Campaigning to reduce litter and improve water quality in Dorset


Recreational Survey

We Want To Hear From You!

We are working with Dorset Coast Forum to launch a new survey to discover how and where you spend your beach days. We want to know all about your top beach spots, favourite activities, and thoughts on litter and water cleanliness.

Your input will help to inform issues such as beach access, facilities and water quality monitoring in the future. So dive into our survey right now!

Beach Engagement Events

We will be popping up at various locations during the summer for in person consultations. Come down to say hi, complete the survey and have a chat with us about your favourite beaches.

  • Avon Beach: Thursday 30th May at The Noisy Lobster Beach Huts 10am-3pm
  • Swanage: Wednesday 5th June at Shore Place next to Information Centre 1pm-6pm
  • West Bay: Wednesday 12th June by the harbour on the green in front of the Salt House 1pm-6pm
  • Weymouth: Wednesday 19th June on The Prom by the King’s statue 1pm-6pm
  • Hengistbury Head: TBC
  • Mudeford Quay: TBC

What We Want To Know

Why We Want To Know

Dorset’s coastline is home to some of the UK’s most precious landscapes; the Jurassic Coast and Southwest Coast Path beckon adventurous hikers and dog walkers alike, and our beaches are host to a fantastic range of water sport activities. It’s important to protect these beautiful beaches for everyone to enjoy, so whether you live locally or are visiting Dorset, we need your input to inform future projects on the Dorset coastline.

The information collected from this survey will help us to develop future projects across Dorset’s coastline to reduce litter and improve bathing water quality. We want to know which beaches are used more often, what they are being used for and the current litter and water quality state. The results from this survey can help to inform future projects to improve accessibility, facilities and water quality monitoring, ensuring that bathing waters are safe, clean and enjoyable for everyone to use.

If you would like more information or to request a paper copy of the survey please get in touch

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