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March 6, 2021

Call to residents

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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.

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  1. well why dont you use the tree kilometers of beach to quietly go swimming without togs instead of wanting to parade in front of a while lot of other people to prove how wonderful your body is ,,its just to show off really .its just an ego trip .or to promote your business interests is the reality ..in the mean time the flagging of the beach as nudist is calling in the undesirables ..thats the reality at this beach ..and it cant and wont be stopped by you or anyone else, including the police, until the that flag is pull down .You wont alter the behavior of the undesirables and you cant shut down their web sites promoting it..So you close the beach and then it will eventually stop as the police patrols can really be effective . .Grow up Mr David Dixon ..

  2. Peter Wren, you are so behind in what’s truly been happening on Tyagarah Clothing Optional Beach. It’s quite plain that you haven’t visited Tyagarah in such a long time.
    The CO Beach is now a safe, family Friendly destination for all to once again enjoy.
    Police, NPWS, Councillors and Naturist Community have all shown what can be done by all working together to create Safe Beaches.
    Peter. Incidentally, all you state ‘Can’t be done’ has been done.
    Sexual predators or any inappropriate behaviour is not NOT welcome on Tyagarah Clothing Optional Beach.
    Debra Conomy
    Byron Naturists.


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