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Yorktown Beach closed to all activities after weekend crowding

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 10:30:49-04

YORK Co., Va. - Yorktown Beach is now closed to all activities after a high level of beach activity this past weekend, city officials said.

The closure also includes the National Park Service (NPS) Beach Picnic Area located at the end of Water Street and the NPS beach west of the Coleman Bridge.

No one is allowed on the sand of the beach, on the National Park Service’s beaches, or on the grass at the Beach Picnic area. Also included in the closure is all public restroom facilities at the waterfront and the Yorktown fishing pier, officials said.

The Riverwalk Landing pathway remains open to people practicing social distancing.

“My hope in limiting the beach to pedestrian-only activity last week was for citizens to enjoy the beauty of the beach area while maintaining their distance and reducing their chance of exposure,” said Neil Morgan, York County Administrator. “Unfortunately, in the interests of public health and safety, all beach activity is now prohibited. To be clear, the sand on both sides of the bridge is off limits.”

If you have questions about what is/is not permitted call York County at (757) 890-3300.