Nude Beaches

Alameda County

Strawberry Canyon Pool


Rating: B

The deck and surrounding grassy area at the East Pool, one of three pools in the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area run by the University of California, Berkeley, has long been used for topless sunbathing. The 25-yard-by-25-yard pool with six lap lanes finally reopened, but there's no word yet on whether the fun in the sun will continue. Before the closure, rule No. 8 of the posted regulations said that "Bathing suits must be worn at all times by all patrons using the facility (State of California Health Code); topless sunbathing permitted."Read more »