Fire Island Bans Nudity at Beach, But There Are Other Nude Beaches Out There

Published Date Author: , February 28th, 2013

Oahu BeachFire Island is banning nude sunbathing on Lighthouse Beach, citing the beach’s increased popularity, Out Traveler reports:

Officials for the Fire Island National Seashore announced that they will start enforcing long-standing—and often ignored—laws banning nude sunbathing. The decision, they say, is based on increased popularity of Fire Island’s Lighthouse Beach, which attracts as many as 4,000 sunbathers on summer days. “We’ve been struggling to make it work because Fire Island has a history of [nude sunbathing] and people have been coming there for years,” said Fire Island chief ranger Lena Koschmann. “The more we talked about it and researched it, the more we realized that that use wasn’t compatible with an area like Lighthouse Beach.”

But don’t worry – Queerty has you (un)covered with their list of the 10 best nude beaches around the world:

It’s been reported that park rangers are cracking down on public nudity on Fire Island. but there are still plenty of gay-frinedly seashores that encourage locals and travelers to go au naturel. Check out our summer 2012 roundup of the best nude beaches on Earth, including Herring Cove in P-Town, San Diego’s Black Beach and Capetown’s Sandy Bay (above).

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