The beach accesses at the five Beach O’ Pines/Huron Woods access points has, once again, suffered through a harsh winter and spring. The storms have taken a toll on the paths making some impassible and unsafe as a result of erosion. The drop-off from the end of the path to the beach at some points is several feet high. As a result, the cliff is hazardous to drop down to the beach, and impossible to climb back up. This problem has been caused by high lake levels combined with high winds and dune grass roots holding the sand high on the beach.
The Beach O’ Pines executive are re-posting signs to warn of the danger as they did last year – for the safety of all. Both Beach O’ Pines and HWCA place safety of its members as a top priority and the intention of the signs is to eliminate potential injury to users of the access. These signs are not intended to limit right of way, only to serve as notice of the hazard that may exist and the potential for injury. It is in no way intended to restrict access.
We ask that use of the beach accesses at this time be used with extreme caution, especially for young children and pets. There is no way to control the effects of nature on the beach over the winter and spring and conditions can change with an overnight storm. The only control available to users is to use good judgement when accessing the beach. We ask all members to exercise caution for themselves, family, guests, children and pets to avoid potential injury.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
HWCA Board of Directors