A woman whose house backs onto a beach says lockdown day-trippers are going to the toilet in her garden – because public loos are closed.
June Day, 58, lives beside the sands of Brean Down in Somerset and has blasted careless tourists for using anywhere as a lavatory.
She says people have gone for a wee in her garden and even had a POO on the pavement near her house.
June has criticised the National Trust for failing to open the nearest toilets – believing such a move would instantly sort the problem.
The charity said it was “working” to open the facilities as soon as possible.
Mrs Day said: “We are not against the tourists. We moved here five years ago – we knew where we were moving to.
“But it’s just foul, when you think about the hygiene. You have no idea how long coronavirus can last in bodily fluids.
“I must have stopped six people urinating in our hedge yesterday. Who knows how many more I missed?
“When I challenged them, they said: ‘It’s just weeing?’. One man told me he was standing on land that doesn’t belong to me, so he was fine doing it.
“There’s a couple of pathways around here. There’s three lots [of poo] at the top. Some people have even left their underwear.
“You can see that it’s human – there’s paper with it!”
Mrs Day said she had lobbied the National Trust to open the facilties at the popular tourist spot in the hope that it would sort out the problem.
She said: “We have hundreds of people here with no toilets and nowhere to wash your hands. Literally hundreds.
“I think it’s appalling. A, that people are bothering to go somewhere where there’s no toilets and B, that the National Trust are washing their hands of it.
“If they opened the toilets it wouldn’t be an issue. All they need to do is spray it with bleach.
“The Bank Holiday is coming up. If the toilets aren’t open, it’s going to be a nighmare.”
A spokesperson for the National Trust said the charity would open toilets across Britain “where able”.
A National Trust spokesperson said: “We are making opening decisions based on local conditions and urge anyone who wants to visit to check our website before travelling.
“Where we are able, we will open toilets at our countryside car parks.
“We will try to publish available toilet facilities on our website, but visitors should be aware that these can change from time to time.”