David Dixon, Byron Bay
I am tired of the repetitious and inaccurate arguments made against Tyagarah clothing-optional beach. I urge opponents to engage with the current situation and cease repeating historical grievances ad nauseam.
My partner and I spent many hours at the beach over the summer and the atmosphere was consistently positive and safe – both with and without the life savers. There is a massive contradiction between the experiences of actual beach users and the negative claims made by anti-beach crusaders in their relentless campaign.
I call on the Tyagarah Community Association to relinquish their obsession with closing the beach. If an 800m stretch of nude beach offends you then please don’t go there. If there’s a problem in the carpark then please stop resisting cameras.
Thanks to the council trial there’s now a safe, sublime mainstream beach. Turn left, not right, at the end of Grays Lane – there are kilometres of near-deserted beach for you to enjoy without nudists or alleged sex pests.
It is unacceptable that a handful of militant residents want to shut down a nude beach that has been reformed and is working for thousands of responsible people over the course of a year. Nude beach users and residents can co-exist harmoniously. Ongoing, proactive management rather than prohibition is still the best way forward.