Margot Adler. There have been nude bathers at Gunnison for years, even before it became a clothing-optional beach. Gunnison Beach, a clothing-optional beach in Sandy Hook, N. It officially opened as a clothing-optional beach not long after it was decommissioned as a military base in
Topless Beach May Soon be Unveiled in New Jersey
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Provincetown and Rehoboth may be among the most famous gay destinations on the East Coast, but did you know that the Jersey Shore is also home to several LGBT-friendly beach communities? Asbury Park has become an LGBT mecca in recent years thanks to a boom in gay-friendly shops, restaurants and nightlife less than 55 miles from New York City. In fact, the location is ideal for catching some rays and waves and tapping into the mile-long boardwalk attractions — everything from noshing to shopping there are lots of great boutiques featuring local designers. Carl Michaels spinning on weekends. Each June, Asbury Park also celebrates Jersey Pride with a big ole parade, live performances and lots of family fun.
It takes its name from adjacent Battery Gunnison , which visitors must pass next to in order to get to and from the beach. Gunnison Beach takes its name purely out of convenience: Battery Gunnison , a Coastal Artillery fortification built by the U. Beach goers and visitors must pass directly next to the Battery's Number 2 Gun Emplacement to walk out to the ocean. The U. Army manned Fort Hancock as a Coast Artillery post from to
Asbury Park, the famed beach destination made famous in part by New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen, is mulling over a proposition to make its beach top-optional thanks to local yoga instructor Reggie Flimlin, according to the AP. Flimlin told the AP: "Asbury has always prided itself as having an open mind and being accepting and welcoming to a lot of different cultures and lifestyle choices. If not in Asbury Park, where else in New Jersey would a woman have the right to choose whether or not she has to wear a bathing suit top? Only one beach in New Jersey, Gunnison Beach on Sandy Hook, openly permits topless bathing Higbee Beach in Cape May once allowed nude bathing, but canceled that law when people started having sex on the dunes and in the parking lot.