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Another TOPLESS Beach In ‘Acadia’ (Maine) — On ‘Great Cranberry Island’.

by Anura Guruge


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Cranberry Island Acadia Maine Anura Guruge

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DIRECTIONS

Pretty trivial to find once you get to Great Cranberry.

You can get to the Island by ferry both Northeast & Southwest Harbors, by private boat and if you are a better swimmer than I (and 99% folks are) by swimming across.

Take the main (only) drag out of the Town Docks … towards the famed Library.

Probably 1/4 miles up.

Right before you get to the other famed landmark … ‘Cranberry House‘ with “Hitty’s Cafe” & Museum.

You will see the signs to ‘Preble Cove Trail‘ on your right.

You can also find a cut-over to the Trail from outside the Museum. Not hard to find.

You will NOT see the ‘Topless Sign’ until you are about 100-yards from the beach.

Easy trail. Walk in the park.


OK, when we visited, last Friday, June 28, 2019, it was empty despite being the most beautiful day of that week — sunny and warm.

But, this was BEFORE July 4th and I have been told that the Islands don’t start to rock till after that.

Yes, as this blog testifies (and you really should do a search on ‘topless‘) I, given that I grew up in Europe, have no aversion to toplessness — male or female. No, I don’t need to see female breasts. SMILE. As I have said, more than once, “after you seen your first 10,000 they all look the same“. SMILE. Yes, I have been to HUGE topless beaches in Europe.

Funny thing this … my posts on nude/topless beaches in New Hampshire and Maine are year round favorites — on a daily basis. Always puzzles me when I see 30 hits for ‘Nude New Hampshire Beaches’ in mid-February when the temperature is below 0F and there is a foot of snow.

There is a ‘bed & breakfast’ in Acadia that SELLS (for a $1) my Acadia Nude Beach map (yes, the one above). I hear that it is quite a hit.

Well, I just wanted to share.

Talking of topless — I have been topless in my 1+ hour hikes the last few days. Feels so good.


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by Anura Guruge

Laconia Continues To Stoke The New Hampshire “Free Female Nipple” Movement!

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wednesday, March 30, 2016 “Laconia Daily Sun”. Visit ‘laconiadailysun.com’. You will need to logon to read original.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access “Laconia Daily Sun” original (you need logon/password).

From Thursday, March 3, 2016 “The Laconia Daily News“.


I could NOT believe this when I saw it in the “Laconia Daily Mail” last week. I knew we were close to April Fool’s day BUT, alas and alak, this was not a prank.

What is Laconia trying to achieve? What is Laconia trying to prove? A Laconia judge has already ruled, twice, that local ‘anti-toplessness’ ordinances do NOT Trump New Hampshire’s “female toplessness is not a crime” law. Attempts to change that law failed just a couple of months ago. So how does Laconia think that they can get around this when Gilford could not.

Yes, I understand Laconia’s concern about ‘Bike Week’. Been there, seen that. Long time ago a female that I was with, while visiting Bike Week (from Meredith) by boat, was urged, repeatedly, by men standing on the Weirs overpass bridge to ‘bare a chest’. Much to my surprise, given that she was not noted for being shy or inhibited, she was mortified! She rushed into the cubby cabin of the boat and refused to come out. That was interesting.

So, let us NOT do a Trump on this; i.e., blame/punish the woman. Toplessness, per NH law, remains a WOMAN’S CHOICE. Pro-Choice when it comes to toplessness. But keep and enforce the ordinance that says that men can be arrested and fined for ‘asking’ women to bare it all (though I have a feeling that this would not also hold up in court due because of 1st Amendment AND because you are not asking the lady to do anything that is a crime in NH.

To I this is all crazy. Just let it be. Pro-Choice for women. 


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See post about another proposed law to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire.


by Anura Guruge

HB 1525 DEFEATED — Female Nipples Remain FREE In New Hampshire: Let’s Keep It That Way.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access “Laconia Daily Sun” original (you need logon/password).

