BCP Council has unveiled a new practical app allowing visitors to check which beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are the least congested, in a bid to promote safety as the country eases from the Covid-19 lockdown. BCP Beach Check, developed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism, has a traffic light system using the latest technology to help visitors and residents alike avoid busy hotspots as the warm weather continues.
The Application is available on Android Handsets from the Google Play Store and for Apple handsets from The Apple App Store
Heads up! App data is supplied by a mix of sources. At the start of the day, a prediction is set for each zone, based on previous data, factoring in the date and weather to show how busy we forecast each zone will be. From mid-morning, our Seafront Ranger team will be updating each section on a regular basis to reflect any changes in congestion observed. This is supplemented by CCTV and some footfall counters. A feedback function allows visitors to also give feedback so additional input is possible. In addition to showing how busy each beach area is, the app provides handy information on the beach lifeguard status, whether toilets are open and information on byelaws for cycling along the promenade and exercising your dog. This means that long term the app is more than just a solution to help with social distancing.