A LIST of the most popular places to have sex outdoors has caused widespread shock.

Swinging Heaven, an adult website, said car parks, beaches and nature trails in Sussex are among the top sites for “dogging”.

According to the site, people love to carry out their exhibitionist behaviour at Devil’s Dyke and at Dukes Mound in Brighton.

Foredown Tower in Portslade and Brighton’s nudist beach are also among the top sites.

City councillors were shocked by the list

Conservative Garry Peltzer-Dunn, pictured right, who represents Wish ward, said: “I think it’s horrendous that these activities are happening in our open spaces.

“It’s obvious that a minority of people are into this but it will still have a disastrous effect.

“Brighton is a popular tourist destination and many families visit the city.

“If people see such activity they would be horrified.”

Alan Robins, chairman of the tourism, development and culture committee, said: “I would hate to think that these activities would put anybody off visiting Brighton.

“I want to remind people Brighton is a popular tourist place and people visit us for the attractions like the Palace Pier and the seafront.

“Brighton is one of the most photographed coastal cities in Europe on Instagram. I have lived in Brighton all my life and I always try to champion the city.”

The list says other popular dogging sites include Chaucer industrial estate in Polegate; Wetland Sanctuary car parks, Seaford and High and Over car park in Alfriston Road, Seaford; Newhaven Fort car park.

In Eastbourne, couples love Butts Brow, Sevenoaks Road, Prince William Parade and Wilmington Chalkpit car park.

In Hastings, the list revealed the hotspots being Beaney's Lane, Hastings Country Park car park and, not surprisingly, Fairlight Glen Naturist Beach.

Wealden, it appears, has the most sites for outdoor sex. They are Access road near A27, Westham; Car park near Cuckoo Trail, Hellingly; Ashdown Forest, Uckfield; Library Way car park, Uckfield; Main Road, Westfield; Lower Road, Forest Row and Maresfield Cricket Club car park.

Dogging, sexual activity in public or watching others engage in sexual activity in public, is not banned under a specific law in the UK, but people who get caught can be charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 with public lewdness and indecent exposure.

It became popular in 2003 when couples were able to arrange meetings conveniently on the internet.