Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington has long been associated with naturism
espite being one of the East Yorkshire coast’s most popular picturesque beaches telling someone you are heading to Fraisthorpe will still produces a wry smile.
Today the beach is full of families and a popular spot to visit in summer.
But for 30 years it was officially a naturist beach where you could go and strip bare without a care in the world.
But that all changed in the late 1990s.
We have taken a look back at this beauty spot’s chequered history.
About Fraisthorpe beach
Fraisthorpe is located about two miles south of Bridlington’s main beach with golden sands and shallow waters which are perfect for bathing.
You can walk right along Fraisthorpe to Bridlington when the tide is not high and you can also explore remains of the Second World War defences.
The beach is backed by low clay cliffs and as you head north of the beach there are some spectacular views and clifftop scenery.
There is parking available at Auburn Farm.
Fraisthorpe has been popular with naturists for the best part of 50 years.
The beach was officially designated as a naturist area in 1980 by the then East Yorkshire Borough Council in what was deemed a progressive move.
Original publication 5 September, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 15th September 2020
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