Many people feel there is no better nude beach than Gunnison on America’s East Coast. There is a slogan for this beach too and it reads like this – “Life is Short: Play Naked”. There are plenty of well-toned all nude bodies everywhere. There are average bodied men and women too, so there is really nothing to worry. There are clear signs for the designated nude areas. Stay within the zone. You will also get a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline and NY harbor.
Try nude sunbathing close to San Francisco at Baker Beach. There are other beachgoers too, but that’s not a problem as most naturalists stay together within the zone. You can catch an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge from here. The view is so good that almost nobody stares at the bathers. Just a word of caution! The water is really cold.
This is beach mecca for nudists. Officially it is not clothing optional, but if you take a quick look around, you will see many either topless or completely nude. The locals call it the UFO Beach after an evacuation vehicle that drifted ashore in 2010 after a storm. Strangely, it looks like a flying saucer. The beach turns really wild during the spring with the college kids partying.
This is another inland beach, on the Columbia River. Collins is popular with the locals, but nudists have a field day here too. In fact, 75% of all visitors here go nude. There are a few bearded hipsters with their funky and weird ways on the sand as Collins Beach is so close to Portland. Access is a bit rocky. You will have to drive the last half mile on a gravel road. Carry a cooler, some drinks, cream and towels.
San Gregorio is a very small town in the San Mateo County. South of San Francisco, this is home to just 287 residents. But what makes it stands out is the stunning Pacific coast here. The beach itself is two miles long. The San Gregorio beach is famous for one more reason – it’s the oldest nude beach in the US. There are separate areas for gay and straight naturalists. The sunsets are lovely.