A Beach Management Plan (BMP) is a plan for managing a beach at a local level for the purpose of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management.

BMPs take into account and, where possible promote or enhances the other uses and functions of a beach.

Consideration is given to the current condition of the beach and coastal defences, alongside their long-term future.

BMPs outline the considerations and actions to be taken for the next 5 years.