For all coastal users:
Respect our Coastal Wildlife
- Try to leave everything as you find it
- Tread carefully on the rocky shore to minimise impact on coastal wildlife
- Avoid putting coastal birds to flight between 1 October and 31 March, especially at high tide or at night
- Stay clear of the main bird roost areas between 1 October and 31 March, and the summer breeding grounds between 1 April and 31 July on the shingle beaches by the lagoons
Consider our Coastline and other users
- Take your rubbish home and report any potential hazards
- Try to avoid damaging rocks, especially on the lower shore, where the chalk is most fragile
- Dont block public access or right of way and use official car parks where possible
- Only authorised vehicles are allowed to use the foreshore or promenades
- Respect the rights of all other users
- Check tide times to avoid being cut off from the shore and tell someone where you’re going.
- Check bay signs for activity zones, bylaws and local beach safety information.
- Be aware of local hazards and conditions.
- Take care near cliffs and don’t throw anything over the edge.
- Beware of walking on slippery rocks, slopes or near the edge of promenades.
- Keep away from soft sand and mud.
Be environmentally friendly
- Volunteer to help on ‘beach-cleans’ and support environmental campaigns
- Buy postcards, books or posters of marine creatures – instead of ‘marine curios’ such as shells and starfish, which may have been alive when collected.
- Buy products and produce that do not harm the evnironment, such as environmentally friendly detergents or locally caught (non endangered) fish
- Remember to recycle and dispose of your waste properly – remember car oil, paints and solvents all need special land-based disposal and plastics should not be flushed down with bathroom waste