David Gilet, Byron Bay
The best option for a nude beach was actually made by Jenny Coman when she was on Council, that it be located somewhere between The Wreck and the mouth of the Belongil Creek.
Actually it functioned that way for a year or so. In about ’96 or ’97 the beach was severely eroded, to the extent that neither police or rangers could get their vehicles down onto the beach. Many people took advantage of the situation to get their gear off.
There were old hippies, young ferals and ordinary families – both clothed and unclothed. Everybody seemed to be able to share the beach without conflict.
The advantage of this location is that it is a relatively open, providing little opportunity for surreptitious and covert activity.