St.Lucie County Beaches with restrictions, Fairwinds will open Tuesday, April 28
St. Lucie County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- St. Lucie County is reopening its public beach accesses with restrictions to help continue to the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, April 28 at 7 a.m.
St. Lucie County and Fort Pierce are reopening beaches for physical recreation including walking, jogging, fishing, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, collecting seashells, kayaking, paddleboarding or other activity provided that social distancing requirements are maintained.
The following restrictions will be in place at all public beach accesses in St. Lucie County:
- Social or recreational groups of 10 or more persons are prohibited;
- Persons using the beach shall practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away whenever practicable from another person;
- Activities that do not maintain social distancing requirements, such as congregating, partying, picnicking, camping, volleyball, Frisbee, football or other organized group activities are strongly discouraged;
- No coolers, tents, blankets, umbrellas, beach chairs or sunbathing are allowed.
- Equipment supporting people with disabilities is allowed.
St. Lucie County’s Marine Safety Division encourages all residents and visitors to swim at lifeguarded beaches. Pepper Park Beach, 3302 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, and Waveland Beach, 10350 South Ocean Drive, South Hutchinson Island, have lifeguards on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. St. Lucie County’s Marine Safety provides coverage at South Beach Park, 800 South Ocean Drive, on Saturdays and Sundays.
Beaches will remain open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as long as social distancing requirements are followed. For updated daily beach conditions, please call the St. Lucie County Beach Conditions Hotline at 772-462-1421 after 10:30 a.m.
Through an Executive Order, St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce closed their 19 public beach accesses on March 18 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
With 21 miles of coastline, St. Lucie County features nearly a dozen public beach accesses with a variety of amenities from full-scale parks with pavilions, paved parking, restrooms and showers to primitive sandy dune crossovers. For a detailed list of beaches visit: St Lucie County Beacheshttps://www.treasurecoast.com/st-lucie-county-beaches/
Fairwinds Golf Reopens May 1
Fairwinds Golf Course is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 1. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees and guests, Fairwinds staff will be following social distancing standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control. These standards will be strictly enforced without exception.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as our team members diligently work to provide a safe environment for everyone,” said Fairwinds Manager Mark Cammarene.
Some changes include:
- Only one golfer permitted in a golf cart;
- All carts will be sterilized after every use;
- Tee times intervals will be every 15 minutes to create more spacing on the course;
- All rakes, water coolers, trashcans, tee markers and any other above ground hardware have been removed;
- “Gimmies” will be allowed, as the golf ball will not go into the hole.
All payments for green fees will take place online or over the phone when reservations are made. Walk-in play will not be permitted until the COVID-19 safety precautions have been lifted. The golf shop will remain closed.
The Rusty Putter will be offering “curbside take-a-way” service offering a limited menu, snacks and beverages.
“Golf is a sport like no other where you can enjoy the great outdoors, get some great exercise, spread out over a 150-acre playing field and soak up some natural Vitamin D,” added Cammarene.
Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, April 27 online at Fairwindsgolf.com or by calling 772-462-4653.
Located at 4400 Fairwinds Drive off U.S. 1 in northern Fort Pierce, Fairwinds Golf Course is an award-winning public course managed by St. Lucie County’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department.