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Bells Beach under threat – sign the petition

Declared the worlds first “Surfing Recreation Reserve” in 1973, Bells Beach is recognised worldwide as a sacred surfing sanctuary.

The pilgrimage to Bells is as legendary as the corduroy lines and big sweeping walls that grace the famous Bells Bowl during big autumn and winter swells.

Unfortunately Bells Beach is under serious threat from negative commercial impacts and development.

Though Bells Reserve is public land, commercial coach/bus/mini bus tours are being allowed to freely use Bells Reserve and the Surf Coast Shire has now begun works to create parking spaces for 5 coach/long vehicles and around 10 parking spaces for 22 seater buses in Bells car park alone.

Vegetation has been removed to allow commercial tour vehicle movement within the car park and there is great concern that the already identified pedestrian and vehicle traffic risks will increase.

Help save Bells Beach from man-made development, sign the petition here:

Save Bells Beach

****** California Coastal Commission Acts to Open Martins Beach! ****** Stop Wall Street Water in Southern California ****** California Legislative Session Wraps Up: Ocean and Coast Bills Headed To Gov’s Desk ****** Hurricane Relief: Support Recovery Efforts ****** Up From Our Grassroots Bootstraps: We Are Winning the Single-Use Bag Fight ****** Track your impact on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 16 ****** Meet Nikita Scott, Surfrider Activist and Coastal Defender ****** Hard Armoring is Destroying Our Beaches ****** What’s Happening at the Federal Level on Plastic Pollution ****** Activist Spotlight: Miles Abernathy with the UNC Wilmington Youth Club