Seafront bylaws and accessibility

Our guide shows what is and isn't permitted on beaches, as well as how we're making the seafront more accessible.

Litter and recycling

We're very proud of our beaches as fantastic areas of natural beauty. We want to keep the beaches as clean as possible by making it easy  for residents to  safely dispose of their rubbish. We ask you to please recycle or dispose of your litter in the bins provided

As of June 2019, we have installed 300 new recycling bins along the seafront.

The bins have three separate sections in different colours to help people recycle easier. We have blue for plastic bottles and cans and Maroon for glass. The third section will be black for ordinary rubbish.

Although the bins can take plastic bottles, empty cans, glass or rubbish, they should not be used for BBQ materials as these can create a fire hazard.

There are special barbecue bins along the seafront near the sections of the beach where barbecuing is allowed.

Organise a group beach clean

To organise a beach cleaning event, email our community clean-up team

Please contact us at least 14 days before your event.

You'll need to tell us:

  • your name, phone and email address
  • the name of your group, or organisation
  • how many adults and children will take part
  • the beach cleaning date, start and finish time
  • the part of the beach you want to clean

We will send you full terms and conditions when we agree to your clean-up

How we can help

Our team can:

  • give you safety advice
  • provide you with equipment such as gloves, litter pickers and bags
  • arrange to pick up the bags when you've finished, or tell you where to put them

Our team can't:

  • meet you between 12:30pm and 2pm due to staff shift change
  • provide a risk assessment or insurance cover for your beach clean