**WARNING: NUDITY** Nudist day at Alexandra Beach. Competitors enjoy the sack race. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
**WARNING: NUDITY** Nudist day at Alexandra Beach. Competitors enjoy the sack race. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

WE SAY: Butt out and let the nudists be free

OUR VIEW: IT IS all very well to call for public debate over nude beaches, but will it really solve anything at Noosa National Park's Alexandria Bay?

Known as A-Bay to those who surf and sun themselves in the area, the beach has been a nudist haven for more than 40 years.

Tucked away in the middle of the national park's coastal walk, and quite a hike from the suburban hubbub both north and south of it, A-Bay was perfect.

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A secluded, quiet, pristine beach with consistently good surf.

So how did a man, who obviously thought he was doing nothing wrong, end up getting charged and convicted with wilful exposure?

The bare fact is, more and more people - families - are walking through the park.

And, apparently, some naturists are indulging their passion for the pastime in walks away from the beach.

That is a prescription for disaster.

A-Bay should remain a beach for those who wish to enjoy nature to the fullest.

But it will have to become a designated beach - well signposted to warn those who do not wish to witness such pursuits.

And nudists have to know the beach's boundaries - and theirs.

In the end, it does not come down to social expectations, the law or any individual's rights. It comes down to common sense.


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