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Last Saturday on Tallow Beach I met a tearful and distressed young woman. She was not local and was only in Byron for a short period to look after her friend’s dog, which she had on a lead. She was distressed because several people had told her in a very aggressive manner that she shouldn’t have her dog on this part of the beach.

She asked me where was the dog exercise area was and I pointed in the direction of Suffolk (we were a couple of hundred metres north of Tallow creek). This caused her greater distress because her understanding was that all of Tallow Beach was a dog exercise area.

A few minutes later I ran into a friend who told me if you Googled Tallow Beach it informed you (incorrectly) that all of the beach is a dog exercise area. 

It would make life easier for everyone if Council and Parks and Wildlife informed Google of this mistake. 

Recently I also went with a friend to Belongil to exercise her dog. I was surprised to see many people ignored the signage and took their dogs all the way to the mouth of the Belongil Creek.

David Gilet, Byron Bay


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