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Beach Check UK App

Get beach ready! There’s never been a better time to visit one of England’s stunning beaches and we want you to have the best experience possible. So, a new app has been launched with a live map allowing you to see how busy the beach is to ensure you pick your perfect, safe spot in the sun.

Download Beach Check UK today!

The Beach Check app makes it easy to see how crowded a beach is so you, your friends and family can enjoy proms and beaches safely and have fun in the sun. Simply download the free app and you’ll be able to view congested areas. 

Just 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.

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*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) 

Redcar and Cleveland: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar Beach 

Thanet, Kent: Margate Main Sands, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Viking Bay (Broadstairs), Ramsgate Main Sands 

West Wittering, W Sussex: West Wittering Beach 

Isle of Wight: Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor

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Enjoy the beach safely this summer

As an extra help, in some locations live car parking information is also available so you can cut the queues and head straight for the free spaces. Just click the icon in the right-hand corner of the map and then select a category filter which will show up on the map. 

By downloading the Beach Check App you’ll have the information to hand anytime you want to head for coast.  Download it free from both the Apple App Store and Google Play

The App was originally funded by the government’s Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG and developed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. If your favourite beach isn’t currently featured, contact the local beach operator or your Local Authority. 

Have fun this summer and stay safe at the beach! 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole:

Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate:

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Learn how to use the Beach Check App in the video below!

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