The Wreck Beach Preservation Society is calling a proposal to set up a police tent this summer as “repressive.”
Chair Judy Williams says the world-famous nude beach is not unsafe.
She believes the consorted RCMP presence will damper the spontaneity and sense of freedom at the remote beach.
“A police tent on the beach for the summer is just going to be viewed by beach users as a repressive act or a totalitarian type act on their part when we don’t really really need it.”
UBC RCMP say the detachment intends to pitch a tent every afternoon from the May long Weekend to Labour Day to target beach-goers consuming excess amounts of drugs or alcohol.