Fire island is a very gay friendly place, and has been for a long time. So nudism has being tolerated on the most remote stretches of beaches, between Cherry Grove and Pines Beach. The beach here is wilder, with the coastal forest in back ground. There is a mixed crowd coming here of both people enjoying sun bathing naked, and people wearing their swim suits. Atmosphere is very chilled. In the evening it becomes a bit more cruisy, can be interesting to stay a bit after sunset.