Happy Independence Day! As a present for our US American readers, here is the post about Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook. It is definitely one of the top clothing-optional beaches in the US, and for a good reason.
This beach is huge, even though large part of it is closed for protection of shorebirds, primarily plovers.
This part usually opens in the end of summer, when nesting season is over, but you can just go strolling or jogging in the protected area.
Once, the water was full of fish roe,
and it left beautiful crystal-like traces, or rather footprints, of the waves on the sand. And plovers were happy to feast on it.
But even the designated area is big enough to host numerous beach goers from NYC metropolitan area as well as Jersey shore.
Most people stay close to water, so there is a vast sandy part between people and dunes that may be used for jogging
and of course nudists’ favorite volleyball.
The limiting factor is rather space at the parking lot which fills up quickly on weekends.
If you don’t mind spending more money – $45 0r $30 with this coupon on certain times – it is way better to get to Sandy Hook from Manhattan by ferry.
It leaves from two locations Midtown and Downtown, and you have an easy ride with fresh breeze and nice views.
Speaking of views, what makes Gunnison Beach very special is that there’s no other nudist beach that could boast with Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. You’ll definitely want a naked portrait with that background, just prepare a pair of glasses against the bright sun.
There you go!
Another option is to turn upside down 🙂
Oh wait, I think I did manage to get at least one ‘normal’ portrait. It is somewhat surreal to let it all hang out while seeing that crazy city so close.
Coming back to Manhattan after that feels like coming to another world.
17 thoughts on “Sandy Hook”
great – going in August !
come this Saturday! Vita Nuda group organizes a party there, it will be fun!
So lucky to enjoy this freedom – never take it for granted; great photos!
you’re right, freedom is never ‘free’, many naturists know it too well
I’m definitely going to have to move back to NY. No naked beaches, no naked hiking, no naked driving, no naked nothin’ in NC.
If you from the Northeast or visit New Jersey or the greater New York City Area and you are a nudist, naturist, or like being naked at an ocean beach, you should go to Gunnison Beach at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area (National Park Service). Get there early or take the fast ferry from Manhattan. We ate lucky to have Sandy Hook. Randy