Compo Beach Is Open, And Ready For Westporters …

… but are Westporters ready for Compo?

(Photos/Amy Schneider)

14 responses to “Compo Beach Is Open, And Ready For Westporters …

  1. Evan Stein

    How is social distancing being enforced? Or is it? It it an honor system?

    • Fred Roberts

      Looks like based on the picture, the employees are not great at distancing or complying with the mask policy.

  2. Evan Stein

    Just read yesterday’s post. Honor system it is.

  3. Gerald F. Romano, Jr.

    I’m curious to know: What type of bird is it, do they lay their eggs in the sand.
    I don’t remember these birds in the past, do they have a
    a beach emblem, when do the birds hatch and leave.
    are they allowed to gather in groups of 6, should they
    nest 6 feet apart, should they be tested for COVID-19
    Gerald F. Romano, Jr.

  4. Sal Liccione

    I want thank all the staff who are working all the gates and carmine they will be working hard now

  5. Bill Kutik

    What is that blue strip? For wheelchair access?

    • It’s a Mobi-Mat. It’s been there for a couple of years. It’s for handicap access, but mothers have found it great for strollers too. A great addition, and I think Parks & Rec was planning to add one or two more (not sure). Here are some previous stories and photos about it:

      • Thanks, Dan, I never leave the relatively child-free eastern end of the beach from the Soundview Lot so never saw it. Go as close to the jetty as necessary to main proper social distancing of at least six yards (in the old days). Requires keeping a careful eye on the tides.

  6. Michael Calise

    Congratulations to the Parks & Rec Staff for putting all this together. The Beach is clean and in beautiful condition. We all need to respect their efforts and act in a responsible manner. Now we need to get the million dollar bathroom operational or at the very least shut off its annoying lighting which has destroyed our nightscape.

  7. These birds have nested many times before. I believe they are plovers.

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  9. Robert Fatherley

    Re: the nesting bird in question, I believe it is a Killdeer who build their
    nests on the ground, particularly near a sheltering rock or clump of
    grass. I have seen their nests both in sand or in a cemetery. Their
    camouflage of both nests, eggs and themselves makes them hard to
    see. If one gets too close to the nest, one of the pair will walk away
    from the next with their wings and tail unfurled as a distraction.