As people caught up with old friends and met new ones, the dance floor was full of bodies. A kitchen worker took a quick break to tell me how she had lost her husband — but not her peace — thanks to the resort. It changes where it narrows down there," said Pearsall in amusement. The beach's seclusion, fresh water lakes and springs, pathways up in the dunes and quiet all make Higbee a seriously atypical Jersey Shore beach — no beach tag checkers, no lifeguards, no amenities but the ones you bring in. One story that stood out came the next morning during breakfast at the Sunnier Buns Cafe. Electricity and propane are sold separately. He says he sees the same regulars who go low-key nude.
It was hardly the walls of Troy.
Once a nude beach, always a nude beach? At this secluded Jersey Shore spot, ‘anything goes.’
Even though the athletics were less than world-class, the event could not escape a flurry of merchandising. August 16, - 5: At Higbee Beach, a once-nude beach that is no longer officially a nude beach, except that it is basically still a nude beach in spots, the nude sunbathers are nothing if not polite. Then there were tequila shots among the new friends, with limes rimmed with salt. They inherited the store from their father, Jack Shaffer, and have been in businesses for 51 years. Families with children are a regular presence here.