Bournemouth seafront

Innovative BCP Council beach app upgraded

An app developed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council enabling beachgoers to check the area’s busy beaches has undergone a major upgrade and now provides more information to users.

Launched in July 2020 to help beachgoers comply with social distancing, the BCP Beach Check app now provides live information on car parking spaces and locations for toilet facilities, barbecues and dog friendly areas.

As well as this, the live traffic light system for the 15 mile coastline along Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will help visitors and residents avoid busy hotspots in time for the summer season.

As before, the user can check a particular beach and see a map indicating the busier areas (red), less busy beaches (amber) and those with plenty of available space (green).

Anyone who downloads the app can also see if any locations are temporarily closed and find out how many spaces are available at a number of BCP Council operated car parks, helping people plan their journey.

It is free to download and rapid developments to the BCP Beach Check app are funded through BCP Council's seasonal response plan and there are plans to rollout a similar app nationally.

Commenting, BCP Council’s Director of Destination and Culture, Chris Saunders said: “As we have been voted the UK’s best beach, we know we are the place to visit this year and this app will enhance that experience by helping you to plan your visit.

“This app has proven to be incredibly popular, around 40,000 downloads were recorded last year, and we’re committed to ensuring that we can continue to encourage residents and visitors, where permitted, of course, to keep as safe as they can while this pandemic continues.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer an even better version and hope that we can help you to locate spaces at car parks during busy periods and enable you to have the best experience you can.”

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