Residents and visitors urged to stay safe while near the area’s beaches and cliffs
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued a reminder about potential safety issues on beaches and cliff tops ahead of the Easter holidays.
Long stretches of the East Riding’s 85-kilometre coastline may be affected by coastal erosion as a result of natural processes.
Cliff losses linked to coastal erosion can occur at any time of the year and visitors and residents are advised to take care on the beaches and cliff tops.
When on the beach:
○ Plan your route, including access back to the cliff top, before going onto the beach.
○ Take note of the predicted tide times.
○ Do not walk at the foot of cliffs as they may be unstable.
○ Never choose the base of the cliffs as a spot for sunbathing or picnicking.
○ Avoid any structures or debris, including the remnants of historic military infrastructure.
When on the cliff top:
○ Treat all cliffs as potentially dangerous. Children and pets should be supervised and kept under control at all times.
○ Keep away from all cliff edges as they may be unstable.
○ Take note of any signs or barriers restricting access or warning of danger.
○ Do not try to access the beach from the cliff top
A spokesman said: “The council would like to stress that large cliff falls are infrequent and that, by following the advice given above, visitors to the East Riding coast can enjoy a relaxing and safe experience.”
For more information about staying safe at the coast while enjoying everything that it has to offer email [email protected] or call 01262 678255.