We are proud that Beachfest is currently an incident-free event. This does not mean, however, that we should not be wary of potential theft and crime. We have a dedicated security team patrolling the beach and a Police presence ensuring that the event is safe and fun for all. One of the themes of this year’s Beachfest is “Peace on the Beach” and we hope that our event will be devoid of any violence and crime.
While we hope eveything runs smoothly, we are in no way responsible for violence, theft or loss of property. You can help yourself by following the advice below. Don’t let anyone ruin your Beachfest by committing crime against you or your friends.
- Lock your vehicles and ensure that there are no valuables left inside.
- Only bring to Beachfest what you can afford to lose: we have food and drink available for purchase on the sand, there will already be music playing and it will be well-documented by various photographers.
- There’s safety in groups: set up your stuff together and make friends with the people around you. Look out for each other’s property and enjoy meeting the great diverse crowd at Beachfest.
- Mark your property: if it is lost and has contact information, it is much more likely to get returned to you.
- Be inventive about where you leave your valuables: an obvious purse or bag is more likely to get grabbed.
- Don’t keep all your money in the same place: spread it around several pockets.
- Note that we only accept cash, so leave your credit cards at home.
- Stay with your friends and people you trust. Unfortunately, at large events a small number of people try to prey on others. As a group, you are a far less vulnerable target.
- Avoid dark areas, take advantage of the well-lit main stage. If going to the parking lot at night, stay in the well-lit areas and ensure someone knows where you are.
If you do have a security issue or problem, report it to a security officer, police officer or our admin tent and we will try our best to help you.