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.
*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