Security, being a key feature of any entertainment people engage in, the Beach Authority has to ensure that security measures are in place to make the public beaches pleasant and secure places for Mauritians and tourists to enjoy. One of the main objectives for the next few years is to focus on beach security and this has led to the setting up of lighting systems on beaches and more specifically at Pointe aux Piments, Belle Mare, Bras D’eau and Flic en Flac. In fact, statistics have shown a substantial decrease in offences in Flic en Flac following the installation of lights and security cameras. This was one of the main aims of the project and the Beach Authority intends to keep on striving to make all beaches secure.
Cameras have been installed at Flic en Flac, Mon Choisy and will soon be installed in Grand Bay and Bain Boeuf. The Beach Authority is working with the Police Department and other local authorities to make this project a successful one.
Another key security element on beaches is the need to separate walking trails from driving zones. With the number of people visiting public beaches, it is essential to avoid accidents and ensure people feel safe when strolling on beaches and when driving. As such, the Authority has set up parking spaces to segregate vehicular and pedestrian trafficand provide a secured environment for the public.
The many cases of drowning have highlighted the significance of zoning in the sea as well. Swimming zones allow people to know where they can swim and which zones are prohibited because of the associated dangers. The Beach Authority is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism on this project. More than 65 signs were placed in 2010 to indicate dangerous swimming zones to the public.
Due to the popularity of Belle Mare and Flic en Flac public beaches, the Beach Authority has given priority to demarcation of swimming zones in those two places.