Nudist neighbours for Kate and Wills Naturist group plans to turn local Anglesey beach into official nude hot spot
15:35 GMT, 29 March 2012
A beach close to the home of William and Kate could be turned into a nudist site, if naturists get their way.
Nudists want part of one of the finest beaches in Wales to become an official site for those who enjoy the sand and sea in the altogether.
Newborough Beach, on the west coast of Anglesey, is already a popular spot for naturists who flock there for its natural beauty – and because it has become a place, unofficially, where naturists know they will find likeminded holidaymakers.
Royal approval: A beach close to the home of William and Kate will become a site for naturists
But now, the British Naturism Society has applied for
official status for the well-known beauty spot, as they say it would
benefit tourism to the picturesque area, which includes Llanddwyn Island,
named after the patron Saint of Welsh lovers.
Newborough beach is just a few miles
from where the Royal couple have made their home while William is based
on Anglesey while he carries out his role as a helicopter co-pilot at RAF Valley.
Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, it is not an offence to be naked in public in England and Wales.
But local councillor Peter Rogers is opposed to the plans, saying his main concerns are the potential voyeurs the naturist beach could attract.
Newborough beach, as seen from the sky on Google Earth, is just a few miles from Kate and Wills' farmhouse
Hideaway: Newborough beach is a destination that has often, until now, unofficially featured in naturists guides – but the British Naturism Society wish to make the status official
'‘It’s not the nudists who are really the problem but the people who go and watch them from the trees,' he said.
Spokesman for the British Naturism Society, Andrew
Welch, has no such concerns. Indeed, he thinks that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shouldn't dismiss
joining the other naturists.
to the Mail Online he said: 'William and Kate shouldn't rule it out,
we're all the same underneath. King Edward VIII was a well known skinny
dipper so it's in the family.'
Bathing in the buff: If permission is granted, a sign like this one
could go up, and the Naturist society will be able to promote the area
as a nudist beach on their website