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Birmingham’s closest beach to shut to the public for good

The owners of Birmingham’s closest ‘beach’ have revealed they plan to close the attraction – and transform it into a private holiday lodge complex.

Bosworth Water Park, near Nuneaton, has proved popular with Midlands families for more than four decades.

But the owners have this week announced plans to shut the attraction to the public and turn it into a private lodge escape.

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The 50 acre site, just outside the town of Market Bosworth, is well known for its Blue Lagoon Beach which opened in 2015.

It also offers visitors the chance to enjoy activities such as sailing and canoeing, and crazy golf.

But it will close permanently to day visitors in just over four weeks’ time.

Bosworth Water Park

Its owners Nigel and Joanne Ryley have announced a ‘change in direction’

The site, which boasts a beach and huge lake, will be transformed into a private holiday lodge complex.

In a statement to CoventryLive, a spokesman said: “Our park will remain closed to all day visits from 3rd October and we will reopen the campsite on 1st April to caravans and motorhomes only until phase two commences where the park will close to lodge owners only.”

In a separate message on their Facebook page, they said: “It has taken 30 years, 2 generations of family, dedicated staff both long-standing and seasonal all putting their heart and soul into creating the fantastic environment we all love and in closing we can’t let the occasion pass by without asking you to share your memories with us.”

The first phase of the development is the creation of luxury lakeside lodges.

The development is being released in three phases – construction starting in September 2021, with a view to the first holiday lodges being available for occupation in March 2022.

The lodges are sold with a 50-year lease on the location, which includes a own driveway balcony and garden area

The campsite will open to visitors with caravans and motorhomes only from April 1, 2022.

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