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Clothing-optional not working at Tyagarah Beach

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay

It has become clear over the last two years of safe beach meetings that it is not just the sex pests attracted to the CO designation but a number of local lewds who want the beach for themselves and intimidate ‘textiles’ and known locals.

It’s got to a point where local Tyagarah women feel threatened just leaving their homes. A stalker was arrested recently after the pursued woman took down the car’s number plate and reported the incident to police.

Police surveillance is stretched to the limit.

Having a mixed-use ‘free’ beach in such an isolated area won’t work.

Whether Byron Shire is adult enough to designate a mixed-use beach zone in a busier, safer location like our European cousins is yet to be seen. Trying to make it work in an isolated area has failed.


3 responses to “Clothing-optional not working at Tyagarah Beach”

  1. Brett says:

    Have you actually been there.

    You have a gift for no facts and exaggeration.

  2. Jan says:

    Yes Brett. I have been there
    My comments are all backed by police reports or personal experience.

  3. Jack says:

    Cr Hackett, There’s no need to close Tyagarah as a CO area, just yet.
    Simply vote in favour of adding a CO section at a more populated and policeable beach and the vast majority of genuine nudists will flock there and save $8 parking NPWS fee.
    This ought to substantially reduce the nudists’ visits to the Tyagarah CO beach; thereby leaving it for Gray’s Lane locals (textile or otherwise) to use and to ‘police’ themselves (if necessary).

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