Friday, June 04, 2004

Life's a beach

As a self-confessed beach bum, one of my pet rants is the charging by local authorities to use their beaches. Especially when they obviously don't pump the funds they raise to clean-up the beach. This article gives a good rundown of the beaches, their quality and whether or not they charge. By the way, according to the law, local authorities aren't supposed to charge - "Admission may not be charged for entry to a bathing area on the beach of the ocean, a river or lake, unless a reasonable area has been set aside in that location with easy access for free entry." Yeh, right.