16th June 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Calshot Beach
Mal Rowland

Hi Everyone,

With a just a little over two weeks to go, it seems only fitting to provide details for the “Solent MX5 Beach BBQ on 16th June 2021”, especially as the last Beach BBQ we held was in 2019, due to the dreaded Covid!

As per our Solent Area Programme for 2021, this event, as before, is being held slightly earlier to take into account the lighter evenings, esp with 21st June being the longest day and to maximise our evenings beach time.

We will meet at Rownhams Services, on the M27 Westbound, as there is plenty of parking there for us to gather and toilets are available in the services, if required, from 18:30 onwards for a swift departure at 1900, for a drive in convoy down to Calshot Beach and park in our normal area by the beach huts, adjacent to the toilet facilities there.

Please remember to bring your own Portable BBQ and food of your choosing, together with any drink, tea, coffee or other favourite tipple.

The owners club stopped paying for the BBQ’s a few years back, so we have to buy our own portable BBQ’s but they can be obtained very cheaply at various budget high street outlets and it is a great sociable evening and if the weather is anything like it has been recently, it will be a fantastic evening – we have our fingers crossed!!!

For those that have not been before we drive to the Calshot Beach and set up camp on the beach with either deckchairs or blankets to sit on and then proceed to burn perfectly good sausages and burgers!

If you fancy a dip, “bring your cossie” and go for a nice pre-supper dip in the Solent

When we have watched the ships go by, partaken in friendly chatter and finally watched the sun go down, we then drive home at dusk – “Perfick” as Pop Larkin would say

As with our first drive to Ramster Hall Gardens on 23rd May, this event is currently restricted to 30 members MAXIMUM and places are open to Solent Members initially due to this limit and depending on take-up, we may open this event up to neighbouring areas also. I am currently in the process seeking an update on this from the MX5OC Hierarchy and if the rules relax I will post an update on this this thread.

NB: I have scoured the websites for the area to see if Portable BBQ’s are allowed on the beach, since the last time we visited and connot find anything to the contrary. So, we will take our portable BBQ’s and as normal and as before fully extiguish them in the sea, so they are fully cold before placing them in the bins at the rear of the beach. If anyone knows anything different ref the use of Portable BBQ’s, please respond on this thread soonest, so we can make alternative arrangements!

See you there

Best Regards

Mal & Terry