This section outlines the requirements that are specific to beach access routes. Requirements are provided for both constructed and non-constructed beach access routes. A constructed beach access route is one that is built on-site, and might consist of materials such as concrete, wood boards or well-compacted crushed gravel. A non-constructed beach access route is a manufactured product that is brought to the site and laid in place. Such systems are typically put in place on a seasonal basis.
The requirements in this Section apply to newly constructed and redeveloped beach access routes, whether permanent or temporary, that an organization intends to maintain.
Requirements for the Design of Beach Access Routes
For both constructed and not constructed beach access routes:
- Entry points
- Entrances must have a minimum clear width of 1,000 mm through any gate, bollard or other entry element.
- Clear width
- Minimum 1,000 mm.
- Clear height
- Minimum of 2,100 mm head room clearance above the beach access route.
- Firm and stable.
- Running slope
- Maximum 1:10 (10%)
For constructed beach access routes:
- Cross slope
- Maximum 1:50 (2%)
- Changes in level
Refer to Table 2.3.1
- Where routes have changes in level between 6 mm and 13 mm, the changes in level must be bevelled, sloped no steeper than 1:2 (50%).
- Where routes have changes in level between 14 mm and 200 mm, the changes in level must be sloped with a running slope no steeper than 1:10 (10%).
- Where routes have changes in level greater than 200 mm, the changes on level shall be designed as ramps, in accordance with Section 2.3.3 Ramps in Beach Access Routes.