A fun day on Sandy Cove Beach
Families relax at first annual event
The sounds of children laughing and playing mixed with roar of white capped waves tumbling to shore. This was the soundtrack of the family fun day held at Sandy Cove Beach in Lord’s Cove on Saturday, Aug 25.
It was the first ever Sandy Cove Family Fun Day, but organizers hope to make it an annual event.
Margaret Mary Martin, who serves on the volunteer board for the beach, says there are no words to describe how proud she is of the work that has been done in the area over the years.
“When we started the Sandy Cove Project our aim was to . . . make the beach accessible again and fix the damage Hurricane Igor (2010) had done,” she tells The Southern Gazette.
She says since the project started they received help from a variety of sources including the federal and provincial governments as well people and businesses in the area.
“The support we received from far and near made us want to do even more so off we went.”
Martin says that no one can truly understand what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to organizing a large event.
“No one knows the hours it takes to organize and agonize over such a huge event. But when I took a second and looked around Saturday at the couple of thousand people all enjoying themselves on the beach and making memories, all that work and stress melted away.”
She says the committee us very grateful to all those who supported and helped them prepare for the event.
“We forward to seeing everyone again next August. I think our hidden gem is no longer a secret.” Matthew Lundrigan Devereaux was, literally, up to his neck at Sandy Cove when he visited there with his family on Aug 25.
People from all over the Burin Peninsula flocked to Sandy Cove beach in Lord’s Cove for a family fun day on Saturday, Aug.25.
Hilda Cake, 9, tried her luck at one of the many dollar games at family fun day on Sandy Cove beach.