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Gwynedd Council considers new measures to deter campervans from Black Rock Sands

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New measures to deter campervans and motorhomes could soon be introduced at Morfa Bychan in North Wales, Gwynedd Council has confirmed.

It comes amid an increase in complaints from locals concerning the volume and behaviour of some campervan and motorhome owners.

The council said it is considering increasing the charge to access the beach, which is also known as Black Rock Sands, and even banning motorhomes from parking on the beach, Cambrian News has reported.

Gwynedd and Porthmadog Town councillor Gwilym Jones said they are hoping to pass a bylaw to give beach’ wardens the power to issue fines, as well as other enforcement means, to curb the effects on the beach and those who call its surrounding area home.

A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “The council will be taking action.

“Additional measures being considered include significantly increasing beach access charges for motorhomes and campervans and amending the beach bylaws to include the prohibition of remaining on the beach in a motor vehicle overnight.”

Cllr Selwyn Griffiths said some campers staying overnight previously had left the place in a “disgusting” state.

He added: “People walk along the sand dunes and are disgusted by what they see there.

“Public toilets at the beach have also been used to empty toilet contents, leaving them clogged up, overflowing, and disgusting.”

Beach warden, Emma Walters said she witnessed a campervan owner emptying the contents of their toilet on the beach.

She said: “When I told him it was disgusting, he said ‘tough’. You have to be careful.

“People are very annoyed.

“It’s not only a tourist area, it’s a nature area.”

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