Huntington Beach

Beach nudity must cover up

THE PANTSLESS surfer on Pacific Coast Highway is the only “person” allowed to bare it all on the beach in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock/Sandra Foyt).

Here’s the naked truth. You’d better not be nude on the sand in Huntington Beach. Or in the library.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the city council, an ordinance proposed for introduction will be considered relating to public nudity. It’s an amendment to an existing ordinance that would make it illegal for anyone over the age of 9 to “appear, sunbathe, walk or be on or in any public park, city-owned or operated facility, playground, beach or water adjacent thereto, or on any other public land” or on private property open to view from public property.

The ordinance defines the body parts to be covered up, but it makes an exception for women engaging in breastfeeding.

If adopted, the ordinance becomes effective 30 days later.

Also on the agenda is an update on the city’s policy on invocations at council meetings, and a request to have a moment of silence instead of an invocation.

The council will meet at 3 p.m. in closed session and study session, with the regular business meeting at 6 p.m. both at the Council Chambers, 2000 Main St (at Yorktown Avenue).

2 replies »

  1. To allow men to walk around shirtless and not women is discrimination. You can’t have a double standard. Also who is going to police the 9 year olds asking them their age? That’s creepy!

  2. HB is becoming rather prudish. This is going to chase away the tourists and their tourist dollars.
    Is there any way to start a petetion against this? Maybe we should vote out this conservitive city council?

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