Recreation : Guidelines : Beach recreation

Guidelines for beach recreation

European marine features where activity takes place

Code of practice

Useful addresses

This group of activities encompasses land and water based activities including sunbathing, swimming, rock pooling and beach games. As an informal activity that can take place wherever people are able to gain access to a beach, it is difficult to quantify the number of participants, although tourism figures suggest that 8% of all countryside day trips are taken in coastal locations.

European marine features where activity takes place

This activity can take place in the vicinity of marine features which are generally accessible from the land side.

 

Likely to occur

Unlikely to occur

Sand dunes

 

Saltmarshes

 

Mud and Sand Flats

 

Sandbanks

 

Inlets and Bays

 

Lagoons

 

Reefs

 

Sea Caves

 

Common Seal

 

Grey Seal

 

Bottlenose Dolphin

 

 

Codes of practice

None available

 

Useful Addresses

English Tourist Board Scottish Tourist Board Welsh Tourist Board

Thames Tower 22 Ravelston Terrace Brunnel House

Blacks Road Edinburgh 2 Fitzalan Road

Hammersmith AB31 3TW Cardiff

London SY23 3AL

W6 9EL

Northern Ireland Tourist Board

St Annes Court

59 North Street

Belfast

BT1 1NB

 

Characteristics of activity and management issues associated with beach recreation

Summary of potential environmental impacts associated with beach recreation

 

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