Colchester Beach to Close
Town of Essex Council hosted an emergency meeting on Monday, June 22, voting in favour of closing Colchester Beach until further notice.
The beach saw a large number of visitors over the weekend leading up to the meeting. The crowds created challenges for beach-goers to follow the physical distancing requirements recommended by public health officials.
“We recognize that many of our residents and their families love to visit Colchester Beach, but unfortunately, the large volume of people created significant concerns for Colchester residents and Town staff,” said Mayor Larry Snively. “While Colchester Beach is a destination for many people in our community and beyond, Council felt that this is a necessary step to ensure the safety of everybody so our region can move into phase 2 as soon as possible.”
Prior to reopening, the Town will look to enhance procedures to ensure Colchester Beach continues to be a family-friendly destination for residents and visitors.