‘Safe swimming’ buoys have now been installed at Widdick Chine in Totland Bay, Totland Parish Council has announced.
It is hoped that the floating buoys will solve the issue of boats mooring too far inshore, in an area where many people enjoy swimming.
Widdick Chine is a sandy beach at the far western end of Totland Bay, which is popular with families and children. The growth of motor vessels mooring has increased over the years, making this intervention necessary says the Parish Council.
At Colwell Bay, the launching lane and extra buoys on the Totland side of the bay will be installed during the week commencing 21st June. This is separate to the safe swimming buoys on the east section of Colwell Bay which Freshwater Parish are installing.