San Onofre Beach at Trail 6 has been a clothing-optional haven for nature lovers for over 30 years. Now the the California State Park System is planning on taking away this small stretch of clothing-optional paradise unless we all speak-up!
On May 19th 2008, Ruth Coleman, Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation had issued an order revoking the longstanding "Cahill Policy" as it applies to the San Onofre trail 6 area, effective Sept. 2, 2008. The day after labor day.
Allen Baylis, an attorney, said the naturists have a right to be nude at Trail 6 because of the Cahill Policy, written in 1979. The rule states that "enforcement of nude sunbathing regulations within the state park system shall be made only upon the complaint of a private citizen. Citations or arrests shall be made only after attempts are made to elicit voluntary compliance with the regulations."
Please see http://www.friendsofsanonofre.org and http://www.sanonofree.org for more info and to learn what you can do to help save the beach!
If you have not done so already, please write or email DPR Director Coleman at:
Director Ruth Coleman
Dept. of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street,
Sacramento, CA 95816
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE TELEPHONE: (916) 653-8380
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE FAX: (916) 657-3903
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
E-mail link on site at: http://www.sanonofree.org