Visit to Black Sand Beach (NSFW)

Diary , Gallery , NSFW May 10, 2014 4 Comments

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Black Sand Beach in the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, has long been one of my favorite beaches anywhere. Not just because you can get naked there, but because it is physically beautiful. And yes, the sand is black.

I first started coming here in my early 20s. I was just starting to come out as gay, so it being a place where there would be other gay guys (naked, no less!) was a big attraction. Having grown up doing lots of hiking and loving the outdoors, it satisfied my desire to get out of the house and into nature, along with my interest in guys. This was the early 90s, pre-internet and smart phone and I was living in the ‘burbs, so there weren’t as many options for meeting other gay guys. I was so new to the gay world at that time, still feeling uneasy and self-conscious when I visited the Castro or going to bars, so Black Sand was an outlet that felt comfortable.

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Those days of uncertainty and uneasiness with being out are long gone, fortunately. But my love of Black Sand has remained. Through the years I’ve met friends new there, cruised there, gone to be alone among strangers, even filmed a porno. When the sun is shining and the day warm, I feel the impulse to take the drive up to Marin and spend a few blissful hours at the beach.

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Getting naked at the beach takes some practice. Most of us just aren’t used to stripping down outdoors, in public. The first few times, I’d crouch low on my towel and tentatively scoot out of my shorts, feeling self-conscious the whole time. But then lying on the towel, naked in the sun… damn it felt good.

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Lying on my towel, I’d marvel at the guys who’d just stand up and walk down the beach naked. It took a long time for me to muster up the courage to go down to the water without my swimsuit on. Sometimes I’d see a group of guys walking along with some clothed and some naked, and think how weird… I wasn’t used to seeing my friends naked, or being naked in front of friends. Once there was a group of naked guys building a sand castle; another time I met a guy from one of the nearby military bases who was there naked, but his boyfriend remained suited-up.

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Now having had years of stripping down at the beach, I’m much more comfortable with nudity. I think some of this comes with age too, as well as being confident with my sexuality. Of course it also helps that the beach is never crowded, so running around naked with relatively few people around doesn’t feel like such a big deal.

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There are a number of nude beaches around these parts. My other favorite, San Gregorio, will be the subject of a future gallery post. But there is something about the beauty, the views, the sand, and yes the men that makes this one of my favorite places, anywhere.

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Nate

Writer, performer, public speaker, wing guy, gym buddy, sympathetic ear, naked chef, and all-around good-natured exhibitionist. Say hello at nate@natebeck.us.

4 Comments

  1. jj69action

    Nate,
    You provided me with the most wonderful day at this beach! At times that I will always cherish, thank you my friend!

    • Nate

      JJ it was my pleasure. I was so excited when you suggested going there. I love sharing my love of this place.

  2. Bob

    This story and pictures are so lovely Nate as well as really hot and horny, beautifully written and composed. Robby in the UK x

    • Nate

      Thanks Robby – glad you like!

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