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San Gregorio Nude Beach


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San Gregorio Nude Beach Description
San Gregorio Beach, the country's oldest nude beach (since 1967) is a large, popular beach with sand, caves and more. It's open every day, but hours are longer on weekends.

Don't confuse this privately-owned operation with the state beach which is right next door.

Stay in the nude section north of the Hazardous Surf sign, or the rangers for the adjacent state park may cite you.

Some visitors complain about people having sex in the driftwood structures near the beach.


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  • Two miles of soft sand, caves cliffs, driftwood
  • Long, wide and clean
  • Dogs allowed on weekdays only
  • Privately owned, admission charged

Who's at San Gregorio Beach

  • 50-200 people, thinly spread out
  • Popular with gay men - straights gravitate to the south end

San Gregorio Beach Facilities

Chemical toilets in the parking lot

San Gregorio Beach Activities

Surf fishing, tide pooling. Swimming not recommended

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Nudity Laws and San Gregorio Beach

Laws regarding nudity at the naturist beach vary by location and fines are stiff in some places. I have made every effort to provide accurate information, but the responsibility for knowing the law at San Gregorio Beach is yours.

Nude or naturist beach neophytes, please be respectful of others and read the Nude Beach and Topless Beach Etiquette guidelines before you go to a nude beach and check the nudity laws too.

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