Beach Check UK 4+

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.2 • 58 Ratings
    • Free

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Maintain safe social distancing when visiting beaches and promenades by viewing crowd congestion levels with this app. It is an official National Beach Check App to see beach congestion across coastal areas all over UK

This app enables visitors to make informed choices to avoid crowded areas of the beach. Each section of the coast is coloured red, amber or green depending on how congested that section of the seafront is. At the start of the day the map presents a prediction for how busy the beach is likely to become that day, based on historic data, CCTV, weather and footfall counter data. From mid-morning onwards, the colour coded map is updated hourly by our Seafront Ranger team who patrol the beach.

Links are provided within the app for general information on public toilets at the seafront, cycling, dog exercise areas and BBQ byelaws.

Key Features of the Pro App:

- View Status : View congestion status of the beach from the map
- My Favourites : Manage favourite beach locations
- Search : Search places (beach, parking, toilet etc.)
- Parking Status : Availability of Parking across BCP

App covers following areas in UK and new areas are added quite frequently:
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
- Havant: Hayling Island, Hampshire
- Rother, East Sussex: Camber Sands, Bexhill Beach (East and West)
- Somerset & West Taunton: Minehead
- Thanet, Kent: Margate Main Sands, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Viking Bay (Broadstairs), Ramsgate Main Sands
- Torridge, Devon: Westward Ho!
- West Wittering, W Sussex: West Wittering Beach

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

Added Weather and Tide information on the map

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Carbon 12 Based ,

Has potential

Useful combination of crowd information and tides. But it really needs water quality too. That would show which beaches to avoid due to sewage discharge.

The app also has a few formatting issues with design elements overlapping.

Hima_Honey ,

Beach hopping safely

I am a mum of 2 young kids. We as a family enjoy beach hopping. On our recent trip to Bournemouth we used this smart app to check for real time congestion on the local beaches and plan our day out. I had extra peace of mind as I was avoiding congested beaches and still able to enjoy the sand and sea..

Dachshund_DK ,

Will this app achieve it’s goal and help keep social distancing on the beach?

Will the app provided the desired results?
I doubt it. This will only work if the majority of people going to the beach use it and I’m not confident people coming to Bournemouth will have the app.
Annoying you have to get the start splash screens every time you open the app.
The feedback button also doesn’t work - you can’t click submit once you’ve filled in the form.

App Privacy

The developer, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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