Time runs out on free beach

DOUBLE Island Point looked magical early yesterday morning as fishermen lowered their boat into the huge lagoon formed on the north side of the point.

Thousands of tonnes of sand have been deposited over The Sticks over the past couple of months making access to Double Island the easiest it has been in years. But for lovers of Double Island Point, there are only three weekends left to enjoy its beauty for free.

On October 17, beach driving fees will come into force, which means Gympie Region residents will pay to drive in and around their own backyard.

While Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism Association president Scott Elms recomends people get up to Double Island Point during the next few weeks and enjoy the beauty for free, he says it isn’t all bad – Rainbow Beach still has nearly 20kms of free beach to drive on from Middle Rock to Inskip Point.

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