A CONTROVERSIAL campaign to clean up a North Coast beach known for lewd and inappropriate behaviour has had remarkable results, according to one local.
JUST one year ago Tyagarah Beach between Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads was the kind of beach most people avoided.
For all it’s natural beauty, the beach and the nearby tea tree lake was riddled with sleaze.
“The amount of people who doing sexual acts and predatory behaviour was huge, and a lot of it went unreported,” longtime local Yuti McLean said.
“The energy was so sexually orientated you wouldn’t go near it.
“Some of them were even w*nking in the car park.”
Despite an 800m stretch of beach designated as clothing optional by Byron Shire Council, the nudity had overflowed well beyond the legal area and into nearby bushes and the notorious lake area.