Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Friday, July 30, 1999 Published at 08:23 GMT 09:23 UK


Special Report

Nudists told where to bare all

Dyffryn Ardudwy: Locals have complained about nudists

Nudists who use a popular beach in Gwynedd will soon find themselves limited to the amount of seashore they can enjoy.


BBC Wales's Robert Thomas ventures among the nudists
There have been a growing number of complaints from locals and other visitors to Dyffryn Ardudwy about the way they can suddenly find themselves confronted by nude bathers.

Nudists have been coming to the popular beach since the 1930s.

Council action

But following complaints that the nudists have started to wander among the clothed bathers the local council has started to take action.

Now Gwynedd Council has decided to put up signs spelling out just where the nudists can go.


[ image: Naked bathers at Dyffryn Ardudwy]
Naked bathers at Dyffryn Ardudwy
The nudists will have their own special sections where they can stretch out and bare all.

From August anyone ignoring the signs could find themselves caught out by the long arrm of the law as police may take action against them.

"We will be designating an area specifically for the nudists to frequent," said Gwyndedd Council's Assistant Director of Leisure Marian Jackson.

"It will be about a mile-and-a-half north of the main beach. There will be signs and it will be controlled."

But one naturist, who did not want to be identified, called the new plans an "imposition".

"We will all be herded together like animals and we simply don't want it," he said.





Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©



Relevant Stories

28 Jul 99 | UK
Nude protesters scale new heights

23 Jul 99 | UK
Different faces of nudism

16 May 98 | UK
Basking in Cornish waters





Internet Links


British Naturism

Gwynedd Council


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




In this section

Released hostage returns home to Wales

Puma is 'definitely' on the loose

Stereophonics earn their rock stripes

Drug arrests mar jazz festival

Internet sex doctor banned

Welsh leader supports cannabis call

MP seeks solution to asylum tensions

Welsh Tories elect new Assembly leader

'Make way for Welsh Tories' - analyst

Inquest opens into tent fire death

Welsh pit stop for Formula Three

Church tackles genetic engineering

'Poverty pilgrims' begin march

Fear of threat to river pollution fight

Tories seek place in new Wales

From UK Politics
Welsh Tory attacks 'gagging attempt'