Day passes and season passes have increased for duBois Beach on Water Street in Stonington.
A day pass to the small private beach, was $10 for a family last year. A day pass is now $10 per adult, children 12 and under are free.
Season passes are as follows:
- $100 - Young Professional (under the age of 30), dependent children 12 and under free.
- $125 – 1 Adult, dependent children 12 and under are free.
- $200 – 2 Adults, dependent children 21 and under are free.
All season passes include six adult day passes per season. Additional guest passes can be purchased for $5 each.
duBois Beach is a private beach that is not funded by taxpayers. The Stonington Village Improvement Association owns the beach and it is managed by the Stonington Community Center (COMO), a non-profit group.
Some community members were not happy about the changes in pricing, but COMO administrators said it was necessary.
“There has not been an increase in many years and our expenses have certainly increased as you can imagine managing high quality certified lifeguards, equipment and such,” said Beth-Ann Stewart, the executive director for the Stonington Community Center.
Stewart encourages any community members upset by the pricing to reach out to her directly.