Gender Equality on Beaches

In order to promote equality for all persons, any person shall be allowed to go topless on any beach within the Town of Nantucket.

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At the 2022 Annual Town Meeting, residents voted to adopt the Gender Equality on Beaches bylaw amendment, which was approved on December 6, 2022 by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  

The Town of Nantucket requests residents and visitors, when exercising their rights under the new bylaw, to abide by stipulations in the amendment. We ask everyone to be patient and respectful as the island adapts to this first-of-its-kind bylaw in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

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