Although seaside resorts are popular with tourists, some people do have issues with them:
- in St Ives, it can be very expensive to park in the centre of town and many of the narrow streets can get congested with cars easily;
- in Tenby, there has been a lot of complaints about new houses being built near the beach because many feel that they spoil the natural scenery;
- in Brighton, litter dropped on the beach: looks horrible, attracts noisy seagulls and can harm wildlife;
- in Newquay, there are many second-homes which are left empty during the winter and make the resort become a deserted 'ghost' town.
Many resorts are trying to improve their facilities though to keep tourists coming whilst pleasing the local residents at the same time:
- Blackpool has re-developed its promenade to make it safer and more attractive;
- Weymouth has set up a park-and-ride facility following the 2012 Olympics so people can park their car outside town and get a free bus to the seafront instead.
- Southwold has set up a loyalty card for people who buy things from the local shops;
- the Marine Conversation Society has organised regular 'beach clean-ups' in many resorts for people to join in with;
- Cornwall have created a new tax which people must pay if they leave their second homes empty for too long.
Each year, UK beaches are also awarded flags to show how clean they are. Blue flag beaches are the cleanest and have the best water quality.