Beach office back to enjoy the sun

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Beach Hut Broome’s Daryl Roberson
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Cable Beach may not be as bustling as it would be in a typical dry season, but that hasn’t stopped Beach Hut Broome’s Daryl Roberson from returning to his “office” in 2020.

Mr Roberson, pictured, re-opened the Beach Hut last fortnight, allowing beachgoers to hire sun lounges, umbrellas and paddle boards to make their day at the beach special.

While his hire business has been popular over the years, Mr Roberson admitted the COVID- 19 pandemic had brought fewer visitors to Cable Beach this year.

“We’ve adapted to the pandemic by focusing on keeping signage urging people to keep their distance and wearing gloves to clean the equipment after each use,” he said.

“The big thing is that there are no tourists coming in, but the locals have been great so far.

“While we were open for the Anzac Day long weekend we saw about 200 people down at the beach while maintaining social distancing. It has mainly been families coming down to the beach on weekends so far, just coming down to have a bit of a holiday at home.”

While May is normally a “mellow” month for Beach Hut Broome, he said he was hopeful the business would pick up in June provided restrictions on social gatherings and travel were lifted by then.

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