Old Montreal's Clock Tower Beach to reopen next week

Jun 26 2020, 11:18 am

The Old Port is about to get a bit more relaxing and a little bit sandier.

Clock Tower Beach, Old Montreal’s urban little getaway, is opening for the summer as of Friday, July 3.

The beach, which is free to attend, will not have its usual lounge chairs and tables this summer as a preventative measure against you-know-what. Beachgoers are welcome to bring their own chairs but beach umbrellas will be prohibited (as usual).

The beach will return to its regular operating hours of 11 am to 7 pm every day until September 7. Swimming will not be permitted at the beach and guests who have flu-like symptoms are being asked to “appeal to their sense of civic responsibility” and stay home.

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Wearing a mask on the beach is not compulsory but highly recommended by the Old Port staff.

The beach’s rules can be found on the Old Port’s website and as usual, off-site alcohol will be prohibited and nobody is allowed to smoke or vape on the beach.

But if you’re looking to catch up on some lost rays, next week could be calling your name.