Nudists irk beachgoers

Nov. 10, 2010 at 1:17 PM   |   Comments

VENICE, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Some regulars at a Florida beach are complaining about nude swimmers and sunbathers, but authorities seem to be unclear on who has jurisdiction.

Visitors to Caspersen Beach said they frequently spot nudists using the 2-mile coastline, and the beach has been advertised online as a location for nude swimming, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said an agreement with Venice police gives them jurisdiction over the beach, but calls to the Venice Police Department about the location were referred to the sheriff's office.

In the meantime, frequent beachgoer Elsa Dempsey said she has been handing out fliers to people she spots nude on the beach informing them of rules against beach nudity.

Members of the local Naturist Society said they have been lobbying officials to have a portion of the beach designated "clothing optional."

"We need some official designation so there is some order and decorum," said Ron, 67, a society member who asked not to have his last name revealed. "We could have a successful orderly spot for people who enjoy nude sunbathing."

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Indian boy with hands larger than his head can't even tie shoes
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
Watch as driver leaps from motorcycle mid-crash and lands safely on moving car
Wanted Washington man crashes car into police hunting for him
Trending News