The message today on pedestrian access to Cape Point by wading in the water around resource closure is, ?Yes, you can.?
Yesterday, I wrote that the National Park Service would no longer allow pedestrians to wade in the water below the mean low tide line to reach the three-tenths of a mile of beach still open at Cape Point.
That was after a two-tenths of a mile closure was expanded to four-tenths of a mile.
I also wrote that the announcement would come in today?s beach access report from the Park Service.
Here is what was in today?s beach access report on this issue:
?On April 19, 2009: The full beach closure (RESOURCE protection area) located 0.2 of a mile south of Ramp 44 was modified (extended) 300 meters to the south for observed AMOY breeding behavior. This closure is now 0.4 of a mile in length and there is no ORV or pedestrian access within the resource protection area.?
And, also, the Park Service apparently figured out that they cannot prohibit people from getting to the open area at Cape Point if they walk below the mean low tide line, which is out of park jurisdiction.
Today, Cyndy Holda, assistant to the park superintendent and community liaison said, ?We do not recommend this.?
Frankly, I wouldn?t recommend it either — unless you are young and strong and really know what you are doing and know where the mean low tide line is.
But if you want to do it, you can. Just don?t step into the resource closure for any reason.
And, by the way, access to Cape Point, is still open to people who can get there by boat, kayak, surf board or any other means over the open waters.