Both beaches are situated on the majestic Columbia River and both have official signage designating them as clothing optional. The most popular part of the beach is the stretch of about 1, feet between Trail 2 and Trail 3. Make sure you purchase a parking permit and display it in your windshield see the blue car placemark. Trail 1 lands at the beach just south of the southern boundary of the clothing-optional zone, so if you take it you will have to turn left facing the river and walk just a few minutes to reach the start of the nude area. Parts of the beach accessed from Trails 4, 5 and 6 are less crowded, and many small boats dock just off the beach along this area. Collins Beach differs from Rooster Rock—Portland's other nude beach—in three key ways. Collins Beach is often referred to simply by the land mass on which it is located, Sauvie Island, a river island formed by three waterways: the Columbia River, the Willamette River and the Multnomah Channel of the Willamette River.
Charlie. Age: 23.
Secondly, Collins tends to be warmer than Rooster Rock since it does not get the cold winds that frequently blow through the Columbia Gorge.
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Collins Beach (Sauvie Island)
The most popular part of the beach is the stretch of about 1, feet between Trail 2 and Trail 3. The far northern end of the nude beach, beyond a jetty, is popular with gay men. Thus, social activities like volleyball occur at Collins, and Collins has a more social atmosphere overall, especially in the area around Trails 2 and 3. This is a very social part of the beach where there are volleyballs courts, and most families with children who visit the beach tend to congregate in this vicinity.