Recreation : Guidelines : Beach recreation : Characteristics

Characteristics and management issues

The activity is popular amongst all sections of society.

The diversity in participants suggests that information provided at site level will be most effective in promoting responsible behaviour.

Signs at popular locations and information provided at tourist information centres and tourist attractions are likely to be the most effective methods of promoting environmental good practice at specific locations. Information in libraries, schools and on TV and radio can play a more general role in encouraging awareness of environmental issues related to beach recreation. There is also a role for travel agents and tour companies in information dissemination.


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