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Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Gunnison Beach is a beach within the Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area, on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey. It is located in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, but is on federal land managed by the National Park Service. It is New Jersey's only legal clothing-optional beach.
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  • It's a very popular beach for naturalists. The long 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot, then across the sand, until you finally get to the water doesn't deter the 1,000s of visitors each day that the ...  read more »
  • Great to relax by the water undressed , It was a weekend day . Nice people to make friends,good exercise 
  • I fly from Eugene, Oregon to Newark Airport one day, Gunnison Beach the next day and the following day I fly back to the West Coast. WHY would anyone do that? Because Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook is f...  read more »
  • Dear Gunnison, we're coming back! Took a day trip, and planning a 3 Day trip again in August. The camera/cell phones are getting out-of-hand, and the complaint to the lifeguards went as figured ("it's a public beach, so people can take pictures if they want to"). Some public shaming sent the culprits on their way. Otherwise, an awesome day with awesome weather!
  • It Was My First Time And I Loved It I Felt So Comfortable And Welcomed By Everyone I Came Across I Will Definitely Be Back This Was A Bucket List Accomplishment
  • Love Gunnison Beach!!! I've been coming here since 1988. Just recently started coming back to THE BEACH! Missed it for a few years. But I'm back....
  • A great place to strip down, hang out and enjoy a cold beer. Always a fun time and the crowd is very friendly.
  • Nice clean beaches. Long biking paths. Lots of historic sites to see. Reasonably priced parking. Has a few bars on the island as well
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