Socially-distanced at the beach


Some people are spending lockdown in the comfort of a campervan by the beach, and they are all allowed to.

A seaside site in Napier has been kept open by the city council so people can self-isolate in their motorhome or van if need be.

A small group of capervan and caravan owners have set up their bubbles at the beach, and are enjoying socially distanced socalising.

Marine Parade in the city is surrounded by the glistening ocean, tall Norfolk pines and views out to Cape Kidnappers and Māhia Peninsula, often with no clouds in the sky.

The Napier City Council blocked off most freedom camping spots for the lockdown but was keeping this one at the bike pump track along Marine Parade open.

A Napier City Council spokesperson said the site was the most suitable site for people self-isolating in their vehicles.

They said there was a dump station and access to water nearby.

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