Norfolk, England's famous Holkham Beach will officially ban nudists come July 1st after years of allegations that the beach was a haven for "lewd behavior."
The Holkham National Nature Reserve--which the beach is a part of--attracts some 500,000 visitors a year, according to Norfolk Eastern Daily Press. The western part of the beach has, for years, been considered a nudist area. Andrew Welch, a spokesman for British Naturism, told the paper, “Many of our members enjoy coming to this beautiful part of the country to sunbathe on the beach and socialise with like-minded people without causing any problems. Unfortunately some people see being nude as an excuse to misbehave and it is a great shame that a small minority of trouble-makers ruin it for all of us. These people should be dealt with by the police."
In the future, nudists will be asked by police to put their clothes on. If they refuse, they may face arrest, according to The Daily Mail.
Still want to visit a nude beach when you take your next trip to England? You might be able to head to Anglesey, home of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, where last year proponents aimed to get the beaches of Newborough designated official nudist spots.
Until then, check out some of our favorite nude beaches in the world below.
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