SOME of West Cork’s most popular beaches have been blighted in recent days with piles of discarded beer bottles and cans.
On Tuesday morning, a substantial pile of beer bottles, beer cans and cardboard beer boxes were left strewn around the dunes in Inchydoney.
A local videographer captured the disgusting images at the beach and they’ve since been shared by national media.
TripAdvisor recently named Inchydoney as the best beach in the country and locals work hard to keep the area clean.
Similar scenes were captured at Tralispean beach near Tragumna last weekend after what’s believed to have been an end-of-year student party.
Youngsters did return to the scene the day after their gathering to clean up but comments on The Southern Star’s Facebook page said that they should not have left the rubbish after them in the first place.
The Southern Star has highlighted the ongoing problem of litter in all areas of West Cork over recent weeks. Tidy Towns volunteers are seen hard at work at this time of the year, yet they face the constant challenge of persistent littering and fly-tipping.
A lack of litter bins in some of our beauty spots is often cited as the reason for litter. There was no comment available from the County Council when asked if bins had been removed from popular visitor spots as they were being used by people dumping domestic waste, as has been reported previously.