Public consultation sought for beach audit of Wicklow Coastline

Wicklow County Council is in the process of conducting an audit of the county’s beaches to assess the uses, strengths, and deficits of the offerings of its beaches.

To assist with this, the Council is keen to hear the views of local residents which will shape the study and future development of recreational services and amenities of the beaches as part of the process of a Wicklow Coastal Blueway Project.

The proposed Blueway project will create five Blueway nodes which will lead participation in coastal outdoor recreation in the county. Each node will have a defined access point to the sea, a supporting trailhead, signage and interpretation information.

The proposed nodes are Arklow and surrounding beaches/harbour, Wicklow, Kilcoole, Greystones and Bray.

The Blueway project’s overall budget is €554,820 with Wicklow County Council providing match funding of €55,482 and a grant of €499,338 from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Feedback is sought now from the public with the link to the public consultation survey available on the Wicklow County Council website and various social media platforms.

If you would like to have your say on Wicklow’s Beach Audit, please see link provided – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R2VBK3C

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