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October 27, 2021

Unfair cop at Tyagarah

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Bruce Clarke, Ewingsdale.

Last Saturday at Tyagarah beach I observed police walking down the sand dunes to arrest a young couple and an older man just a few hundred metres north of the designated area, not for any alleged improper behaviour but for simply sunbaking in the nude. They genuinely complained they had not seen the sign. The young woman also said she wished to be away from other people as she did not feel comfortable being naked surrounded by others, even if they were also naked.

I could not observe another person as far as the eye could see in the long stretch of beach running north from the designated area to a distant Brunswick Heads.

It may suit a small group of self-appointed spokespeople for naturists, who enjoy social contact with others, to be corralled in a small section of a remote 10km beach but many people enjoy the freedom and privacy of being alone. Often the enjoyment is a long walk along a deserted beach.

There are those who are not confirmed naturists but people who may decide to go skinny dipping on the spur of the moment. I know very few people who have not at some time in their lives done so at a remote river, lake or beach.

The designated area is very difficult to get to for anyone with any disability or without a car. It only comprises a mere 800m of a Shire coastline of approximately 50kms.

By all means clear out those who act improperly and keep clear of well populated areas but let us return to the more free spirited approach that Byron has enjoyed for decades.

 


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