Temporary island visitor centre pops up in Forster.
After the success of the pop-up visitor centres in 2019, the Barrington Coast Team decided it was time to try somewhere a bit different. With that in mind the plan was hatched to set up a temporary pop-up visitor centre on Forster’s Miles Island. And last week the plan became a reality!
Staff answered many questions from visitors and locals who were on the island – from secret spots on the Barrington Coast to where to find the best fish and chips. The team were also armed with free sunscreen and beach games for kids to enjoy.
The pop-up visitor centre concept started last summer when Barrington Coast staff members took the Visitor Centre on the road, visiting 11 locations across the region including Stroud, Crowdy Head, Old Bar and Black Head. The idea came from a desire to bring the visitor centres to the people.
There is now interest from local tourism operators to be involved so a calendar of pop-ups is now being created for key times and locations during 2020.
A big thanks to Joel and the team at Boatshed Number One for taxiing the team across and picking them up before the storm!