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On a clear day at Gunnison Beach, it's possible to see the New York skyline. That's because the Northern New Jersey beach, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, is conveniently located to the Big Apple. During the summer months, there's even round-trip ferry service from Lower Manhattan.

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Posted August 14, 2014 08:01 am

Parking Fee

Just so you can update your site-the parking fee at Gateway National Park and Gunnison beach is now 15.00 per car,or you can buy a season pass for 75.00.Get there early on the weekend for best parking-the lot at Gunnison fills up fast!!

Posted March 13, 2014 06:54 am

Indian Summer in 2001

With the twin towers gone from the view and the plume of smoke coming up from the ruins in plain view the wonderful Indian Summer in late September and early October 2001 is hard to forget.

There were crowds on the beach that were similar to some summer days. You had the normal chatter and sounds that a group of people make on a beach. However each time an airliner would pass over the beach everyone on the beach seemed to stop what they were doing and just watch the airliner pass by. The silence was telling as everyone paused to think about the tragic day we now call 9/11.

It all was just spontaneous but it happened again and again.

Posted September 12, 2013 01:00 am

Great beach!

I first started experimenting with nude beaches back in 1995. I already heard about this beach when I lived up in the Garden State back in the 80s and when I visited my home state back in 1996, I decided to check this beach out! Was I ever impressed! It had almost every walk of life there as in Florida is was mostly guys like myself and mostly over 40 in age demo. Here you had young, old, middle aged, male and female!

It was like Seaside Heights only without the clothes, but wonderful. Last year in 2012, I returned after not being there in NJ for almost 10 years, and it was still a wonderful experience. I even heard a 22-year-old female bragging about the place to everyone she met as she thought the whole experience was beautiful as she thought we were all the same. She has been going there since she turned 18 and has not stopped patronizing.

Posted August 18, 2013 06:55 pm

Gunnison Beach

My husband and I went to Gunnison beach in New Jersey last week. It is not my husband's thing, but it is mine. We both found this beach very relaxing and people friendly. Young and old, clothed and nude. It was very refreshing to not be judged one way or another.

Posted April 9, 2013 07:41 am

Great

Great place no clothes needed, sun, relax, young & old from 18 to 99. You must try this everyone is nice who goes nude.

Posted March 8, 2013 11:25 am

Incredible Beach

Former Jersey Shore resident who misses Gunnison. Friendly mixed group of people, great sandy beach. Most relaxing beach I have known. I used to get there at 7:00am and chill{?} out for the day.

My pool here in Venice (I call it Gunnison South) is wonderful and I can use it all year in complete privacy. But I miss the ambiance and beauty of Gunnison.

Posted August 29, 2012 07:37 pm

Awesome

I had an awesome time. It was just a great experience. Every clothing-optional location has it own unique style. This one was fantastic. On the weekend I went there was a Reunion and another organized group, so besides the usual beaching, there was no shortage of activities and interaction. Again, it was awesome.

Posted September 9, 2011 03:55 pm

A Hurriquake or an Earthicane, in one week

After 'coming out' (so to speak) again around Labor Day 2010 as a naturist, I very much looked forward to being around like-minded folks on what I hoped would be a very crowded and sunny Gunnison Beach this year (2011.) Other people noticed the earth shaking (as did I) when that quirky quake hit (yes, I was at the beach, and thought my umbrella was attached to my chair until I looked around and noticed, nope, that was not what it was) and a very frantic looking man next to me on the beach-who was feverishly checking his iphone said that he was from Los Angeles-and that we were having an earthquake. Nobody in the water even noticed. Then, the same week, Hurricane Irene flooded the Gunnison beach area, just in time for Labor Day, and Gunnison has been closed ever since (all of the 'textiled' beaches on the barrier have been open, however.) Not to worry, there was Lighthouse Beach on Fire Island. Oh, Irene! What did all of those people do to you to ruin our Day at Gunnison Beach?

Posted June 28, 2011 01:57 am

Wonderful and Fun Experience

I recently visited Gunnison Beach with my boyfriend for the first time in May. It was absolutely a wonderful and fun experience. The people are so nice and everyone is friendly. In fact, we have been back two more times since. It is very liberating and the you will definitely enjoy being there. We will continue to go back many, many more times

Posted June 12, 2011 03:52 pm

Hot Tub Iin the Sand.

I had been to Gunnison Beach 15 times in 18 weekends in the summer of 1997. I've been there maybe 10 times since then (transportation problems).

I do remember one day a number of years ago how one group of innovative people brought with them a waterproof tarp big enough to hold at least 100 gallons of water, and a number of children-sized sand buckets. They formed a line of about 15 people that would pass full buckets of water from the shoreline all the way up to the place where they had dug a pit in the sand and placed the waterproof tarp.

They then sat in this homemade hot tub that was formed right in the sand for at least 6 hours until very late in the afternoon. When it was time to start disassembling this contraption they just grabbed the buckets and threw the water back into the ocean.

That was the only day that I saw such a contraption but it left an impression I won't forget.