Should Boambee Beach be closed until the turtles hatch?

THE rare turtle nest on Boambee Beach has prompted calls to close it off.

At the moment the nesting site is fenced off and National Parks and Wildlife Service is urging people to stay away, particularly dog walkers and 4Wd users.

But people commenting on social media and the Advocate website are wanting more action.

"Now let's hope NPWS fence it off and monitor it both physically and with cameras too!" Christie Louise posted on Facebook.

"Absolutely close the beach. It's only for a short period," Nancy Baker wrote.

Among the comments there were plenty of calls to close off the beach to 4WDs. What are your thoughts?

Should Boambee Beach be closed off until the turtle hatchlings emerge?

This poll ended on 15 January 2018.

Current Results

No. It should remain open for all to enjoy, including 4WD users and dog walkers.


Yes. It should be closed to all beach users.


Yes, but only for 4WD users.


Yes, but only for dog walkers.


Yes it should be closed 4WD users and dog walkers, but should remain open for walkers, surfers and swimmers.


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.