We were met by extremely rude staff who demonstrated an implicit bias against people of color with masks in favor of entire caucasian families who essentially skipped the line to go in. One member of my family simply went to the bathroom, even notifying one of the attendants. However, upon returning, they were not allowed back in, with another attendant citing a lack of a "beach towel" to reenter since the rest of the family was in the water. Yet several other families were being admitted despite no one leaving to meet the capacity. No social distancing procedures were met, hardly anyone was even wearing a mask outside the beach itself, and the staff were not apologetic at all. We left immediately and definitely will not be returing.
The beach itself was okay and the town is doing a good job with social distancing. I would rate the beach as average if it weren't for the lifeguards. The few I encountered had a bit of an attitude. The encounter that sticks out the most is one that happened at closing time. The lifeguards told everyone to get out of the water at 5:40. My understanding is the beach closes at six so you figure we had about 20 minutes to get packed up and leave. Not the case at all. The lifeguards stared everyone down and round us all up so that we were off the sand within 5 minutes. When we got to the pavement I tried to round up my kids and get their shoes on. While I was absorbed in this task, one of the lifeguards started closing the gate on us. I lost my cool a bit and commented that they could've said excuse me first. The lifeguard bristled and said she did but not loud in an attempt to not be rude. Okay... but don't you think almost hitting someone with the gate is more rude than saying can you move out of the way so we can close the gate?? What really has me upset about this is that it was not 6:00 until we got to our car several blocks away. So all that rush and it wasn't even their closing time yet.
While visiting this wonderful village on the lake we happened upon a free concert last Friday night featuring Funknation. The venue was beautiful, the people were friendly and very lively. But the music was unbelievably fantastic!! Every song they performed was knocked out of the park. It was a night we’ll never forget. We can’t thank the promoters enough for the generous support of this great little town. This village is what America is all about. Great food, drink and most importantly, it’s people.