Frequently Asked Questions about Baker Beach
Q: What is it like at a nude beach?
A: You’re going to see naked people. You have the option to be naked if you want to… Best of all, nobody cares if you’re naked! We promise that it’s a bigger deal to you than it is to other people. People go to a nude beach in order to relax, get away from their troubles, and get tan without those pesky tan lines!
Q: What if I see someone I recognize?
A: Don’t be rude… Say hello to them! The chances are, they will have their clothes off too, making it that much more comfortable.
Q: What if I’m not in the best physical shape?
A: Studies have shown that social nudity helps contribute to better mental well-being, helps reduce anxiety, and decreases stress levels. Additionally, it contributes to a better body image. All shapes, sizes, and colors are welcome at Baker Beach. You don’t have to look like Mr. or Mrs. Olympia in order to take your clothes off and enjoy the beach. Come as you are.
Q: What if I get an erection?
A: This is the most common question from men. First off, nude does not mean lewd. While sex with our loved ones involves us being naked, being naked is not always sexual. However, nervousness, or nothing at all can cause men to obtain an erection. Here’s what you do… If you start feeling an erection coming on, simply go into the water until it subsides. If the water is not an option, sit down in your chair, cross your legs, and put something in your lap while you wait. Another option is to lay down on your stomach until it goes away. That’s it.
Q: What if I have stretch marks?
A: Ladies ask this question often. Nobody cares! Again, people of all shapes, sizes, and colors come to the beach – women with stretch marks are no exception. Nobody’s going to be looking that closely at you, anyway. Women have battled breast cancer and have come to the beach with one or no breasts. Do you think that stops them? Absolutely not! Come as you are.
Q: Do I have to shave my pubic hair? Will people look at me weird if I shave or wax my pubic hair?
A: People have all types of grooming preferences. It’s all about personal preference. If you leave a full-grown bush, nobody will care. If you shave off or wax all of your pubic hair, whether you’re a man or a woman – nobody will care. Do whatever you want with your pubic hair.
Q: Is Baker Beach for adults only, or can I bring my children?
A: Baker Beach is a public beach, so anyone can come to the beach, so long as laws are being followed.
Q: Can I do (insert any activity) on the beach?
A: Are you breaking any laws by doing whatever it is you want to do? If not, then go for it! If you would be breaking the law, don’t do it. You don’t want to spend your trip in San Francisco in jail. All local, state, and federal laws apply on Baker Beach.