The question of whether it is illegal to remove pebbles from beaches in Cornwall and around the UK has been thrust back into the spotlight.
It comes after Stacey Solomon joked to fans on social media that she could be arrested, after taking pebbles from the beach while on a family holiday in Sidmouth, Devon this month.
The 30-year-old singer-turned-TV presenter shared a post of herself collecting pebbles at the beach for a DIY project while on a break with partner Joe Swash and their son Rex.
However her fans were quick to point out that such an act is illegal in England.
To which the star replied: “Well, that’s a bummer. I just spent two hours collecting those bad boys” before promising to return the pebbles.
Only last year, a tourist who had holidayed near Crackington Haven beach in Cornwall was forced to drive hundreds of miles back to the spot in order to return some pebbles he had taken from the beach.
Source: The Packet
Original publication 31 August, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 22nd September 2020
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