The Gazette-Journal’s recent reporting on the Gwynn’s Island public beach parking restriction did not tell the whole story. Access to our small but beloved beach area is a very important issue for Gwynn’s Island residents and for residents of Mathews and Gloucester who are not fortunate or wealthy enough to own beach property. The recent court action directly opposes the goals of the Middle Peninsula Public Access Authority of promoting lucrative day tourism for the area, and of ensuring access to the Bay’s resources for all residents.
The beach is a highly valued resource for island residents and our guests. For those of us who live inland on Gwynn’s Island, the “Tin Can Alley” public beach has always been the only beach available for us to bring our families for swimming, fishing and just playing in the beach sand. The recent “agreement” between two individuals and VDOT represents a cruel insult to Gwynn...
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