Thanet council is considering warning signs at Botany Bay to let visitors know that part of the beach is used by naturists.
The bay is not an officially designated naturist beach but an area is often used for nude sunbathing,
A Thanet council spokesperson said: “An area of Botany Bay in Broadstairs, east of Foreness Point, is known to be used by some beach goers as a naturist beach. This is not officially recognised by Thanet District Council. There are currently no plans to designate Botany Bay as an official site for naturists.
“Due to the use of this part of the bay for naturist sunbathing, the council is considering the installation of signage at Botany Bay to alert visitors to the possibility of naturists in the area beyond the main beach.”
Separately, Botany Bay has also been the site of complaints about ‘flashing’ incidents. Last month police investigated a report of a man exposing himself in the car park before walking off towards Kingsgate beach. The incident happened at about 2.15pm on Wednesday 17 May. Other reports have been made this month.
A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police is investigating a report that a man exposed himself on Botany Bay beach, near Broadstairs at around 12.10pm on Thursday 8 June.
“On Friday 9 June, a man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and he was later released without charge.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with any information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/101712/23.”
Kent Police Inspector Jim Woodward will meet councillors to discuss the issue. The ward beat officer will also attend the area.