We are very lucky to have such a wonderful coastline and waters around Swanage and Studland.
The waters are open to all types of users from swimmers to power craft users but the mixture does bring its problems.
For that reason the District Council has a 5 knot safety zone in place from about Easter to September to protect swimmers and non powered craft close to the shore line.
The District Council,Town Council , Dorset Police , HM Coastguard, RNLI, professional boat owners and the maritime community all work very hard to ensure our area remains safe for all to use.
This year , Swanage Coastguard will be promoting the " arrive at five campaign " and want users to be responsible when close inshore and to observe the 5 knot speed limits.
The key partners are regularly meeting to discuss things like the replacement of the ageing buoys and signage at the launch site.
Dorset Police along with other enforcement officers will be carrying out speed checks and along with HM Coastguard be offering strong words of advice and failure to comply could lead to prosecution.
Spread the word, keep our shore lines safe.....ARRIVE at FIVE knots.