Seashore Code

For all coastal users:

Respect our Coastal Wildlife

  • Try to leave everything as you find it
  • Tread carefully on the rocky shore to minimise impact on coastal wildlife
  • Avoid putting coastal birds to flight between 1 October and 31 March, especially at high tide or at night
  • Stay clear of the main bird roost areas between 1 October and 31 March, and the summer breeding grounds between 1 April and 31 July on the shingle beaches by the lagoons

Consider our Coastline and other users

  • Take your rubbish home and report any potential hazards
  • Try to avoid damaging rocks, especially on the lower shore, where the chalk is most fragile
  • Dont block public access or right of way and use official car parks where possible
  • Only authorised vehicles are allowed to use the foreshore or promenades
  • Respect the rights of all other users

Stay safe

  • Check tide times to avoid being cut off from the

          shore and tell someone where you’re going.

  • Check bay signs for activity zones, bylaws and

          local beach safety information.

  • Be aware of local hazards and conditions.
  • Take care near cliffs and don’t throw anything

          over the edge.

  • Beware of walking on slippery rocks, slopes

          or near the edge of promenades.

  • Keep away from soft sand and mud.

Be environmentally friendly

  • Volunteer to help on 'beach-cleans' and support environmental campaigns
  • Buy postcards, books or posters of marine creatures - instead of 'marine curios' such as shells and starfish, which may have been alive when collected.
  • Buy products and produce that do not harm the evnironment, such as environmentally friendly detergents or locally caught (non endangered) fish
  • Remember to recycle and dispose of your waste properly - remember car oil, paints and solvents all need special land-based disposal and plastics should not be flushed down with bathroom waste 

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom

E-mail:

thanet.coast@thanet.gov.uk

 

Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)