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PEC Summer Pass

PEC Summer Pass

What is the PEC Summer Pass?

The PEC Summer Pass allows residents free entry to Wellington Rotary Beach, as well as exempts pass holders from fines in designated parking areas on Huyck’s Point Road (County Road 20) and at Bakker Road. It does not guarantee space at the beach or within the designated parking areas. It is non-transferable. Each household may request up to three passes. Lost passes will not be replaced.  

Please note that due to overwhelming demand, PEC Summer Pass registrations received on or after May 19 will be available for pick up on or after June 3. Wellington Rotary Beach staff will accept photo ID with proof of address at the beach gates as proof of residency until more passes are available for pick up.

How do I obtain a PEC Summer Pass?

Residents and taxpayers must pre-register to receive the PEC Summer Pass and must pick up the pass in person.

  • Please note that due to overwhelming demand, PEC Summer Pass registrations received on or after May 19 will be available for pick up on or after June 3. This includes all online and in-person registrations.
  • Pre-registration begins on May 11 through an online form.
  • Passes will be available for pick up starting at The Edward Building customer service desk (280 Picton Main Street, Suite 103) or at any PEC Library Branch. Registrants will be asked to select their pick-up location at the time of registration, and will be required to show proof of residency when they collect their pass.
  • Pick up at PEC Library branches is only available through online pre-registration; however, County staff will be present at the Wellington library branch between May 17 and May 31 during regular branch hours to offer same-day in-person registration and pick-up.
  • Same-day in-person registration and pick-up is also available at the Edward Building customer service desk from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.  

FAQS

Residents and taxpayers must pre-register to receive the PEC Summer Pass and must pick up the pass in person.

  • Pre-registration begins on May 11 through an online form.
  • Passes will be available for pick up starting on May 17 at The Edward Building customer service desk (280 Picton Main Street, Suite 103) or at any PEC Library Branch. Registrants will be asked to select their pick-up location at the time of registration, and will be required to show proof of residency when they collect their pass.
  • Pick up at PEC Library branches is only available through online pre-registration; however, County staff will be present at the Wellington library branch between May 17 and May 31 during regular branch hours to offer same-day in-person registration and pick-up.
  • Same-day in-person registration and pick-up is also available at the Edward Building customer service desk starting May 17 from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Up to three passes may be requested per household with some limitations. You may request one of two types of PEC Summer Passes:

1. A standard pass will have your vehicle make and licence plate listed on it. This is good for parking on Huyck’s Point Road, Bakker Road and good for free access to Wellington Rotary Beach whether you drive or walk in. Each household may claim up to 3 standard passes, each of which will be tied to a different licence plate. This pass gives everyone in your party free access to Wellington Rotary Beach (i.e. everyone in your vehicle, or everyone who arrives with you on foot/bike.)

2. A walk-in pass is not tied to a vehicle and is intended for residents/taxpayers who do not have a vehicle. This allows residents to enjoy walk-in/bike-in access to Wellington Rotary Beach without having to supply a vehicle licence plate number. Each household may have one walk-in pass, which will be tied to the last name on the registration form. If you require multiple walk-in passes for individuals in your household with different last names, please speak with County staff when you pick up your pass.

You may not request both a walk-in and standard pass. Standard passes are also good for walk-in use. If you register for both a walk-in and standard pass, you will be issued only a standard pass.

You will  be issued a pass that is valid for walk-in at Wellington Rotary Beach. The walk-in pass will have your last name on it. You may be asked to show ID at the beach when arriving with a walk-in pass.

No. The pass is non-transferrable. Your vehicle’s licence plate will be recorded on the pass. To be exempt from fines, the licence plate on the vehicle and on the pass must match.

Your pass is valid for free entry for your group. You will need at least one pass per car or per group of people arriving together on foot. Please remember that entry is not guaranteed and that the beach closes to new admissions when it reaches capacity of 425 people.

The beach gate will be staffed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in May, June and September from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will also be staffed seven days a week in July and August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Within those hours, you’ll need a pass to avoid paying $10 per person for entry. The pass does not guarantee entry. Outside of those hours, you will not need a pass.

At this time, the municipality does not have a reservation system. Therefore, a day pass is nota guarantee that there will be space at the beach. So please plan to arrive early, or mid-week, to avoid crowds.

In May, June and September, the beach gates will be left open from Monday to Friday. The gates will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays beginning in May. The beach gates will be staffed seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. Picnics are permitted between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. Overnight camping of anykind is strictly forbidden.

If you are planning on staying at the beach during any of the hours that require a pass (i.e.9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) please have your pass with you – if you are driving, leave it visible on your dash. If you are walking, have it on you.

Yes – but there are also two food vendors on site. One sells delicious pizza, poutine and other beach-worthy fare. The other sells iced coffees, soda, ice cream and baked treats. No matter what you’re eating, please place any trash in the bins provided, or face the wrath of the gulls. Please leave anything that needs to be cooked or reheated at home – barbecues and other cooking devices are prohibited. They are dangerous for other beach-goers and pose a safety issue for staff cleaning and maintaining the beach and waste receptacles.

You can leave, but we will not hold your space and cannot guarantee you’ll be able to re-enter. Please bring in what you need. Please remember that there is no drinking of alcohol at Wellington Rotary Beach

No. Prince Edward County ratepayers help fund the cost of staffing and maintaining the beach and of maintaining and patrolling seasonal no-parking areas. Keeping Wellington Rotary Beach accessible to everyone means visitors need to share in covering the additional costs of managing beach volumes. The pass is intended to be a benefit for residents and ratepayers of Prince Edward County. Be a good neighbour and please do not share your pass with rental guests.