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Palm Beach County nudist colony overpopulated

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LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, FL (WFLX) - It's a unique resort that's been in Palm Beach County for more than 40 years.

At Sunsport Gardens, it's all about being in the "buff". Now, the town of Loxahatchee Groves is developing its own land laws that could change the resort.

"It feels wonderful to be able to feel the water and air and sun over our whole bodies," said a nudist colony member.

In sleepy Loxahatchee Groves, behind the greenery, there's a resort with the most exposed people in all of Palm Beach County. "The only difference is we don't have to wear clothes," he added.

"Once your in Florida, it's hot," another added. "It's just more comfortable."

Soon, Palm Beach County's only nude camp could be stripped of some of its residential and campsites on the property. "It's really strange. There's not an appropriate zoning for us," explained a colonist member.

Palm Beach County zoning law, which has been governing the resort while the town develops its own land use laws, calls for only 48-trailer sights. "We just need to figure out, ya know, exactly what they are, and how it fits into the scheme of things," said Loc Grove Vice Mayor Dennis Lipp.

According to Sunsport Gardens, they have 133 sites; 48 sites are for year-round residents.

Resort owner Morley Schloss says under the town's blueprint, their original property plan will be grandfathered in. "We're not going to kick Sunsport Gardens out, ya know, make it unreasonable for them to do business," assured Lipp.

Lipp says they do need to be aware of how the property zoned. "Now that we're a town, and, unfortunately, everything in the town has to fall into a land use category."

Meanwhile, at the county's only nudist camp, residents continue to bare it all despite concerns over how the resort will be soon be zoned.

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