PWC Update on beach access

Dear DSBC and DUC members

 

The construction of the promenade under which the new PWC clubhouse is situated is reaching the stage where the contractor is starting on the finishing touches. Part of this process is the landscaping of the beach in front of the promenade and the construction of a line of vegetated dunes in front of the new clubhouse.

 

 

How this affects you is as follows:

 

  • Due to a lack of parking in the club grounds, Transnet and the club have in the past allowed 2 x4  vehicles with paddle water craft on their roofs to proceed to the beach and park on the North Breakwater groyne hard parking area. This area is now being used to stock pile the soil needed for the vegetated dunes and there is no longer space to park vehicles there. (See attached picture). So until further notice, we not be able to allow 2 x 4 vehicles to access the north harbour breakwater groyne.

 

  • Until further notice, only 4 x 4 vehicles will be allowed to proceed to the beach to launch water craft when it is suitable to do so. 4 x 4 vehicles will be able to park on the beach as directed by the beach and launch control staff. Please stay away from the water’s edge and park as high up on the beach as possible in a nice straight line like in the army.

 

  • 4 x 4 drivers and self-launch skippers please note: From Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August – 4 x 4’s will not be able to access the beach due to the levelling of the beach and the construction vehicles that will be active on the beach. Due to this activity, the beach sand will be churned up and soft. Boats will still be able to be launched but by club tractor only.

 

  • DURING THIS PERIOD PLEASE DO NOT ARGUE OR NEGOTIATE WITH THE ACCESS CONTROL STAFF FOR ACCESS TO THE BEACH.

 

To make an omelette, we have to break eggs.

 

 

Thank you

 

The PWC Committee