With the Golden Gate Bridge serving as a backdrop to crowds of frolicking free-love types, bearded hippies among them, this beach is unmistakably Californian. Baker Beach faces the open ocean and its chilly waters can be too rough for bathing, but when the sun is out this is San Francisco's most popular place for naturists. It is also extremely easy to reach – a mixed blessing for urban nudists since non-nudists can come to take a peek. But its long-standing legal status also ensures a loyal following, particularly with the city's welcoming gay crowd. The northern section of the beach, nearest the bridge, is the place to strip.
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