RESIDENTS and users of optional clothing beach, Sunnyside North Beach in Mount Eliza, are encouraged to have their say on the beach’s future before 21 April.
The beach has been a clothing optional beach and popular with naturists since 1986, and is the only nudist beach along Port Phillip Bay.
However, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council reports say on-and-off-lockdowns and travel restrictions over the past two years had changed visitorship, with more locals exploring their 5km radius rediscovering the beach.
The shire and is now asking the wider Mornington Peninsula community and all visitors who use the beach to register their preferred future for the site.
Results from our survey will help the council with their deliberations about the ongoing status of the beach, however, the decision to remove the clothing optional status from Sunnyside North Beach rests with the state government.
Briars Cr Steve Holland said he encouraged all Mount Eliza residents and beach users to complete the survey and include any comments or suggestions in relation to any illegal, antisocial or undesirable behaviour they have witnessed.
To register feedback go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/sunnyside