Mixed Recycling Bins
The Sea, Sand and Sort Scheme is providing recycling and general litter facilities at 14 rural beaches across Pembrokeshire, which have been awarded a Green Coast Award.
Pembrokeshire's stunning beaches generate a huge number of visits to the county each year, which in turn generates a significant amount of waste. It is essential that whilst enjoying these wonderful landscapes that both tourists and local users have the facilities available to recyle.
Most beach litter accumulates on the strandline, which is also a good location for wildlife. This material could be used to help people understand what they are seeing as they clear up litter. The highest point the tide reaches on a beach is called the strandline. Here, the tides leave behind sediments such as seaweed, dead plants and animals and, unfortunately, litter. Several strandlines can occur on a beach due to changes in the height of the tides. “Beachcombing” is the study of animals, or their remains, and other life washed up by the sea onto the beach strandline. Searching this strandline can be very rewarding. As well as clearing litter it’s possible to find all kinds of other bits and pieces deposited there from further out to sea.
Exploring rock pools can be a fascinating beach activity, especially for children. Check out the Seashore Explorer booklets published by the Countryside Council for Wales which give you points for spotting creatures, great fun!But please remember that rock pools contain living creatures, and their habitat is vitally important for their survival. So if you are going rock pooling, please follow these guidelines Return all rock pool creatures to where you found them Replace rocks and stones carefully if you turn them over Don't leave creatures in jars or buckets of water for any length of time Don't drop litter in rock pools
Why not buy a simple guide to coastal birds, and see how many you can spot ..... The most familiar birds to be seen from the cliff tops are razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars and various species of gull, as well as shags, cormorants and the rarer choughs and peregrine falcons. The rocky cliffs of the mainland and the offshore islands support large colonies of nesting sea birds with some of national and international importance. On the island of Grassholm, for example, there are around 32,000 nesting pairs of gannets with puffins and manx shearwaters nesting in large numbers on Skomer and Skokholm. Why not add your finds to the Pembrokeshire Birds blogspot
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With so many lovely venues to choose from you could leave the picnic at home and treat yourselves but if you can't resist them there's plenty of places perfect for picnicking! And plenty of perfect produce too... find out more!
...And do absolutely nothing. Just sit, stare and take in a big lungful of coastal air! Pembrokeshire has a multitude of blue flag beaches designated for their safety, amentities and cleanliness and when you’ve stared long enough perhaps to work up an appetite pop into one of the nearby cafes, pubs and restaurant to discover what fresh produce Pembrokeshire has to offer. From our word renowned new potatoes to locally produced Welsh lamb, beef and of course some of the finest seafood from our coastal shores. Look out for the Pembrokeshire Produce label
Grant funding through the Green Seas Beach Improvement Programme which forms part of Visit Wales Environment for Growth(EG4) Coastal Tourism Project, will improve recycling facilities at Pembrokeshire's 13 Blue Flag beaches.
The funding will be used to purchase a new specialised vehicle to collect the recycling, and install recycling facilities at key destination sites across Pembrokeshire.