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 →
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 →
Byron Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional long-term.
Mullumbimby activist Dean Jefferys says Byron could soon see the second Nude Ain’t Rude rally in 20 years if his meeting with police on Thursday does not produce results.
If it is ‘zero tolerance’ for nudity on the beach then shouldn’t it apply to everyone?
Bruce Clarke, Ewingsdale. Last Saturday at Tyagarah beach I observed police walking down the sand dunes to arrest a young couple and an older man just a few hundred metres north of the designated area, not for any alleged improper... Read More →
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has described the police’s ‘zero tolerance’ of naturists as ‘excessive’. And a Byron Bay local, Maxine, says she will fight the $500 infringement she received at Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake a week ago.
Fifteen people have been arrested for being naked outside the signposted clothing-optional area at Tyagarah in under a fortnight, with just one couple allegedly exhibiting the ‘lewd behaviour’ that attracted police attention to the area in the first place.
Yuti McLean, Mullumbimby. It is shame a ‘harmless’ 60-year-old couple doing a skinny dip got fined. However seen in context of the whole issue in the whole region we can look at the practical sides of fixing up this dilemma.... Read More →
Almost 20 years to the day since Byron celebrated an historic Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach, local activists and nature lovers are asking if it’s time to hold another. The call follows the arrest of four people in just a few weeks for swimming naked in a quiet area of beach.
D Conomy, Byron Naturists. In response to your report $1,000 for a skinny dip, I am really concerned that genuine naturists have been caught up in what was believed to be ‘we are not after the nudists/naturists, it’s the lewd,... Read More →
The Brunswick Heads tradition of a quick skinny dip appears to be on the way out after a second pair in their 60s in a fortnight have been slapped with $1,000 in fines.
Robert Easton, Billinudgel. In Franco’s Spain Police officers carried rulers to check women’s skirts. Here in Byron our brave young officers have been whipped into a moral frenzy over rules on sunbathing by their superiors who regret the passing of... Read More →
Dean Jeffreys, Mullumbimby. News that police are fining people $500 for naked sunbathing at an isolated beach area show how much the police are wasting resources instead of looking after the community’s real needs. This victimisation is what happened 20... Read More →
Ali Leonard, Mullumbimby. Today I decided to visit Tyagarah to see if it is still the safe and beautiful place I remembered. 20 years ago I used to come here with my girl friends and we would swim in the... Read More →
I love being nude. I like sleeping nude. I like swimming nude. Damn, I even shower nude. I’m nude right now. Well, under my clothes. I always go nude under my clothes. If you’re like me then you probably love being nude too. Statistics show that it’s highly probable you were born nude.
Jim Nutter, Main Arm. I can sympathise with Jennifer Innes of Tyagarah re the problem of sexual predation at her local beach. In her letter she reiterates many of the points covered already in the discussion. However, she says ‘many of... Read More →
Gwen Gould, Tyagarah. I have been fence sitting on the matter of optional clothing at Tyagarah as I like to think we live in a free and open community and I did not want to see another restriction put on our... Read More →
Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. Nude ain’t rude – but unwanted sexual advances definitely are. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the people who emailed, called, wrote letters or turned up at the council chambers... Read More →
Byron Shire Council today resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.
Perverts! Sickos! The Tyagarah nude beach is being portrayed as a hotbed of deviance. Other voices need to be heard in this debate.