ITV’s Sanditon was filmed on some of the UK’s most famous dogging sites
ITV’s new drama Sanditon has been dubbed the New Poldark by viewers who have been charmed by the show’s stunning setting.
The vast expanses of sand and craggy cliffs of Clevedon in Somerset seem perfect for the last distinguished drama of the ITV period.
But it looks like the seaside town has a rather cheeky history – being known for outdoor sex.
The secluded cliffs, coves and beaches featured in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel are a magnet for doggers as well as nudists, reports The Mirror.
Last week 3.6 million viewers saw spirited Charlotte Heywood, played by Rose Williams, arrive at the resort town of Sanditon in the first episode.
There was nudity as male figures including Tom Parker played by Kris Marshall bathed in the sea.
But locals are no stranger to seeing bare buttocks at the beauty site, as couples having sex have been bothered by dog walkers.
A coastal path, leading to Ladye Bay, has been touted as a “pickup point” for men looking for nookie.
There are even reports of pieces of carpet and porn magazines found in some wooded areas.
One resident said: “The scenery is beautiful, but some of the events here are a bit cheeky, to say the least.”
Sanditon is also filmed in Weston-super-Mare, on a beach just below the kinky spot of Bleadon Hill. The Swinging Heaven sex website gave very specific advice on a sleeping area, stating, “Left side very open but lots of activity after dark.”
While another site says, “A good deed is happening in the sand along the pier.”
The neighboring National Trust site Sand Point is a third location for cameras and equally popular for doggers.
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A married PC has been fired for joining a couple in a threesome sex session while patrolling the notorious site. And there have even been reports of a “passion wagon” offering “low-key stealth” to customers.
Further along the windswept coast, Brean Beach, which is in Sanditon, makes it the site of the Fab Swingers.
A local posted: “The beach is 4 miles long, you can usually find a quiet place. I saw lots of topless couples there. My brother often disappears in the dunes with his wife.
Another replied, “In the dunes you can get what you need. Watch out for the Uniformed Police to stop the turn signals, so stay in the dunes. “