Tobacco Bay Beach Reopens To Swimmers

September 25, 2017 | 4 Comments

The Ministry of Health is reopening Tobacco Bay beach to swimmers as “tests this weekend show levels of bacteria have dropped to within the normal range.”

“Monitoring by Environmental Health scientists will continue and seawater sampling results will be updated on www.gov.bm/seawater-monitoring-programme-bathing-beaches later this week,” the Ministry said.

Tobacco Bay’s Beach Bar & Cafe concession continued to open for service while the ocean bay was temporarily closed, and speaking on Friday, Belcario Thomas said, “At the moment, the park actually is open and the concession’s open. The Ministry has given advice to swimmers – their suggestion as to the issue is that inclement weather can cause issues in the ocean and they’ll be monitoring it and advising as time goes on.

“I hope that Government can take a look at infrastructure issues that can get this place as ready to shine as a jewel, not just for the east, but for Bermuda,” Mr Thomas added.

Video interview with Belcario Thomas on Friday:

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  1. Cremated the Economy First Time - Second time lucky says:

    Congratulations Beach Boyz on your Clearwater expansion. Here’s to “Clearwater’z”.

  2. sage says:

    “The Ministry has given advice to swimmers – their suggestion as to the issue is that inclement weather can cause issues in the ocean and they’ll be monitoring it and advising as time goes on.” That waffle is a ministry statement? No mention of the type(s) of bacteria detected, no mention of untreated sewage people say is piped offshore nearby, come on people we can do better.

  3. TobaccoBayOperator says:

    Thanks for the well wishes, we’re excited for some cool experiences at Clearwater.

    To the bacteria issue now resolved: The recent Mermaid event with an increased no. of persons using the beach, coupled with the prevailing wind conditions, could have been the source of the uptick. There is also run off from land with recent heavy rains…there really are a multitude of factors but we are happy to have moved past them as monitoring continues.

  4. Widget says:

    Sorry but you won’t catch my family swimming at poo pond.

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