beach. Guess which one is busier-thats right
the c.o. one. Most of the people are male (gay) not that theres anything wrong
with that. But it is very peaceful. I really enjoy walking naked, I feel its made
me more relaxed and confident. This is a "legal" nude beach and I'd like to know
what one can do to get other beaches to go "clothing optional!" I dont know why
we are so hung up on the naughtiness of being naked in public. There is nothing
wrong with it,Its liberating regardless of your shape or size(pardon the pun.)
Update - June 2010 - People are going nude at More Mesa with no hassle.
a warning about the Santa Barbara County nude beaches, namely Bates Road, Summerland,
and More Mesa. The cops have been frequenting these beaches for the last few months
and have been passing out citations to those of us who choose to sun ourselves
sans clothing. It's such a bummer! Most people have either opted to wear a thong
or not show up at all. Please continue to go to these beaches even if it means
wearing a thong. The "social pressure" of people-wearing-clothes and all of the
trash that they bring and leave at these beaches is disheartening. If we want
to continue to bear our buns, we need people to show their support.
experience with a cop at More Mesa was such that he didn't cite me...but I'm a
real good schmoozer and those 10-15 people before me didn't get off so lucky.
I had just kayaked up to the beach, up to the shores of my own little paradise
with a handful of people visible on a mile or so stretch. Not ten minutes went
by and all of a sudden I saw this green-clad officer charging me. Whoa! What a
shame to have to wear clothes at a beach that I've been going to for over 20 years,
never wearing a stitch of clothing.
Rock Quarry is a great place to hang out naked. It's in Sunny Southern Oregon,
not too far from Medford, Ashland, or Klamath Falls. From 1-5, take the Hwy 66
exit in south Ashland, then get on Dead Indian road by the Ashland Airport. Go
about 17 miles. Find Keno Road, it's past the turn off to Howard Prairie and Hyatt
Lakes. Turn right onto Keno, cross a creek. See the big pile of gravel on your
left, and turn right into the quarry area. You will find a spring fed pond in
the abandoned quarry, and lots of people getting that all over tan. It can be
very quiet with just a few visitors, or fill up on a weekend. Very mellow. There
is a view of Mt McLaughlin to the north. Elevation is about 45oo feet at the quarry.
It gets really hot there, but the water is very refreshing. Lots of trails surround
the area, and I have hiked down to Howard Prarie Lake, completely nude, and saw
no-one except a few cows. You might also encounter someone on horseback, but everyone
in S. Oregon is pretty cool.
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 14:09:16
From: doug henry <email@example.com>
My wife and I just
got back from a glorious 3 days nude at the beach at North Padre Island National
Seashore, about 20 minutes SE of Corpus Christi, TX. There's a 5 mile stretch
there called "North Beach" that's closed to motor vehicles;it does have
a bit of trash and seaweed that washes up, but is still a beautiful place to spend
the day at the beach. Its really nice for those beginners to nude sunbathing--
it's VERY isolated and secluded, and so excellent for even the modest to lose
tanlines. One whole day (a weekday) we only had 2 people walk past- one
of them a man (nude), the other an older beach-comber woman who saw us, just smiled,waved,
and kept beachcombing. There were several other couples some distance away (1/4
mile?), but they were just close enough that we could tell they were also enjoying
the beach au naturel.
Rangers patrol the beach regularly, so
it feels very safe, family oriented, and not at all lewd. We were curious as to
what the park service thought about all the nude sunbathing on their beach, so
finally stopped one of the rangers (putting on our suits first just to be cautious)
and asked what the "enforcement policy"was like. He was terrific. Very
professional, he quickly put us at ease, saying, "We see everything here
so as long as there's nothing offensive going on, we're pretty tolerant. If a
busload of kids comes walking up the beach, wed want you to put your clothes
on." After that good news, we stopped bothering to even cover up when the
rangers would pass, and, sure enough, theyd just give a friendly wave and
drive right by.
As for lodging, there's a "Best Western" about
10 miles outside the park, but there's also plenty of camping inside. The Laguna
Madre side at the Bird Island Basin is where we decided we'd camp next time, as
it's out of the ever-present wind blowing sand in your face in the evenings, so
is a little more peaceful, and the windsurfing crowd there is hip.
get to the beach, take the "North Beach Road" to the left just before
the park gate entrance. At the end of the road, park on the beach to the right
and start walking (my wife and I took bicycles, so we could cover some distance,
and get away from it all, fast- this turned out to be a great idea, as the sand
near the water is firm and easy to ride on). After about a 1/2 mile, the clothed
beach-goers stop, and you'll see people enjoying the beach the way nature intended!
We can't wait to go back.
Note: If youve got a 4wd vehicle, Padre
Island National Seashore also has a 61 mile long stretch of sand called the South
Beach where you drive on the beach. We explored this a bit down to about
22 miles, and did find a nice spot to spend the day nude and camp. Even though
the quality of sand is probably nicer and softer here, we decided we liked North
Beach better. Trucks come barreling along South Beach about 4 per hour, sometimes
30-35 mph. We also didnt like the occasional gawkers, and then got tired
of having to run for cover and be constantly on the lookout. At North Beach, in
contrast, nudity is more of a norm, and you never have to worry about speeding
vehicles surprising you or running you over.
if you go, take an empty garbage bag or two to collect some of the trash that
washes up! Nude beach goers need to be responsible! If you leave a full bag by
the dunes, the rangers will come by and pick it up. And remember, May and June
are peak season for the endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtles coming back to nestreport
any turtle nests you see to the Park Authorities! Have a great day at
South Apollo Beach
at Canaveral National Seashore. The beach is about 75 miles from Orlando. For
complete information and a very cool web site go to the Friends of Apollo at:
of Maine. From Lewiston/Auburn area take route 26 north to Bethel. Turn off route
26 at the Sunday River Ski exit. Follow signs for the covered bridge. Go past
covered bridge and stay on tar road. When you come to the end of tar road go straight
on the dirt road for about 1 mile. You will find 2 small bridges on your left.
cross the bridges and you are there. From here you can take the small dirt path
on your left and go enjoy the flat rocks and the water. Go straight till you come
to a bridge with a gate on your left. Cross bridge and go down the path onto the
rocks. Turn right and go about 1 mile and you will see 3 wide places in the road
to park. go down the bank and enjoy the area. This area is open to nudists and
anyone who wants to go top free.
north from Plattsburg about twenty minutes and follow the signs for mooney bay
marina. Just before you get to the marina there are two entrances to the Point
au Roche state park. Take the second entrance and park at the nature interpretation
center. Walk to deep bay and then hang a left onto the old road. Keep going straight
ahead until the road makes a sharp turn to the left, and at this turn you get
off the road and follow the path about three hundred yards to a well secluded
beach and enjoy. This beach is seeing more and more nude use from the nearby Quebec
found a good nude beach no websites even mention in Capitola, its called Privates,
it has killer surf on bigger swells , its on east cliff dr. half mile north of
downtown capitola. theres a small parking lot outside of a fenced gate, it looks
like your supposed to have a key but its never locked.
Fire Island - New York - Feb 28, 2013
Park officials announced that nudity will no longer be allowed on any of the national park beaches on Fire Island. Violators could face up to 6 months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines. Once again the naturist organizations who are supposed to defend our rights have failed us.