This nude sunbathing beach is on the riverbank of the Westfield River (East Branch). It does not have a name despite its poipularity. It is a beautiful area maintained by its regular users. There is a wide sandy beach and a cool pool in the river for swimming and rafting. Men outnumber women nine to one. The beach is popular every day in the warmer months. This is undoubtably the gayest nude beach in New England. Since the signs were placed, most people have parked at other, much smaller, lots located about 0.5 miles and 1.3 miles west of the main lot on Route 9. (The closer one is illustrated.) There is a poor-quality path on the far side of the river, parallel to Route 9, which makes it possible to reach at least the closer parking lot without using the shoulder of the main road, but it is rough walking and involves fording the river at a poorer location.
Crowd: Weekdays almost exclusively gay men, weekends there are more straight couples present.