Nudity will no longer be allowed at a well-known tourist beach resort in the southwestern tip of Spain as the Supreme Court rejected on Friday an appeal in dismissing “fundamental rights” of nudists.
The Spanish Federation of Naturism appealed against the local government barring nudists to enter the beaches within the Spanish city of Cadiz.
The federation argued that nudism can be “considered a fundamental right to freedom of ideology” based on the country’s constitution, according to the Associated Press.
However, the court disagreed, explaining that local officials have the authority to “manage properly the use of its services, equipment, infrastructure, facilities and public spaces.”
The court added that the federation was unable to create a resounding case that nudism was “at this moment, an accepted practice by the majority of beachgoers.”
Cadiz gained control for trade with the New World after Christopher Columbus found America, becoming one of the wealthiest cities in Spain.
It also had one of the busiest ports, as gold and silver flowed through its docks from the country’s territory, effectively turning the city into an architectural gem that tourist frequent up until this day
The country also earned its reputation as having easygoing beaches back in the 1950s.
This comes after the then-mayor of Benidorm requested the dictator Gen. Francisco Franco to stop the police from pestering and handing out fines to women for wearing bikinis, according to ABC News.
Nudity at the beach has often been an issue in several countries around the world, not just in Spain alone. The desire of most people to remain free from covering themselves up while basking under the sun is often an obstacle to reach.
Just a few weeks ago, Queensland rejected two proposals that allow beach goers to remain in the nude while frolicking in the beaches of the state.
Queensland remains as the only state in Australia that has not legalized nude beaches, even though there have been reports that a few have converged undetected.