Rutland Water Bathing Beach was full to overflowing yesterday, as bank holiday crowds flocked to enjoy the summer sunshine. Cars queued on the main road for up to thirty minutes just to enter the park! Toilet and cafe facilities were stretched beyond capacity yet the holiday atmosphere made for a relaxed and very enjoyable day.
Most remarkable is the harmonious mix of nationality’s enjoying the beach. People from around the world came together to share the joy of outdoor swimming and sandcastle making in an atmosphere of bank holiday companionship.
Is it time Rutland Water opened a second beach? It’s certainly time for more beaches across the country. When it comes to outdoor swimming beaches the message is clear: Build It and they will come!