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High Court defends nude sunbathing

Nude sunbathing allowed, but must not occur too close to private homes On Wednesday the Eastern High Court upheld an earlier ruling from the Lyngby district court allowing nude sunbathing on all public beaches in Denmark. The case was originally...

On Wednesday the Eastern High Court upheld an earlier ruling from the Lyngby district court allowing nude sunbathing on all public beaches in Denmark.

The case was originally filed in March, when a couple from the well-to-do coastal village of Skodsborg, north of Copenhagen, filed a complaint with their local council over a nude couple having sex on the beach adjacent to their property. The couple wanted to put up signs forbidding nudity on the beach.

But the High Court echoed the original ruling from the Lyngby court, which stated that nude sunbathing was not indecent but must be done at least 50 metres from the nearest private residence.

The ruling does not allow visitors to take part in sexual activity on public beaches.

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