Council car parks at The Spit have officially been closed after dozens of Gold Coasters flocked to the beach yesterday.
Photos posted to social media show large groups continuing to gather in the popular spot.
Mayor Tom Tate said he had no choice but to shut-off the carparks to deter people from congregating in the area.
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“People are just not listening so we have taken this measure to discourage visitors,” the Mayor said.
“The message is clear. We can no longer be gathering in groups larger than two and we should only be out for essential activities and exercise.”
The Mayor said a lazy day at the Spit should definitely not be on the cards right now.
“Staying home is the best way to keep us all safe,” he said.
Gold Coast beaches are also at risk of being closed, with people continuing to ignore social distancing rules.