Victoria Beach opened on May 31 and on June 1, it could be called an early summer day with bright sunshine and temperatures around 20 C. When I visited at around 3:00 pm, there were about 50 people on the beach – nowhere near the 1200 capacity. I could not spot any enforcement people but then none were needed. As a result, there were no staff or Police at the entrance or exits. Presumably they would be there if there were crowds and when the Beach is closed. I didn’t see anyone swimming and everyone was keeping separated. But it was a good day to just relax and enjoy the beach. Signage was good (see photos) – they warned of what the rules were and that there were no lifeguards. They had a positive vibe starting with “Beach Open” then following up with “Monday – Friday Only – Closed Weekends”.
I saw only one Porta-Pottie although there may have been another at the end of the beach. The children’s playground was open – even the splash pad. I think they were in the care of grandmothers given that it was a working day.
The Town now has a special page on their web site that talks about the Beach and the rules (link available below). One item to note is that there will not be any volleyball for a while at least since the Provincial rules forbid organized team sports just yet. The Town page also mentions the West Beach even though there are no restrictions on occupancy there.
Here are some photos:
- There is a new page on the Town’s Web site here.