Well it didn't take long. As I (sort of) predicted below, the restrictions on our re-opened beaches have been lifted.
You may now park, bring a picnic and even, mirabile dictu, a towel with you. It will be interesting to see what happens. I hope we don't have to copy California and close the beaches again because there are just too many people going there. It's a bit hard when the weather's glorious and there's not much else to do. I note that the dog beach will still be closed which may lead to more dog-related aggro as has happened in the past. I will have to control my inner vigilante. The dog owners are probably desperate, having promised Fido his very own beach when they moved down here.