BREAKING: Tourism board rejects push to create nude beach

Palm Beach County tourism officials on Thursday rejected a proposal to make clothing optional along a stretch of beach in the southern part of the County, pointing to marketing efforts to promote the region as a family-friendly destination for vacationers.

The county’s Tourist Development Council on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend against a push to turn the north end of Gulfstream Park into a nude beach.  The recommendation will be sent to county commissioners, who will ultimately decide the fate of the proposal.

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The Palm Beach County Freedom Beach Initiative, a grass-roots group led by county resident Karl Dickey, approached county officials last month about creating a nude beach at the 7-acre park between the coastal towns of Briny Breezes and Gulf Stream and the cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.

Dickey has said the change would drive tourism and generate revenue for the county and surrounding cities. There are no nude beaches in the county.

But members of the tourism board questioned the economic benefit.

“The only justification for doing it is the economic impact, and I don’t think there is any economic impact that we are going to benefit from,” said Don Dufresne, a member of the tourist council.

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