A new height-restriction barrier to stop motorhomes and campervans from entering a beach car park at Porth Trecastell (Cable Bay) on Anglesey’s western coast has been installed.
It follows complaints from residents who claim campervans had been clogging up the car park for days on end.
The installation of the barrier has reignited a long-standing debate over motorhome parking on the island.
Gates and height barriers have sprung up near Anglesey beaches such as Cemlyn and Cymyran.
Some fear parking restrictions and charges are depriving locals of access to beaches they have enjoyed for generations and may negatively impact local tourism.
Surfers, kayakers and local van owners have all voiced concern they will no longer be able to reach places like Porth Trecastell.
Two 2.5m-high metal frames were recently installed at Porth Trecastell.
Each has height barriers which swing out to cover the new eight-metre wide entrance to the car park.
The metal frames both contain gates. One will give access to “seasonal trade vehicles” within a fenced area.
The other will enable emergency services and refuse collection vehicles unable to fit under the height barrier.
Gates have also been provided for pedestrian and cyclists.
Pay-by-phone parking will also be in operation at Porth Tyn Towyn a little further up the coast.
Both sites are owned by the Bodorgan Estate, which said it brought in height barriers at Porth Trecastell to control access and improve vehicle safety.
The enforcement is expected to start in April.
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