The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has said they are “glad to hear that the restaurant building and amenities at Shelly Bay are to get some much-needed attention.”

A BEST spokesperson said, “The plans for food, beverage and community services are ambitious and point to a significant upgrade in the facilities. We support tasteful toilet facilities at most beaches and parks.

“At the same time, we believe there are some areas that should remain as pristine as possible. This may be a more difficult pill for the public to swallow but, in an island as densely developed and populated as Bermuda is, we have to hold a harder line to make sure we offer variety in beach and parkland experience to locals and visitors.

“While we welcome and endorse making more amenities available to suit families with children at Shelly Bay, which is known for its safe and gentle underwater slope, we would posit that not every beach needs to be built upon.

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