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davidandcathy
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Posted - 06/23/2012 :  4:44:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup, Kelowna lost its beach to the same outcome as is rumoured to be about to happen to our 3 Mile Beach!

Naked truth about beach development
by Deborah Pfeiffer - Story: 76911
Jun 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer
No swim suit? No problem at this beach in Penticton.

Naturists who flock to a clothing optional beach in Penticton fear they may soon lose this little piece of paradise north of Three Mile Beach.

The land above the spot where they shed their clothing to sunbathe and swim is currently listed with a Kelowna relator and they believe if it is sold the beach will be off limits.

“If it goes I lose my place where I come to relax and unwind,” said Dustin, a beachgoer who did not give his last name. “It’s also home to endangered species like the blue tailed skinks, bald eagles nest in the cliffs and there are turtles in the swamp near the big willow.”

Dustin said he and others who frequent the beach are worried because a lot of people have been coming to look at the property in recent weeks.

The land in question is listed by Gary Athans of Macdonald Realty Kelowna as 17 plus acres with 850 feet of beachfront, in its own bay. The asking price is $2.9 million.

The property owner is an individual from Vancouver who owns Hermitage Vineyards Ltd. The man, who did not give his name, said the property has been for sale for three years and the idea of it being developed lakeside is nothing new.

“You can let them know that hopefully they appreciate the fact we let them enjoy our private land which will likely be developed at some point in the future,” he said. “They are welcome to approach us to buy the land or buy it with the city of Penticton."

“It is advised that they start looking for another beach that is ideally not someone’s private property.”

City Councillor Garry Litke said although the clothing optional beach is adjacent to Three Mile Beach, any development would be private.

“I haven’t heard anything about this,” he said.
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer
Beach goer Greg shows the area to be developed

A neighbor of the landowner who lives above the beach said she has never met the person who is selling the property.

“But it has always been a rule of thumb that beyond the willow tree is a nude beach,” she said.

Beachgoers, who were there slathering on sunscreen and socializing on a hot day this week, said the beach is worth saving because it has been there for 60 years or more.

Those who use it, love it so much that they have created trails and steps to access the beach, where butterflies and hummingbirds zoom by under the shade of olive trees.

The group is so close that they hold a potluck the third week of August, where everyone is asked to bring in enough food to feed 10 people.

That would all be lost if it is sold and used strictly by the owners, said a man who gave his name as Jerry.

“I have always understood this is on private land,” he said. “But there aren’t many nude beaches in Western Canada. I know about this one and Wreck Beach in Vancouver.

“I guess we could always move somewhere else, but the loss would be sad.”


nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



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free2tannude
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Posted - 06/23/2012 :  9:58:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are the new owners actually allowed to own the Beach itself?

I always thought that anything below the Highest Recordable Highest Water Mark was public Property. ???????

What Newspaper is this article in?




Edited by - free2tannude on 06/23/2012 10:24:48 PM

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davidandcathy
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Posted - 06/24/2012 :  11:36:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The article appeared in the online news page Castanet. The ability to own "to the lake" rests with each municipality or district, and it would appear at this location in Penticton ownership to the lake is allowed.
The property has not sold yet and as the article states, it has been on the market for 3 years. So hopefully, it could be awhile!


nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



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free2tannude
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Posted - 07/21/2012 :  2:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the latest status of 3 mile, and what is the lake level like?




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davidandcathy
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Posted - 07/21/2012 :  7:04:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the lake level is above full pool so the beach area for use is only the upper areas. far higher than we met last time you were through here.

nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



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free2tannude
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Posted - 07/22/2012 :  12:21:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I still hope to make it to 3mile and Wreck this summer.

I'm off to Helios for the day. It's just 20km from where I live!




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free2tannude
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Posted - 07/22/2012 :  12:32:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I still hope to make it to 3mile and Wreck this summer.

I'm off to Helios for the day. It's just 20km from where I live!




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davidandcathy
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Posted - 07/27/2012 :  11:53:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cool. Give us a heads up when you head this way and approximate dates for 3 Mile. Lets connect again.

nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



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scale99
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Posted - 07/27/2012 :  11:55:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be throught there on the long weekend. Hope to get some nice weather. I am bringing out some newbies.




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free2tannude
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Posted - 07/29/2012 :  11:52:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by davidandcathy

cool. Give us a heads up when you head this way and approximate dates for 3 Mile. Lets connect again.

nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



I am planning on the 6th to 9th of August, then I have inquired about Sol Sante near Victoria. They said: just show up, there are plenty of tent sites. They have a policy of 14 visits annually without having to take up a membership. Then maybe Wreck for a few days.




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davidandcathy
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Posted - 07/30/2012 :  5:59:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have heard great things about Sol Sante.

nothing feels better than the warm sun on 100% of the body!



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free2tannude
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Posted - 08/05/2012 :  12:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually will be 7th to 10th Aug. Want to avoid the Long Weekend. Peach Fest, correct?




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free2tannude
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Posted - 12/15/2014 :  1:30:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
3 Mile Beach is NO MORE. The owner put up No Trespassing Signs but the City of Penticton told him to move them, as they were too close to the water. What this owner does not understand is: You only own the land to the High Water mark. If I won the BIG ONE on the 649, I would buy this land without him knowing what I would use it for!

The City does not want to get involved in making a separate CO area in another location, either. I was thinking of the area just past the willow tree, but it would have to be backfilled with gravel to make a decent sized area. That area is just a bank up to the roadway.




Edited by - free2tannude on 12/15/2014 1:50:36 PM

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free2tannude
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Posted - 08/07/2016 :  12:13:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was at 3 mile on August 3rd. RCMP said we can use the beach away from the stairs. Heard that there were 108 nudists at the beach on the long weekend.

The textiles are cool with it.

A bad thing turned into a Good Thing !




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free2tannude
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Posted - 08/09/2017 :  2:35:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was at 3mile August 4th 5th and 6th. Beach was ROCKIN ! Great Time!




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