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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 June 19, 2016 04:05 pm

Cost? Help please?

How much does it cost to get onto beach? My fiancé and I are on out way and would like to know. It's our first time

Posted September 21, 2015 10:16 pm

Being Naked

I love the fact that you can be naked at the beach and drink alcohol too. I wish that there were more beaches like that. I go there to appreciate being free.

Posted January 21, 2015 01:36 pm

The Best Place EVER

The long walk from the parking lot is definitely worth it. I noticed the truck with ice cream before the long walk so I had something to look forward to.

My first visit was in the middle of the week. The people were mostly over forty and extremely nice people. My second visit was ten days later on a Sunday. More people of all ages and as friendly.

My third visit was on a Saturday after Labor Day. No life guards, people had rafts and music (not permissible when guards are on duty).

Can not wait for the weather to get warmer so we can get back to the beach. For me Gunnison Beach is the only beach worth going to. It's very clean. Its as nice as any other. Only wish they had a tram car for that walk. You can bring a cooler with water and cans (no glass) of beer and food. Please clean up after yourself.

Posted October 27, 2014 07:06 pm

Wish I Could Have Stayed Forever.

I learned about the beach in mid-March and could not help but go when I saw it was within four hours. I had butterflies the entire ride, knowing that for the first time I was finally going to be completely nude in public for all to see.

The feeling of undressing on the beach is one that I will want to enjoy many times for the rest of my life. Such an amazing feeling, being able to walk around in the fresh, open air naturally, free, and exposed. If only I could lie in the sand naked forever and never have to see clothes again. I had one of the most wonderful experiences of my life in spite of the chilly weather and the beach has plenty of length to explore. I absolutely love being a nudist, and will be back to Gunnison when it's warmer to skinny-dip.

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 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.