The shocking amount of alcohol bottles, cans and other rubbish left on a beautiful Welsh beach

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Since June, beaches across Wales have seen shocking amounts of litter left on them. And despite pleas from Swansea council and residents in the area, the problem seems to be continuing.

Video footage taken by Luke Cox on Tuesday morning shows piles of rubbish including empty bottles, cans and plastic bags left dumped at Langland Bay yet again.

Luke spends his mornings going down to the beach to pick up the trail of rubbish left behind before the tide comes in.

He said he could almost guarantee to find rubbish on the beach following a sunny day.

“Unfortunately it’s not as much as a shock to find litter down here,” he said.

“If it’s been a sunny or a warm evening, you can pretty much bet your house that it will be a mess in the morning.

“It’s been significantly worse since the car parks have been opened.”



A small section of the rubbish found on Tuesday morning




The 29-year-old, who lives in Langland, admitted it was quite upsetting to constantly find so much rubbish left on the beach.

He added: “It’s a beautiful beach down here and it attracts lots of families and young children who are playing in the sand.

“There’s broken glass and nails left, leaving it unsafe for people and families.”

Swansea Council previously urged people to take rubbish home after visiting beaches and police have issued dispersal notices on certain beaches, giving police officers powers to exclude individuals for 48 hours if they cause trouble.

The orders were put in place at the Maritime Quarter, Swansea Beach, SA1, Langland Bay and Caswell Bay.

A statement, released by South Wales Police last month said: “Anyone enjoying these areas and not causing any issues and adhering to the current Covid-19 legislation can of course continue to do so, the section 35 order is for those not only causing concerns for residents but also putting themselves or others at risk.”

The council has recently increased litter picking in Langland due to the recent issues and has thanked all the volunteers helping to keep the beaches clean.

Cabinet member for environment enhancement and infrastructure management, Mark Thomas, said: “Our beaches are cleaned every morning so it’s disappointing to see the condition they are being left in by a minority of selfish individuals.

“We are working extremely hard to keep our city operating as normally as possible during this difficult period so it’s frustrating that there are people who are making this task even harder. If you are visiting the beach, please use litter bins provided, and if litter bins are full then please take your rubbish home with you.”



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