Damage: Shelly Bay Beach & Playground Closed

March 5, 2018

[Updated with video + photos] Due to storm related damage, the Shelly Bay Park beach and playground areas will be closed until repairs can be made, the Parks Department advised, explaining that the area has suffered beach erosion, a flooded playground and exposed utility wires.

A spokesperson said, “As a public safety precaution the Department of Parks is advising that due to storm related damage, the Shelly Bay Park beach and playground areas will be closed until repairs can be conducted.

“Therefore, members of the public are urged not to venture onto the Shelly Bay Park beach and playground areas due to unsafe conditions.

A look at the flooding at Shelly Bay playground this weekend

“It should be noted however that the upper level of Shelly Bay Park, as well as the Nature Reserve are open for use

“The Parks Department advised that the impact of this weekend’s winter storm includes:

      • Beach erosion, which has caused unstable ground.
      • A flooded playground, which has resulted in uprooted structure foundations.
      • Exposed utility wires, which presents a safety hazard.

“Department of Parks staff are currently conducting a complete assessment of Shelly Bay so that they can restore the park for use. For more information contact the Department of Parks on 236-5902,” the spokesperson concluded.

Update 2.24pm: A look at the area this afternoon:

The inclement weather is set to continue today [March 5] with the Bermuda Weather Service issuing a Storm Warning, Gale Warning and Thunderstorm Advisory. You can view our live updates here, and all our coverage of the storm here.

Update 3.15pm: Photo slideshow added below


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  1. TT says:

    Saw a bunch of parents and kids there yesterday….Why would you think that is ok after the whole park was submerged the day before.

  2. Rego says:

    Hey didn’t some dreamer want to place a building here. He must have thought Bermuda was Dubia

  3. The real Terry says:

    Even Onion Juice would find it hard to blame the OBA for this.

  4. Onion Puke says:

    Give him time; he can only spew his vitriolic garbage on one article at a time.