“Beach Island Loop” Route Details (Watopia)

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Introduced in Zwift’s December 2020 update, Beach Island Loop is the first route to use the new Bridge/Islands Bypass – a short stretch of road connecting the JWB Bridge to the 360 Bridge.

This route is a slightly modified version of the event-only Volcano Flat Reverse route, placing riders on a more northerly segment which adds a quick trip through the Italian Villas and a chance for green glory in the forward sprint.

Introduced in Zwift’s December 2020 update, Beach Island Loop is the first route to use the new Bridge/Islands Bypass – a short stretch of road connecting the JWB Bridge to the 360 Bridge.

This route is a slightly modified version of the event-only Volcano Flat Reverse route, placing riders on a more northerly segment which adds a quick trip through the Italian Villas and a chance for green glory in the forward sprint.

Route Basics

Length: 12.8 km (8.0 miles)
Elevation:
44 m (144‘)
Lead-In: 0 km ( miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at downtown Watopia start/finish banner.

Achievement Badge: 255 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Sprint Forward

Strava Strava Segments

Beach Island Loop

Bike Selection

This is a very flat route, so aero rules. Go with the fastest frame and wheels you can get!

Route Description

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You will begin this route in downtown Watopia, traveling toward the Volcano. Make your way around the Volcano, across the land bridge, and up the dirt switchbacks to the Italian Villas where you will turn left and soon find yourself at the sprint start line. Give it a hard go, and see if you can grab the green jersey!

Just after the sprint banner it’s a quick right onto the Bridge/Islands Bypass. Wave hello to the sea lions, then wind your way over the rollers and turn left onto Ocean Boulevard to head down to the fishing village.

After riding over some docks and dirt you will take the ramp down into the ocean tube, and eventually come back up just a couple of kilometers away from downtown Watopia. Time to gear up for that finish line sprint!

 

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Milan
Milan
10 months ago

Hi Eric, got the badge on Saturday, but the Strava segment is not showing, the same on Beach Island Loop.
Have you an idea why this happens?

Thanks, Merry Christmas!

Dan
Dan
10 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Isn’t that considered deviation from the route by doing a u-turn?

Joel
Joel
10 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Just to make sure… only 4 new routes with Badges, right?

1) Beach
2) By pass
3) Lava
4) Serpent

If yes, then: Check (Done)

Joel
Joel
10 months ago
Reply to  Joel

New wall maps?

Joel
Joel
10 months ago
Reply to  Joel

Opps.. Lava and by pass the same…

I meant Two-Bridges

Rachael Hamblin
Rachael Hamblin
9 months ago

I’ve tried completing this route twice and each time I just get round the Hilly Loop. Anything I can do to stop this? It has also happened yesterday when I tried to ride another of the new routes. I do have the latest version of Zwift and haven’t had a problem with any other routes.

Christina
Christina
9 months ago

Me too!!

chris andrychuk
chris andrychuk
9 months ago

Worst route ever! You do the sprint but before you can even look up to see your result the route turns right and the results board is gone. I’ll never do it again.

Richard Evans
Richard Evans
9 months ago

Completed this route twice now and came upas route complete but no badge! So annoying. This also happened on Road to Sky just after a Christmas. Zwift is starting to do my head in.

Damien Guttridge
Damien Guttridge
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard Evans

Same here

David
David
8 months ago

I don’t understand how this works to get badges. Trying to figure it out. How many times must I ride this route ? In order to get a badge ?

Ernesto Acosta
Ernesto Acosta
8 months ago
Reply to  David

Complete the route just once for the badge.

Ron Gallo
Ron Gallo (@rgallo1964)
6 months ago
Reply to  David

Because of where you spawn, you may actually have to do the route twice if you aren’t comfortable with doing a U-turn to go through the banner far enough to do another U-turn to get you going in the right direction again for the route.

Ernesto Acosta
Ernesto Acosta
8 months ago

Eric, thank you for your course descriptions. The course descriptions and bike/wheels recommendations are spot on. I always come here before attempting a new course/route. Zwift may be the new indoor cycling religion, but ZwiftInsider is its Bible. Ride On!

John
John
6 months ago

What is a good time for the sprint section in a 3 lap race .. thanks.

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