For Businesses. Write a Review. If you don't enjoy tan lines, then this is the beach for you. Be prepared for a long walk to the water, and make sure to get here early if you want a parking spot. The parks police have been cracking down see what I did there ;- on the party crowds so no more alcohol or smoking, which in my opinion is a good thing. Make sure to pack plenty of sun screen! And when in Rome It's known, it's obvious, and legally there's little that can be done unless someone is actually assaulted.
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Our visit to Gunnison was enjoyable, but not as special as our visit to other naturist beaches in Walk Gunnison in the winter and experience the beach without all the visual static of the warmer Sandy Hook. Profile JOIN. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Gunnison Beach. Review Highlights. Reviewed January 19,
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 It was then armed with conventional anti-aircraft guns from to ,when it became the site of a Nike missile defense installation. Contrary to popular belief and urban legend, there was no nude bathing en masse on the part of the United States Army garrison that led to the formation of the nude beach. It was the discovery of Gunnison Beach's natural seclusion by park visitors in the late s and early s that led to its inception as a nude beach.
As he gets closer to another person on the beach, not nude, he unfurls a black Speedo from his hand and slips it on without missing a step. At Higbee Beach, a once-nude beach that is no longer officially a nude beach, except that it is basically still a nude beach in spots, the nude sunbathers are nothing if not polite. Get the news you need to start your day. That ended Higbee's run as an official nude beach, but really, being an official anything beach was never Higbee's thing. It's not officially a dog beach. It's not officially even a swimming beach, or an anchor-your-boat beach. Or a horse beach. Or a gay beach.