Sanya bans nude swimming and sunbathing on public beaches
A years-long tradition of nude sunbathing on Dadonghai Beach is coming to an end as Sanya authorities have announced plans to begin enforcing a long-standing notice banning the practice.
According to the notice, Sanya bans nude sunbathing and swimming on its public beaches. People who have a special disease that requires a full-body sunbathing treatment are still required to obey the rules and wear their swimsuit while on Sanya’s public beaches.
Mr. Zhou, who has been working in Sanya for many years, said it has become a common scene to see groups of people, who are mostly from northeastern cities, chatting and playing cards in the nude at the far end of Dadonghai Beach, causing an embarrassment between clothed and nude beachgoers.
People found in violation of the rules may face punishment from authorities.