The beautiful clothing-optional beach
at Cherry Grove runs along the southern fringe of the Cherry Grove community and is separated from the beach at Fire Island Pines by a less-crowded swath of sand backed by the so-called "Meat Rack"
forest. As with the beach at the Pines
, the Cherry Grove beach draws a mostly gay crowd, although this section tends to see more of a mix of lesbians and gay men. It's also bordered by a fun restaurant and bar, Jumping Jacks