Police warning to keep clothes on at Littlehampton beach

West Beach has been the scene of a number of reports of lewd behaviour
West Beach has been the scene of a number of reports of lewd behaviour

LEWD behaviour on West Beach has prompted a police warning this week.

With the summer sun coming out in recent weeks, there have been reports of naked people acting inappropriately on the Littlehampton beach.

Sam McMillan was walking with her daughter along the coastal beauty stretch when she was treated to an ‘unwanted eyeful’ by sunsoakers enjoying the warm weather – naked. She said: “I have been coming to the beach for over 40 years and had always thought of it as a family beach but the dunes are now advertised on Pink Times as a cruising area for gay men.

“With summer coming up and the beach becoming increasingly busy with families can some clarification be made as to what type of beach it is? I don’t want to bring my kids back to the beach to get another unwanted eyeful.”

A police spokesman said: “We are aware that West Beach at Littlehampton has historically been an unofficial nudist beach.

“Unfortunately, there have been some recent reports of ‘lewd behaviour’ and this would constitute an offence of gross indecency. We would remind those using the beach that it is not an official nudist beach and families attend the area.”