Rutland Water beach now open seven days a week

The new beach at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water. EMN-140619-133622001
The new beach at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water. EMN-140619-133622001
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The new beach and swimming area at Rutland Water is open seven days a week as of this week.

The newest addition to the reservoir’s North Shore at Sykes Lane has attracted lots of weekend visitors since it opened at the end of June. Now, both the beach and swimming area will be open every day during the summer holidays, with lifeguards on duty, making it the perfect place to entertain the children.

Anglian Water, which owns the site, has transformed the shore near its Sykes Lane Visitor Centre with 400 tonnes of sand covering a 140-metre stretch of shoreline, and a newly-created 2,800 square metre swimming area.

Visitor operations manager for Anglian Water Kevin Appleton said: “This side of the reservoir has always been very popular with people enjoying barbecues on the grass, and we hope many of them will pay a visit to the new beach too.

“Visitors can paddle and swim in the designated area with peace of mind as we now have lifeguards on duty seven days a week. We will also be monitoring wind speed, direction and water temperature throughout the season to ensure it is safe and enjoyable for people to be in the water.”