A PEACEFUL seaside town is being ruined by drivers who treat the beach as a car park, rubbish tip and make locals feel unsafe.
Homeowners in Anglesey, Wales, have branded visitors “selfish, inconsiderate and self-entitled” after their quiet stretch of sand was plagued by 4x4s.
The three vehicles pulled up on the beach near Llanfwrog to celebrate the Bank Holiday with a BBQ and the litter louts left their rubbish behind.
On local was outraged the “quiet and secluded” spot was being treated “like a car park”.
She penned her frustration on social media and wrote: “There were people there with children playing not expecting to have to look out for cars.
“I had to call my dog back to me as there was one driving towards her.
“It’s not great when we can’t feel safe on our local beaches.
“I felt angry and upset – I’m not a fan of selfish, inconsiderate and self-entitled behaviour. I wouldn’t dream of driving onto a beach but it seems that some people think they can park wherever they want.”
Other scathing residents echoed her fury, one commented: “It is totally selfish to drive cars onto that beach.
“Clearly not appropriate but some people don’t care about others.”
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The motorists who “think they are above the rules” and treated the beautiful beach as their own rubbish tip were also slammed by disappointed homeowners.
“There is no excuse, end of,” added one fed-up local.
Residents have even said they “can’t wait until winter” after inconsiderate parking on their beaches has blighted the school holidays.
One wrote: “This island is a nightmare now in the summer.”
Holy Island at Traeth Borth Wen, Rhoscolyn has been battling the same problem, with drivers parking on ramps leading down to the sea.
A furious local said: “Last time we were there you could not get on the beach for cars parked all over it.
“Not even launching a boat.”
Others voiced concerns about wildlife in the area due to potential oil leaks from the vehicles.
Andy Godber, Anglesey Council’s visitor economy and coastal areas manager, explained cars are banned from parking on much of the picturesque coastline.
He told North Wales Live: “At certain locations, some individuals have not adhered to these bylaws.
“Consequently, barriers have been installed at certain locations to restrict vehicle access. These barriers were installed following consultation with local communities.”
Mr Godber said the council continues to monitor the situation.
“If the issues are determined to have a detrimental effect on the safety and enjoyment of others or nature conservation, then we will liaise further with local communities to look at restricting vehicle access and installing new signage,” he added.
This comes as other seaside towns across the UK are being ruined.
Residents in Southend, Essex say their seaside town is being ruined by criminals who steal money and break into their homes.
The area is one of the UK’s best-loved resorts – but locals claim to be “terrorised” by spates of burglaries.
Elsewhere in the country, homeowners say their picturesque coastal town is being blighted by an eyesore building which the council cannot do anything about.
The state of a derelict building in Largs has sparked outrage among locals who hate how it looks after years of decay.
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Meanwhile, a posh Norfolk holiday hot-spot has been ravaged by second-home buyers and holiday home lets, say furious locals.
Those living in picturesque Wells-next-the-Sea, want the second-home buyers to leave.