Cover Up: Nude Sunbathers Are Breaking The Law

Sunbathers in Brunswick County may no longer be able to avoid those tan lines.

The Star-News of Wilmington reports that officials are trying to stop sunbathers from flaunting it all on Bird Island. The island near Sunset Beach has long been a gathering place for those who want to bask in the nude.

A local physician recently complained about the nudity after a sightseeing trip with his children. County Commissioner Marty Cooke
says he did some research and found that Bird Island was not an
official nude beach and that the full exposure is against state law.

Cooke says he will work with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office to come up with a sign banning nudity on North Carolina's portion of the island. The western portion lies in South Carolina.


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