Balmoral Beach locals shame vacationers in tents and ignite a firestorm on social media
Angry local resident complains about a hundred campers descending on the harbor beach in an affluent suburb – so who do you think is wrong?
- Local residents split after complaining about holidaymakers camping on the beach
- She moaned at residents setting up tents on Sydney’s Balmoral Beach
- The woman claimed up to 100 people camped outside and defecated in hats
A local has divided residents after complaining about people pitching tents on a popular beach in one of Sydney’s swankiest suburbs.
The woman moaned at holidaymakers pitching tents on Balmoral beach on Monday.
She claimed as many as 100 people camped overnight and someone in a baseball cap went to the bathroom because nearby facilities were closed.
She immediately shared opinions after posting photos of the campers and venting her frustration in a Facebook post.
A local has divided residents after complaining about people pitching tents on a popular beach in one of Sydney’s poshest suburbs
Balmoral Beach is one of Sydney’s most popular harbor beaches
“To our church in Mosman,” she wrote.
“There are very divided opinions about illegal camping on Balmoral Beach.
“Although we all love community and family gatherings at this time of year, it’s not actually a campground.
“The toilet/washrooms are closed to the public overnight. So if a party of 60-100 sleeps at the beach and park, one can only assume that the party may need to use the restroom overnight.
“I walked past a baseball cap filled with feces that was lying in the parking lot. Respectful. This is not a campsite.’
A day later, she published a follow-up post showing that the tents were still set up.
“Where’s the ranger when he’s needed? A large group of over 60 people camping overnight,” she wrote.
“The second night in a row. Just curious, is Balmoral a public beach but not a public campsite?
Social media users quickly jumped in and defended those inside the tents.
“Probably a group of Sydneysiders living in the west heat, working their ass off in tough, low paying jobs and needing some rest and fun in their lives,” one wrote.
“For the precious Mosmanites, it’s good to get a taste of the real world for a change. Everyone deserves a turn on the water.
She claimed as many as 100 people camped overnight and someone in a baseball cap went to the bathroom because nearby facilities were closed
“Share and share the same! Christmas is a religious holiday, so let’s see a bit of Christianity – in keeping with the spirit of the season.’
Another person added: “Leave her alone. My family lived in tents nearby during the Great Depression of the 1930’s!
“Sydney is for everyone to share and enjoy. Not just the whining rich – take a look at the parking ticket revenue figures. Shame on you!’
Some supported the woman and said the holidaymakers were wrong.
“Many tents have been pitched in fenced off areas to protect the roots of Morton By centenary fig trees. Where are the rangers?’ one wrote.
The grumpy woman beat the people in their tents, but the council confirmed they were not staying the night
A Mosman Council spokeswoman said the holidaymakers did not appear to have stayed in the tents overnight and had packed up and left by the end of the day.
“The council has confirmed that the shelters were erected in the early hours of the morning,” she said.
“NSW Police are conducting night patrols in the area and Council rangers have an increased presence on Mosman beaches.”
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