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Bay Beach Rules


COVID-19 UPDATE | Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach) is closed to anyone without a Fort Erie resident season pass. Fort Erie resident season passes for Bay Beach in 2020 are available to Fort Erie residents, Fort Erie taxpayers and Fort Erie short-term rental operators only. 

Bay Beach Rules
Due to COVID-19, the following operational changes have been put into place temporarily for Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach):

The following rules apply to patrons visiting Bay Beach during business hours: 

  • Bay Beach (also known as Crystal Beach) is closed to anyone without a Fort Erie resident season pass. 
  • Resident season pass holders can gain access to Bay Beach daily starting Friday, June 26. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Temporary operational changes to Bay Beach due to COVID-19 (i.e. Resident Season Pass holders only) will continue to be in effect throughout Stage 3 of reopening Ontario.
  • A paid security company, beach staff and bylaw enforcement (causal) will be on the beach during beach hours.
  • Only 2,000 people will be allowed on Bay Beach each day with no exceptions.
  • Anyone trying to access Bay Beach without a 2020 resident season pass will not be allowed entrance to the beach. No exceptions.
  • 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.
  • Resident season pass holders will enter through the Erie Road entrances and leave through the Schooley Road exit.
  • Resident season pass holders must show their Bay Beach 2020 season pass to gain access to Bay Beach during business hours.

All of the following are not allowed on Bay Beach:

  • Fires
  • Dogs
  • Glass Containers
  • Littering
  • Public defecation/urination
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking, vaping or cannabis
  • BBQs
  • Pavilions, tents of any size or type, sport-brellas or any material mounted on supports is not permitted

Note: 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.

Thank you for following these rules to keep the beach a safe public place.