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Bay Beach Rules



The following rules apply to patrons visiting Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach) during operating hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):

  • Beachgoers must present a valid resident, commercial or day pass before entering the beach. Proof of residency will not be required when entering Bay Beach.
  • Bay Beach hours of operation are Monday to Sunday (including holidays) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Public access to the beach is permitted outside hours of operation unless otherwise mandated through government orders. All Town beaches are closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
  • A limited number of people will be allowed on Bay Beach each day with no exceptions. Once reached, the beach will be closed to new patrons. 
  • Upon entering the beach, security may ask for you to show the items within your bags. Refusal to do this will make a patron inadmissible to the beach.
  • Pass holders will enter through the Ashwood or Main Street entrances and leave through the Ashwood or Schooley Road exits.
  • Service Dogs are allowed access when wearing proper service vests. If your guide dog/service animal does not wear a vest or harness, you can show documentation from a regulated health professional. 

The following are NOT ALLOWED on Bay Beach at all times:

  • Fires, dogs (with the exception of service dogs that are clearly identified with service vests), glass containers, littering, public defecation/urination, alcohol, smoking or vaping tobacco/cannabis, BBQs or pavilions. 
  • No tents of any size or type, sport-brellas or any material mounted on supports. Only umbrellas with a centre pole no greater than seven feet, six inches in height and a maximum shade diameter of nine feet will be permitted.

Bay Beach rules are enforced by onsite beach staff, security and by-law enforcement.