Download Beach Check UK today!
To make sure you maintain safe social distancing when visiting beaches and proms, download the free app and you’ll be able to view congested areas.
The app is very easy to use and operates on a traffic light system. Simply find the area of beach you are interested in visiting and if it’s marked green it means it’s quiet and there’s plenty of space, orange indicates it’s starting to get busier and red tells you the beach is congested and it would be far safer for you, your family and friends to find a quieter spot*. In some areas the app also offers information about whether a lifeguard is on duty or whether the beach allows dogs.
*Colours can be changed in settings for those with access needs
Beaches currently visible in the app include:
Bournemouth, Dorset: Hengistbury, Southbourne, Manor Steps, Boscombe, Bournemouth Pier, Alum Chine, Middle Chine, Durley Chine
Christchurch: Highcliffe, Friars Cliff, Avon and Mudeford
Poole: Branksome Chine, Branksome Dene Chine, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks
Havant: Hayling Island, Hampshire - West Beach, Beachland Central, Eaststoke
Rother, East Sussex: Camber Sands, Bexhill Beach (East and West)
Somerset and West Taunton: Minehead
Thanet, Kent: Margate Main Sands, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Viking Bay (Broadstairs), Ramsgate Main Sands
Torridge, Devon: Westward Ho! (nr Barnstaple)
West Wittering, W Sussex: West Wittering Beach
Adur and Worthing, West Sussex: Worthing, Goring, Lancing and Widewater
Norfolk: West Runton, East Runton, Cromer Beach