Naturists Unite to Reclaim Studland.
2007 looks set to be the year when naturists at Studland Beach in Dorset fight back against the swingers, doggers and voyeurs who are ruining their enjoyment of the beach. They will be working in partnership with the Police, the National Trust, and Purbeck District Council to clamp down on offensive and illegal sexual behaviour at Britain's most famous naturist beach. Members of Studland United Nudists, Castaways, and British Naturism are to encourage all naturists to report any sexual activity they see on the beach or in the dunes and to re-assure them that they will have the support of the Police.
Studland Beach-Users’ Action Group (SBUAG) is a sub-committee of the Purbeck Community Safety Action Group established under the Crime and Disorder Partnership for Dorset.
In a press release SBUAG have reassured naturists that the police, the parish council and the District Council recognise the difference between law-abiding naturists wanting to relax and enjoy the beach, and people who visit Studland because they wrongly assume that the presence of a naturist beach means that they can abuse the location by stripping off solely for sexual purposes.
One of the naturists attending the group, Tamara Essex from Dorset, said, “We want naturists to report obscene activities immediately, not just sit there feeling uncomfortable or deciding not to use Studland any more. It’s a fantastic beach and it’s time genuine naturists reclaimed it back from the pervs who hang around the beach and the dunes spoiling our day.”
Tamara emphasised that the police and the NT wardens had promised they would respond quickly to any calls, and that 2007 would see a stepping up of overt and covert police presence on the beach to stamp out crime on Studland Beach.
The police may go as far as to post messages on 'swingers' websites to make those who come to Studland for the wrong reasons aware of the higher-profile policing at the beach this summer.