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June 25, 2014
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Provincial website offers important information for beach goers
Tourism and Culture
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Beach goers on Prince Edward Island can get access to up-to-date information on conditions at provincial park beaches by visiting the province’s beach report website, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.
“The beach reports website is a valuable resource for anyone that enjoys a day at the beach,” said Minister Henderson. “The website offers up-to-date information on surf conditions, water and air temperature, hours of supervision, and links to important information on beach safety, like what to do if you’re caught in a riptide.”
Surf lifeguards at supervised provincial park beaches update conditions online as needed. The first update is made each morning so beach goers have the best information possible before they head out for the day.
“It’s very important to offer this kind of information online and in real time,” said Minister Henderson. “If beach goers are aware of the conditions at a certain location it may influence their decision on whether it’s a good day to go to the beach. It’s never fun when you arrive at the beach only to find out surf conditions might prevent you from enjoying the water.”
The website is located at www.tourismpei.com/beachreports.
Surf lifeguards are on duty at all supervised provincial park beaches beginning June 27.