From Thursday, March 3, 2016 “The Laconia Daily News“.


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This is wonderful news, though not that surprising given that the proposed law looked constitutionally suspect from the start.

To say I am RELIEVED would be the understatement of the day.

As I have tried to explain, until my poor testicle turned blue, my annoyance with the so called ‘Movement’ was that they were TRYING to free something AFTER they found out that it was already free.

That is like me trying to whip up support to free interracial marriage. You can’t free something that is already free, and agitating to free something that is free FREAKS out people.

We dodged a bullet. Let’s please stop the insanity. EXERCISE your FREEDOM. Don’t protest it.

The Female Nipple REMAINS FREE in New Hampshire. It is a GLORIOUS thing. Keep it that way. Don’t jeopardize the freedom.

Long Live The Free Nipple In New Hampshire and Everywhere.


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See post about another proposed law to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire.


by Anura Guruge

One Proposed New Hampshire Law Decriminalizes Prostitution, Another Criminalizes The Female Nipple!

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Click here to read proposed HB 1614 in its original form
at the NH State Website.

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and read the introductory part
of the ‘Legalize Prostitution Bill’.

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I do NOT know the pros and cons of this BUT a quick scan of the Web relative to this Bill, i.e., HB 1614, indicates that the current, worldwide, thinking is that decriminalizing of prostitution is a POSITIVE thing. OK. I am fine with that.

It is just the contrast that upsets me. So we could now see an increase in prostitutes, of BOTH sexes in our few cities, BUT heaven forbid IF any of the females expose their nipples.



Just for completeness here is the start of HB 1525, the proposed law that will clamp down on the public display of the female nipple. Check this post, from January 12, 2016, for more on HB 1525.

 Click here to read proposed HB 1525 in its original form
at the NH State Website.

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and read the introduction.

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by Anura Guruge

Proposed New Hampshire Law To Take Away The Current FREEDOM Of “Free The Nipple”.

by Anura Guruge


It was the fear of this, i.e., NEW laws where prior laws did not exist precluding female toplessness, that made me turn my back on NH “Free The Nipple“. The nipple was FREE in NH, sans any laws, until these shortsighted folks started clamoring for freedom for something that was already free. Did not make sense.

Now, as I dreaded, three NH lawmakers, all from my county of Belknap, Messrs. Gallagher, Hurt and Spanos, and introduced N.H. House Bill (HB) 1525-FN, an act relative to the circumstances that constitute indecent exposure and lewdness.

 Click here to read proposed HB 1525 in its original form
at the NH State Website.

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IF you prefer to read the ENTIRE bill here.

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++++ Search on ‘nipple‘ & ‘toplessness‘ for many other related posts.


See post about another proposed law to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire.

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by Anura Guruge

“Free The Nipple” New Hampshire Backfires As I Dreaded.

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As you can clearly see I feared this and THAT was the reason I ‘soured’ on the ‘movement’.

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So what has transpired now, i.e., December 2015.

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Click to access ‘Concord Monitor’ article from yesterday.

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From ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’, Dec. 9, 2015. Use link BELOW to access original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

The link to ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ article.


So let me try to explain AGAIN as to why I feared this would happen and why that put me at odds with those that thought they were onto a good thing.

CURRENTLY New Hampshire, like most other States, do NOT have any State-level laws precluding toplessness.

So the female nipple was and still is FREE (bar some silly, unenforceable local ordinances, e.g., Gilford beach).

When the New Hampshire ‘Free The Nipple‘ movement came to be WE did NOT know that there were NO State Laws against toplessness. We assumed that there must be.

Then we FOUND OUT.

And as far as I was concerned that turned everything on its head.

No laws meant that the nipple was FREE.

PROTESTING and asking it to be FREED — when it was already FREE — was just asking for trouble.

That was my issue, my problem and my fear.

Protesting against something that was already FREE was STUPID.

NOW if these new laws come into force yes there will be something to protest.

But what a shame.