Veteran naturists who have gathered on a section of Broome's Cable Beach known as 'north of the rocks' to sunbake, fish and swim nude fear their way of life has been threatened by tourism. What used to be hundreds of people getting naked during the 60s, has faded to only a handful of locals ever since the 'do-gooders came along' explained one Broome local named Bobbie. She told the ABC that the local tourism boom suddenly put a lot of the nudists in the region under close scrutiny with complaints about their distaste for the 'clothing optional' lifestyle. Naturists pictured who have gathered on a section of Broome's Cable Beach known as 'north of the rocks' to sunbake, fish and swim nude fear their way of life has been threatened by tourism. Tanned skin and private parts lay out on display on the sandy shores of the popular tourist beach.
Swept away in Broome!
Cable Beach - Wikipedia
Where on earth did such a stunningly beautiful beach get a name like Cable Beach? This was my first question when we eventually arrived in Broome on our around Australia trip. Apparently it is was named after just that — boring old cable, that was laid between Broome and Java in for telegraph lines. Cable Beach, in Broome in North Western Australia, is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Cable Beach nudists battle to maintain their lifestyle after tourist boom
The kids learnt a bit that day. We didn't realise it was a nudist beach at the end we went to. The waves and water was lovely.
Updated July 24, The handful of remaining nudists in a northern West Australian tourist town are fighting to maintain their lifestyle, in the face of increased beach traffic, judgemental tourists and sneaky photographers. Since the s, naturists have gathered on a section of Broome's famous Cable Beach known as "north of the rocks", to sunbake, fish and swim in the nude. But veterans of the scene say about a decade ago, things began to change. The local tourism industry boomed, and suddenly, the nudists were coming under close scrutiny.