How We (Accidentally) Found San Francisco’s Gay Nude Beach

Published Date Author: , October 12th, 2011

Gay San Francisco TravelWe weren’t actually looking for a gay nude beach. We’d just finished an exhilarating walk along the northeastern end of San Francisco Bay in the Presidio area of the city. We’d stared awestruck at the sheer size and elegance of the Golden Gate Bridge from below and then climbed along the paths, lined with wildflowers and pillboxes created to defend the city in two world wars, until emerging at the sidewalk that crosses the bridge. Couples of all orientations asked strangers to photograph them with the sweeping orange-red arches behind.

Then back down and under the bridge we headed to emerge on the western side and walk along the cliff edge. The water churned as it approached the bridge and a couple of California sea lions scouted for a fish lunch near shore. A few minutes of walking and a quick look over the cliff and — what? Those guys on the beach are definitely gay.

And then we saw it, just off the path, a staircase whose second step noted “GAY NUDE BEACH.” We started down. Some of the signs got a bit ruder, presumably to scare away gawkers. We descended through forest and grass to emerge on a beach noticeably populated with heterosexuals, most but not all of them naked. Heading northeast toward the Bridge, we passed through a rock gateway and on to the sight of nude male flesh. Sunning, walking, splashing. A few were parked in singles and pairs under overhangs that made them invisible to cliff-top walkers.

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