Check the Beach

Get your app!
Do you wonder what awaits you when you set off for the seaside? Somerset West and Taunton Council have signed Minehead up to an helpful app which allows you to check!

The UK Beach Check App allows beachgoers to stay Covid-safe by checking congestion levels at popular coastal areas before visiting, and either choosing less populated zones or beaches with lesser crowding to help maintain social distancing.

The App is based on a simple traffic light system displaying congestion levels for individually listed beaches or via an interactive map as either red (crowded), amber (less congested) or green (uncongested).

The App is free of charge and simple to use, downloadable from Google Play or the App Store, with no in-app purchases.

The key features of the App include:

  •     Congestion status for individual beaches and via an interactive map
  •     Management of ‘favourite’ beach locations
  •     Information and availability of parking, toilets, cycling routes and dog exercise areas

To find out how to use UK Beach Check App, watch the video on England's Coast’s YouTube Channel.