Despite the fact that the toilet block has been removed from Kames Bay and the K2 Café and adjacent shop are no longer providing local services, Kames Bay is still an important tourist attraction for Millport. The recent move to suspend the service of clearing the top half of the beach of vegetation has resulted in the beach taking on a totally neglected and visually unappealing appearance. I am fully aware that the growth may not be considered as ‘weeds’ by some but this area above the high water mark is the one area in the bay which, over recent years, has consistently offered dry, clean sand - ideal for visitors. It is now becoming an unsightly mess and is encouraging dog owners to use it as a dog loo.
The rest of the beach, now that the harrowing has stopped is no longer covered in water saturated furrows and has returned to the quality it had in previous years. Surely something can be done to clear the vegetation from the top half. With the economy of the island relying on tourism, Kames Bay must be considered as part of the tourist infrastructure of the island and not just returned to the wild.