Articles by Gary Mussell

Gary Mussell was the founding President of SCNA, after serving on the Board of Directors of the famous Elysium Fields in Topanga Canyon. In 2017, he became President of AANR-West. He is also a member of The Naturist Society.

Bates Nude Beach Section Reestablished in California!

Bates California Beach Is Nude Again (With Conditions) Thanks To Long term Efforts of SCNA & Friends of Bates Beach Guest Blog by: Gary Mussell (Director, Friends of Bates Beach) North Rincon Beach (locally known as Bates Beach, named after the beach’s access from Bates Rd.) is at the southern tip of Santa Barbara County, just north of Rincon Point. The beach was once a safe, family-friendly environment that attracted several hundred people on summer weekends. On the convenient eastern end, people in bathing suits came to exercise their dogs and watch the world-class surfers practice their skills. The more ... Read more