First Official Nudist Beach

Public notices are set to go up at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey in County Dublin but there has been a mixed reaction to the news. Some of the concerns include the suitability for children and that it may attract anti-social behaviour.

It is still be open to people who don’t wish to go naked, the signs tells others not to be alarmed if they do see nudists. “So for someone reading that, if for any reason they are in fear or distress, at least they will have notification that there may be nude bathers. We have always used the term ‘clothing optional’. “We simply want to go there, lie in the sun, get in the water, have a swim… but we don’t want to wear anything, that’s all,” said Pat Gallagher from the Irish Naturist Society