Yuti McLean, Mullumbimby Many, if not most, sexually focused visitors are attracted to the Tyagarah Beach and the tea-tree lake purely because of the beach’s ‘clothing optional’ status. Naturist social media pages find they are flooded with sexual references as soon as there is a clothing-optional beach mentioned. ... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown Regarding the debate surrounding nudists, sexual predators and safe spaces for women on beaches. As this debate continues may I suggest that Council consider adopting former Councillor Ronda Ellis’ suggestion of creating Tyagarah Beach as a clothes-optional... Read More →
Edgar Oden, Wilsons Creek I totally agree with Ewan R McLeod on the issue of body shame and a healing role the remaining naturist resorts play in our liberation. It’s sad when the vote of democracy becomes a conservative one. Clearly... Read More →
Rod Murray, Ocean Shores I’m very disappointed that our councillors decided to continue to allow overt lewd and potentially dangerous behaviour while seeing it promoted to the world. Once upon a time a family could go to the tea-tree lakes and... Read More →
Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry All beaches in our Shire need to be safe for residents and visitors. This needs to remain our focus. For many years there has been a problem with unacceptable and predatory behaviour centred on Grays Lane and... Read More →
D James, Myocum Congratulations to the councillors who voted in favour of keeping clothes-optional bathing in our Shire. With continued positive attitudes we should be able to work together as a community to help rid the beach of the unwelcome sexualised... Read More →
I wish to bring your attention to one of the benefits of a clothing-optional beach in any location. One of the significant issues facing many people is individual ‘body shame’. The perception that they are not as ‘beautiful’ as required... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay Last Thursday outside the Council Chambers I spoke with the Tyagarah residents and beachgoers about problems at Tyagarah Beach. I felt strongly about the Tyagarah residents’ complaints and talked to them about personal empowerment and the... Read More →
David Dixon, Byron Bay According to the Council report on Tyagarah there was a consensus among stakeholders that antisocial activity at the beach had decreased over the last year. This is reflected in the positive feedback that councillors received on the... Read More →
Gwen Gould, Tyagarah Shame on this council for deciding to keep the clothes-optional area at Tyagarah open. The only winners were the sex pests. It appears that the rights of sexual predators attracted to our beach via websites for sex have... Read More →
A Brunswick Heads sunbather has escaped an offensive behaviour conviction for sleeping naked in sand dunes 330 metres south of the town’s surf club.
Nude bathing at Tyagarah Beach could be banned within weeks if councillors support Byron Council staff’s recommendation at today’s meeting to revoke the beach’s clothes-optional declaration.
Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores I enjoyed the letters and article last week on the problems of lying naked on the beach at the Shire’s clothing-optional beaches. Apart from sunburn, the main problem seems to be too many creepy middle-aged men (where... Read More →
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.