Bunbury beach 'place to meet for sex'

An internet search reveals Mindalong Beach as a location where homosexual men can take part in sexual activities with strangers in public.

A POPULAR Bunbury beach is being promoted on the internet as a location to meet strangers for sex.

An internet search reveals Mindalong Beach and a carpark on Cathedral Avenue in Australind are listed on a website aimed at directing homosexual men to locations where they can take part in sexual activities with strangers in public.

The practice has stopped one South Bunbury couple using the Mindalong Beach carpark when they walk their dog.

Geoff Tremayne said his wife returned home shocked and distraught last week after spotting two men near the nudist beach involved in a sexual act at the base of the sand dunes.

"She looked up into the sand dunes and there were two males (engaged in a sexual act)," he said.

In the eight months he has been walking his dog in the early evening at the beach, Mr Tremayne has noticed an increase in the number of men parking at the secluded spot and visiting the nearby sand dunes.

Concerned for public safety he called on the police and Bunbury City Council to patrol the area or erect signs warning families the beach and carpark may not be child-friendly.

Although he understood it was a nudist beach, he said many families used it as a thoroughfare.

"It's an environment where children walk," Mr Tremayne said.

"It's becoming a real problem."

The couple reported the incident to Bunbury City Council rangers and WA Police.

Bunbury Police officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Peter Jenal condemned the behaviour and said police would act on reports.

"If people are taking part in sexual acts in public places it is obviously an offence and police will respond to complaints," Sen. Sgt Jenal said.

Although Sen. Sgt Jenal was not aware of any reports about people using beach carparks or the sand dunes as meeting places for sex, he encouraged people to report incidents to police on 131 444.

Bunbury City planning and development services director Bob Karaszkewych said rangers had received the complaint on Friday.

"The caller was advised to contact the police as it was a police matter not a local government matter," he said.

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