Cummington, Western Massachusetts
The nude beach on the Westfield River in Cummington, MA, is private, beautiful and exceptionally clean, attracting regulars from as far away as Connecticut and Boston.
Gay Head - Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Welcome to Moshup Beach on Gay Head Point, Martha's Vineyard. It is what every nude beach should be: open and tolerant about its nudity, and breath-takingly beautiful. You could easily spend the entire day here, lingering to watch the sun slip slowly into the sea.
At the entrance to the beach, most of the swimmers are clad, and there are a lot of families with young children. Down the beach, off to the right, though, the scene quickly changes. The farther down the beach you go, the less bathing suits there are. This is a nude beach for everybody, and everybody goes here. Men, women, couples, families, gay, straight -- everybody.
The approved beach is a small sandy portion of town-owned beach near Race Point, abutting the Cape Cod National Seashore beach where nudity remains against the law.
The new beach is designated, clothing-optional beach, at the end of a section of woods and marsh, is only about 40 feet by 100 feet.
Directions: Take Route 6 all the way to the end of the Cape, and follow the signs for Herring Cove beach. Parking is $5 per day. Park in the parking lot on the left. Enter the beach at the far left side of the parking lot, and walk to your left down the beach. The nude area begins at the left entrance and extends almost as far as you would care to walk.
South Cape Beach Park Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Aquiet, two mile long, white sand beach during the week but busling on weekends. Lifeguards on duty are known to reprimand nudists at times. Skinnydippers put their suits back on when retreating from the water.
No facilities and stay off the dunes.
Directions: From Route 6 on the Cape, turn onto Route 130 South to Mashpee Center. Turn Right onto Route 28 North, and continue until you enter the Mashpee rotary. Exit the rotary onto Great Neck Road, and follow it until the end. Follow the signs to the South Cape State Park. Parking is only $2. From the beach, head to the right, past the adjacent town beach, and keep going. Choose a spot, and spread out your towel. There are about two miles of quiet beach to choose from.
White sand beach streaching for miles. No facilities available so bring your needs with you. Parking by permit only. Weekly passes available at beach during season or at Town Hall in the Truro Village.
Like all beaches on the Cape, stay off of the dunes (not just a good idea -- it's the law).
Directions: Follow Route 6 almost to the end of Cape Cod. In the Town of Truro, take a right onto Long Nook Road, and follow it to the end.