June 12, 2008 -
Bikinis Are Back
Kanab, Utah, has reportedly decided that a policy at their new city pool prohibiting both bikinis and speedos went too far, and will change the rule.Â Giggling though at City Councilwoman Nina Laycock’s statement that “We were so engrossed with safety and health issues we overlooked the wording.”Â How on earth is a dress code a health and safety issue?Â The comments on the original Salt Lake Tribune article are particularly entertaining.Â
June 6, 2008 -
Wardrobe Changes Announced For San Onofre
The acting superintendent for San Onofre State Beach has announced that effective September 1 nudity will no longer be permitted at the park’s Trail 6 Beach.Â This is not a change in law, but in local enforcement.Â According to the Union-Tribune, the decision to abandon years of tolerance is due to a new interpretation of a civil rights law from 1991.Â The nudity reportedly makes some employees unconfortable, and park management is reportedly acting to avoid sexual harassment claims, though the Union-Tribune article seems to refute the legal basis for that rationale.Â
June 29, 2007 -
When It Goes Past Nudity
USA Today article on enforcement issues at a Wisconsin beach where nudity is legal, but some guests want to go further. Article includes a brief mention of legal changes in the status of nudity at Bates Beach in Santa Barbara County.
February 9, 2006 -
Everyone’s heard stories, and I think some of them are on the verge of urban legend status, but as part of the research for an article I’m trying to finish, can anyone share any first-person reports of dress code enforcement by lifeguards or others at California beaches?Â Swim suit too small or too low? Towel slippage while changing into or out of a wetsuit?Â Citations, warnings or a good stern lecture?Â Appreciate any help either in the comments or via e-mail, and will use no names without permission.
Interesting SitesBeachapedia.org Beachapedia
Cal. Coastal Commission Like them or not, they are one of the biggest players around when it comes to coastal access in California.
Howling Point Your moderator’s personal site. He does have a life outside of this, as shown by the occasional gaps in posting.
Surfrider Foundation Activities and campaigns for clean water, beach access, beach preservation and protecting special places.