Dorset Campbell-Ross, Tyagarah We Tyagarah residents want to remove the clothing optional status from our beach for safety. We want safety from sexual predators, especially for women and children. Many of us enjoy swimming naked, but are prepared to forgo this... Read More →
Guy Fisher, Main Arm I am a naturist who goes to Tyagarah beach on a regular basis and I believe that the trial of the 800-metre clothing-optional beach South of Grays lane has been an enormous success. This has been accomplished by... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay Some of the reasons I moved to Byron Bay was its Writers Festival, the nature, the tolerant culture and the beaches. I particularly liked being able to walk away from the public access path from Bayshore... Read More →
Jill Huggett and Colin Obrien, Nudgee (Soon to be Mullumbimby) Boy this certainly is the current hot potato of the Shire. We’ve been enjoying sunbathing and naked surfs for over five years. Yes we are some of those Queenslander’s who travel down... Read More →
D James, Myocum The Safe Beaches Group will soon be sending a report to Byron Shire Council that might help determine the fate of the Shire’s only legal clothing-optional beach. ’Safe Beaches’ was originally set up as a response to perceived... Read More →
D Dickson, Byron Bay My partner and I are a local naturist couple and we are dismayed by the portrayal of Tyagarah clothing-optional beach as a seedy and out of control place. We often spend half or full days down there... Read More →
Richard Seccull, Tyagarah In response to safety concerns on Tyagarah beach, I have lived on our property on Tyagarah Road since December 2011 and in that time have only visited Tyagarah beach as a family, once. My family and I moved... Read More →
Tyagarah residents told a meeting on Thursday they are pleased to see the change in behaviour at the area’s clothing-optional beach, which they say had become a hotspot for sexual predators. But activist Dean Jefferys said the police needed to show more tolerance towards skinny dippers shire-wide.
D James, Myocum. As I peacefully walked along the beach in the middle of the designated clothing-optional area on Sunday (February 4) a four-wheel drive police car pulled up next to me and stopped. Both of the officers inside the... Read More →
Wayne Penn, Binna Burra. Dogs and horses have more beach set aside for them in Byron Shire than naturists. With more than 40 kilometres of coastline, the council has designated just 800 metres for naturists – and with the nearest car park... Read More →
Police say that they have seen a reduction in antisocial behaviour since Byron Shire Council erected signage at Tyagarah clothing-optional beach a month ago. To celebrate, the Byron Naturists group will hold a sports and social day on the beach this coming Sunday,
After complaints by members of the public regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, police have commenced daily patrols of the area – and in the last week have arrested four men.
The question of keeping a clothes-optional beach in Byron Shire is creating heated debate as the community looks for ways of creating a safe clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.
DeeJay, Myocum. It is laudable that a certain councillor considers provision of a safe environment for all our residents to be a prime concern of council. His recent interview with the Echo suggests that the reports of two sexual assaults... Read More →
This weekend's Nude Olympics will go ahead at Belongil Beach as planned but a meeting of Byron Shire Council will consider revoking the beach's clothing-optional status after a spate of reported sexual harassment and assault.