Calls have been made for everyone to play their part in keeping a Hartlepool beauty spot clean and tidy after reports of overflowing bins.
Headland resident Alison Dormer said she had spotted litter included bottles, cans, plastic buckets, spades, towels, disposable gloves and face masks, and urged people to play their part to look after the "gorgeous area".
Hartlepool Borough Council chiefs also echoed calls for residents to play their part to keep the area tidy after clearing up broken glass on the beach, and reminded people that Covid-19 restrictions remained in place.
Mrs Dormer, a retired school teacher said: "It’s only a tiny number of people who are not picking up after themselves.
"It just reached a tipping point over the Bank Holiday weekend and you just think, oh come on.
“It’s when it’s on such a large scale, that’s the upsetting thing, that’s the frustrating thing.