313. Foreshore.

313.     Foreshore.

The public may have access to the foreshore1, much of which is Crown land2. Current practice of the Crown Estate Commissioners3 is to grant leases of stretches of the foreshore, generally to local authorities or to charitable bodies such as the National Trust4; such leases may confer rights and obligations to supervise the area, control pollution, and grant licences for leisure activities and beach trading. Although there is no public highway along the foreshore5, and no general right for the public to access or use the foreshore for