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Just Another Day At The Beach

Hot, humid weather drove hundreds of Westporters to Compo Beach yesterday.

And yes, they were nearly all Westporters. No day passes are being sold.

In an added effort to keep crowds to a COVID-safe number, Parks & Recreation officials closed (and patrolled) the dropoff (aka Uber) area across from the Soundview parking lot …

… and erected barricades along Soundview Drive.

They even put stanchions in front of the pumping station at the Longshore exit, near the Minute Man monument. Savvy folks have been parking there for a while.

Police also ticketed cars parked illegally on side streets.

Meanwhile — very quietly — Parks & Rec has re-opened the very popular playground.

They also returned a few (well distanced) tables to the two pavilions.

Westporters wasted no time going back to their old habit of dumping all their stuff all over the place, then leaving …

… and at South Beach, where Parks & Rec added a few picnic tables and even grills, Westporters quickly returned to the pre-pandemic ritual of completely ignoring the signs saying “Tables Are Not Reservable” — on each table! — and reserving them.

(Photos/Dan Woog)

Some things never change.

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Classic Compo Beach pavilion shot (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

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Doris Ghitelman took this photo yesterday at the Compo Beach pavilion. A few hours later, town officials closed the parking lot until further notice. “I guess the person who left this can no longer self-medicate there,” Doris says.

 In mid-morning, Compo Beach resident Jim Hood and his dog Koda were the only ones there. A couple of hours later, cars were parked all along Soundview Drive.

Meanwhile, families on Pheasant Lane practiced social distancing. They were both social and distant, while awaiting a dinner delivery from Kawa Ni. (Photo/Adam Goldberg)

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Framed at the Compo Beach Pavilion (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

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The classic Compo pavilion shot (Photo/Fred Cantor)

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Classic Compo Beach (Photo/Anna-Liisa Nixon)

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Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

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Levon strikes a pose at the Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

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Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)

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Amazingly, the sun was out this morning at Compo Beach.

(Photos/Amy Schneider)