Locals slam ‘self-entitled’ tourists for ruining quiet seaside towns by dumping litter and treating their beaches as car parks – as latest ‘rude’ visitors drive 4x4s onto the sands and have a BBQ
- Locals have said its ‘totally selfish’ of tourists to drive onto secluded beaches
Locals have slammed ‘self-entitled’ tourists who run quiet seaside towns by dumping litter and treating their beaches as car parks.
The latest in a long-list of incidents happening in beauty spots across the UK saw tourists blasted for parking three 4x4s on a secluded beach in Anglesey.
They were seen to park up and have a BBQ on idyllic beach, before leaving their rubbish behind for someone else to deal with.
‘I felt angry and upset – I’m not a fan of selfish, inconsiderate and self-entitled behaviour. I wouldn’t dream of driving onto a beach but it seems that some people think they can park wherever they want,’ one resident said following the littering.
Some locals have said they ‘can’t wait until winter’ when the beaches will be quieter and car-free.
In Anglesey, locals blasted tourists for treating a secluded beach as a car park as three 4x4s parked up and had a BBQ – leaving their rubbish behind at the beauty spot afterwards
A car submerged in water in Selsey, West Sussex after it was left at the beach
Another resident added: ‘It is totally selfish to drive cars onto that beach. Clearly not appropriate but some people don’t care about others.’
Meanwhile in Selsey, West Sussex lifeguards attended following reports of a car completely underwater. The 4×4 had parked at the end of the dive ramp near East Beach on August 27, which can often become ‘very slippery’.
In North Wales, a transit van left at Black Rock Sands in Porthmadog was engulfed by the tide, while a Land Rover was spotted under water on Abersoch beach.
A Holyhead coastguard said the owner was yet to come forward and claim the Land Rover following the blunder which saw it go about a metre under the water.
Visitors are being warned not to park on beaches due to the increasing number of incidents.
An electric car was spotted surrounded by seawater in New Quay, Cornwall last month.
The spot where the car had parked was previously used as a car park with opening times governed by the tide. However, recently the harbour has been closed and signs at the entrance warn motorists not leave cars there.
A Mercedes SUV had got stuck in the same place a week earlier, mistaking the area for free parking. The car’s front two wheels were buried deep in the sand and it was facing towards the exit ramp.
An electric vehicle was photographed in Port Isaac after finding itself in an unfortunate situation
Three cars were left stranded in Newquay, Cornwall by ‘idiot’ tourists who parked up on the beach
In a seperate incident at Towan Beach in Newquay, ‘idiot’ tourists were slammed after cars had to be rescued by lifeguards.
The beach is directly accessible to vehicles via a narrow lane, but drivers often do not realise this does not mean they are allowed to park on the sand – and should make use of nearby car parks instead.
Connor Duffy, 33, from Newquay, said: ‘Just shows common sense isn’t really that common.’