‘Bun-bathers’ lobby to save Black’s nude beach in San Diego
First published in the Daily Aztec
San Diego State University, student newspaper
April 20, 1977
The naked truth about Black’s Beach is that it is among the most popular in San Diego. On a sunny weekend more than 30,000 persons visit the swimsuit-optional beach at La Jolla, said Jake Jacobs, chairperson of the Nude Beaches Committee, which has just won another round in the continuing battle for swimsuit-optional beaches.
“We want to see Black’s Beach recognized for what it is – the most
popular beach in San Diego,” Jacobs said. “In spite of this, there are no services – no parking areas, no restrooms or access steps.”
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Designated “swimsuit optional” about three years ago, the 900-foot strip of beach between La Jolla shores and Torrey Pines State Beach has been a political football in the San Diego City Council ever since.