Locals furious with ‘sex pest’ antics at nude beach

For the third time in three months, a North South Wales, Australia council has voted to keep one of its most beautiful beaches clothing optional despite it becoming infamous for being a “sex pest hot spot”. Police have tried for years to crack down on adult antics along the stretch of Byron Bay’s coastline that … Continue reading “Locals furious with ‘sex pest’ antics at nude beach”

For the third time in three months, a North South Wales, Australia council has voted to keep one of its most beautiful beaches clothing optional despite it becoming infamous for being a “sex pest hot spot”.

Police have tried for years to crack down on adult antics along the stretch of Byron Bay’s coastline that includes Tyagarah Beach, following frequent reports of lewd behavior, public sex and masturbation.

But locals say the only answer is to change the rules and make it illegal to be nude there.

Byron Shire Council upheld Tyagarah Beach’s “clothes optional” status yesterday but did pass a resolution to install $10,000 worth of close-circuit security cameras at the car park as a preventive measure.

Tourists watch the sun set from the Cape Byron lighthouse. (Getty)

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Before installing the cameras, the council will work with local police regarding their position.

Councilor Alan Hunter put forward the CCTV camera idea despite privacy concerns from some nudists.

He said it was a good step forward to “cleaning up the beach” and anyone who didn’t want to be captured on camera shouldn’t be there.

“It’s about making the beach more transparent and making people more accountable,” Hunter told the AAP.

“People just can’t hide in the bushes and think they can get away with it.”

In September, dozens of naturists protested to keep Tyagarah Beach permanently nudist. The “clothing optional” stretch is the last remaining of its kind in northern NSW.

The protesters, from Byron Naturists Group, staged the “Nude Not Lewd” rally on September 16.

The beach has a reputation for being “creepy”, with at least one Google reviewer slamming how people behave and giving Tyagarah a one-star rating.

Colleen Graham, a local who lives in Tyagarah, told the ABC in September last year she doesn’t go to the beach or nature reserve anymore.

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“Pretty much every time I visit the beach, especially if it’s a busy period on the weekend, in the middle of the day, I can almost guarantee I’ll have some sort of experience down at the beach,” she said.

Members of the Tyagarah Community Association, who have been campaigning for months to revoke the beach’s status, are devastated they lost the fight again.

“We are left feeling incredulous that public safety has again been dismissed by councilors,” spokesman Richard Burford said in a statement. “We cannot believe it. Anywhere else this would not happen. We are just very sad.”

Burford told the AAP the “clothes optional” part of the beach had become a “sex pest hot spot”.

“Unfortunately, nude beaches attract these sorts of people, sex pests, perverts and (people from) sex destination websites,” he said.

The council previously upheld the beach’s “clothes optional” status in October and November.

— With wires

This story was originally published by News.com.au.

‘Popcorn beach’ in Canary Islands becoming big hit with tourists on Instagram

If you thought there were only sand and pebble beaches in the world, then you're in for a surprise.

There's a bay in the Canary Islands where the coastline looks like it's paved with popcorn, and it's a big hit on Instagram.

Situated in Corralejo, a town on the island of Fuerteventura, the stretch of coastline is known as Popcorn Beach or Popcorn Bay.

From afar, it looks just like any other beach on the Spanish island. But look closely and you will see what looks like pieces of popped corn covering the surface.

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The pieces are actually white coral that have washed ashore, and are mixed with the volcanic rocks and sand on the beach. The coral varies in size — some look exactly like popcorn while others are huge.

While not a new phenomenon for the area, the beach has become incredibly popular recently thanks to Instagram, according to Oddity Central. On the social media platform, people are posting images of handfuls of 'popcorn.' playfully throwing them into the air. Some are even sharing photos of themselves pretending to eat it.

'Popcorn' isn't the only unusual beach phenomenon.

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Earlier this year, Sun Online Travel shared some of the other incredible beaches around the world.

In the Bahamas, the eastern side of Harbour Island is covered in "pink sand." The color is actually from foraminifera, a type of algae, that's washed ashore.

There's also Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, where the beaches turn into a light show after dark. This is thanks to the bioluminescent plankton found along the coastline, which glow in the dark. It's perhaps one of the few beaches in the world where things are better after the sun goes down.

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Campers at Scottish beach leaving ‘disgusting’ poop everywhere, locals furious

A Scottish beach has become a health hazard after campers started dumping their poop there.

Portobello Beach, located near Edinburgh, is at the center of a fight after human waste started appearing on the beach and in the sea – and it’s reported to come from RVs there.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports 15 RVs and caravans have been parked at the beach’s King’s Place parking lot, which has “infuriated” local residents.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.” (Getty)

Resident Bridgeen Caulfield told the paper: “My friend’s dog went up on land near the car park and she went over to see what he was looking at and she stood in it.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.”

The beach’s parking lot has no restriction on parking, which means that RVs can stay there for as long as they want to.

