The campers were enjoying a break in the clouds at the Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park yesterday.
The campers were enjoying a break in the clouds at the Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park yesterday. Submitted

It's not raining on the parade

DESPITE the wet week, the tourists are back in town at Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy with several “no vacancy” signs out and the camping grounds and caravan parks full to overflowing.

And the sun even shone through yesterday as the beachgoers rejoiced and the ice-cream sales skyrocketed.

“It’s been really good,” Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park manager Mark Perks said.

“We are just about full, with only a few spaces here and there – and it’s been that way for months really.

“The grey nomads have kept us busy, right through. Then they moved out and the families moved in for the school holidays.”

The Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park is right on the front at Agnes Water and opened last year after the site stood vacant for almost a decade as developers tried to get finance for a luxury unit complex.

However, the 1770 Group stepped in and bought the site, reviving what was the position of the original caravan park owned by Agnes pioneers, the Jeffery family. And the family-friendly park, with million dollar views, is fast becoming a favourite once again.

The wet weather did turn a few families off a camping holiday, but not many according to park team member Tina Madden.

“It’s all families at the moment and they usually stay for a week or more,” she said.

“We only have a few sites here and there and we actually had to turn a few people away.

“There were a few tent cancellations because of the wet weather, but not many.”



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