6:55 p.m. Wednesday Sept.29, 2010 – Payne’s Bay residents are today upset over what they see as a move to stop beach access to one of the most popular windows to the sea.
A bobcat on the scene and a huge truck almost blocking the entrance early in the day prompted calls to the NATION from several beach operators complaining that this is the second time in recent years that one of the nearby homeowners had tried to block the entrance.
As the operators vented their anger over the “pending closure”, tour guides were dropping off over 150 tourists, who used the same path to access to beach services.
“Look at all these tourists coming through here. Everyone uses this pathway to get to the beach, and now he come from all overseas to want to block this path,” says one irate beach operator.
Glass bottom boat operator Ryan Blackett, says he is not pleased about the situation either.
The path, which is located next to the St James Condominiums, is one of two, but the other one is extremely small and those who use it have to squeeze through.
Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins did not comment on the pending closure as he is unaware of the situation.