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While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. (Getty)

While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. The city council is now proposing that a Traffic Regulation Order will be introduced to combat the problem. This will mean that drivers will be restricted to a maximum of three hours in the beach’s car park and that they won’t be able to return within two hours after leaving.

However, RVs may still be able to get around the new rules as they are static caravans, which means the rules will not apply to them.

Councilor for Portobello, Callum Laidlaw, said that the area may need to introduce a bylaw similar to one that was brought in by West Sands beach in nearby Fife, which stops people from camping overnight there. He said that he has requested temporary CCTV so that the police can gather evidence of campers dumping poop in the sea and on the beach.

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“This is presumably not an isolated incident and is occurring at other seaside locations in the country,” he said.

He continued: “I believe there should be an amendment to the parking bill by the Scottish Government to stop this from happening.”

A spokesperson from the council said: “Environmental Wardens, along with Police Scotland, regularly patrol this area and have found no evidence of antisocial behavior associated with caravans to date, but we take the illegal disposal of waste very seriously and will investigate any reports.”

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Campers at Scottish beach leaving ‘disgusting’ poop everywhere, locals furious

A Scottish beach has become a health hazard after campers started dumping their poop there.

Portobello Beach, located near Edinburgh, is at the center of a fight after human waste started appearing on the beach and in the sea – and it’s reported to come from RVs there.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports 15 RVs and caravans have been parked at the beach’s King’s Place parking lot, which has “infuriated” local residents.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.” (Getty)

Resident Bridgeen Caulfield told the paper: “My friend’s dog went up on land near the car park and she went over to see what he was looking at and she stood in it.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.”

The beach’s parking lot has no restriction on parking, which means that RVs can stay there for as long as they want to.

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While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. (Getty)

While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. The city council is now proposing that a Traffic Regulation Order will be introduced to combat the problem. This will mean that drivers will be restricted to a maximum of three hours in the beach’s car park and that they won’t be able to return within two hours after leaving.

However, RVs may still be able to get around the new rules as they are static caravans, which means the rules will not apply to them.

Councilor for Portobello, Callum Laidlaw, said that the area may need to introduce a bylaw similar to one that was brought in by West Sands beach in nearby Fife, which stops people from camping overnight there. He said that he has requested temporary CCTV so that the police can gather evidence of campers dumping poop in the sea and on the beach.

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“This is presumably not an isolated incident and is occurring at other seaside locations in the country,” he said.

He continued: “I believe there should be an amendment to the parking bill by the Scottish Government to stop this from happening.”

A spokesperson from the council said: “Environmental Wardens, along with Police Scotland, regularly patrol this area and have found no evidence of antisocial behavior associated with caravans to date, but we take the illegal disposal of waste very seriously and will investigate any reports.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.

Campers at Scottish beach leaving ‘disgusting’ poop everywhere, locals furious

A Scottish beach has become a health hazard after campers started dumping their poop there.

Portobello Beach, located near Edinburgh, is at the center of a fight after human waste started appearing on the beach and in the sea – and it’s reported to come from RVs there.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports 15 RVs and caravans have been parked at the beach’s King’s Place parking lot, which has “infuriated” local residents.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.” (Getty)

Resident Bridgeen Caulfield told the paper: “My friend’s dog went up on land near the car park and she went over to see what he was looking at and she stood in it.

“It was absolutely disgusting and it is the last straw for me. It is a definite health hazard and can attract rats and spread disease. Something needs to be done.”

The beach’s parking lot has no restriction on parking, which means that RVs can stay there for as long as they want to.

TOURIST SPILLS SECRETS OF 'SEX ISLAND' WHERE GUESTS PAY TO PARTY WITH PROSTITUTES

While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. (Getty)

While the Scottish police are able to remove RVs and caravans, it’s believed they have been left there as they aren’t obstructing anything. The city council is now proposing that a Traffic Regulation Order will be introduced to combat the problem. This will mean that drivers will be restricted to a maximum of three hours in the beach’s car park and that they won’t be able to return within two hours after leaving.

However, RVs may still be able to get around the new rules as they are static caravans, which means the rules will not apply to them.

Councilor for Portobello, Callum Laidlaw, said that the area may need to introduce a bylaw similar to one that was brought in by West Sands beach in nearby Fife, which stops people from camping overnight there. He said that he has requested temporary CCTV so that the police can gather evidence of campers dumping poop in the sea and on the beach.

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“This is presumably not an isolated incident and is occurring at other seaside locations in the country,” he said.

He continued: “I believe there should be an amendment to the parking bill by the Scottish Government to stop this from happening.”

A spokesperson from the council said: “Environmental Wardens, along with Police Scotland, regularly patrol this area and have found no evidence of antisocial behavior associated with caravans to date, but we take the illegal disposal of waste very seriously and will investigate any reports.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.