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Use beaches and shared spaces responsibly during the festive season

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The City of Cape Town’s Coastal Management Branch wants to remind members of the public to place their safety and that of others first when using the popular coastal walkways and tidal pools along the False Bay shoreline this festive season.

These walkways include the Muizenberg to St James walkway, Jaggers Walk in Fish Hoek and the newly refurbished Glencairn walkway. The very popular Dalebrook, St James and Glencairn tidal pools all form part of this extensive coastal amenity for the enjoyment of visitors.

‘The holiday season is fast approaching and we anticipate an increase in the number of people who will be spending time outdoors. The walkways and beaches in particular, are big attractions for locals and visitors. With the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of people have been working from home and now want to be out there as much as possible. As an athlete myself, I know how nature contributes to one’s well-being. It helps improve our mental health and connects us to mother nature. However, I want to urge members of the public to please be mindful of each other when entering shared spaces. If you see the place is packed, kindly consider coming back at another time when there are fewer people around so that we can practice social distancing,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.

The public is reminded that bicycles, scooters and skateboards are not permitted on the walkways. Also, dogs are neither permitted on the walkways, nor at the tidal pools.

Provision for dogs on the coastline in the South Peninsula includes:

·         Muizenberg beach on a leash at all times with no dogs permitted from 09:00 to 18:00 between November to March

·         Free running between the lighthouse at Fish Hoek all the way, including Clovelly

·         Free running along the entire Glencairn Beach

·         Free running at Simons Town Longbeach

·         No dogs are permitted on Seaforth Beach

·         Dogs are permitted on a leash from Burghers Walk through to Windmill Beach and Franks Bay

‘City Law Enforcement will be undertaking spot checks during the season and anyone found in breach of these regulations will be liable for a fine. When you arrive at the beach or picnic spot, check the signage to see what is permitted, to avoid running into trouble. Also, please leave your alcohol at home,’ said the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

The public is also reminded that defacing, tampering with or removing signage, erected by the City, not only places other users at risk, but is also a serious offence. Members of the public can report any incidents to 021 480 7700.

The City’s Coastal By-Law is available on the City website www.capetown.gov.za\bylaws

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town https://bit.ly/3oQMy43  

Media enquiries:

Alderman Eddie Andrews, Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 444 3842 or Cell: 082 377 1414,

Email: Edwin.Andrews@capetown.gov.za (please always copy media.account@capetown.gov.za)[/vc_column_text]

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