In the summer, most of like to head down to the beach for a bit of chilling in the (occasional) sunshine.
But to keep them looking as clean as possible over the summer months, the beach boys get to work!!
Up nice and early and with a check of the tide times and beach cleaning rota, rain or shine the beach team can be found clearing the beaches ready for the crowds to begin their relaxing day by the sea.
If you think it is all about watching the sun rise over the beautiful bay, then afraid you are mistaken!! Once they are on the beach it is straight into it, keeping the beaches free from litter and as clean from seaweed as they can.
The litter is picked up with a litter picker as a member of the team walks up and down collecting it all. Now you may be thinking it would take a while for the seaweed to be picked up this way, and you would be right! That is why instead the use a beach tractor with a mechanical rake that can sieve through the sand and pick up the seaweed left by the tide.
Once the rake is full the team empty the seaweed into a skip they brought with them. It is then taken to the recycling centre to be recycled.
But the team are not finished there of course, after all, they want the beach to look its best so they comb the beach again and again so it is smooth for the crowds to sit back, relax and enjoy their day out.
Hope you enjoy the beach