“What a beautiful beach to be with friends.” Those were the last words Dobby the house-elf ever spoke. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1the penultimate film in the popular wizard boy saga.
But although in his last breath dear Dobby valued the beautiful place where he could say goodbye to Harry, Hermione and Ron, it seems that fans of Harry Potter They need a reminder to take care of that place.
Dobby’s death scene was filmed at Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK and since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010 that place has become a true pilgrimage site for fans who have not only erected a memorial in honor of the fallen elf, but have also dedicated themselves to leaving socks and rocks in honor of the character.
The problem? That place is a beach and the constant flow of visitors and their gifts would be negatively affecting the ecosystem.
To try to stop the damage to the environment, some time ago the National Trust organization conducted a survey to decide what to do with that site and, although it was ultimately decided to leave the memorial in honor of Dobby, that entity made a request for fans of Harry Potter be more careful.
“The Dobby Memorial will remain in Freshwater West for the foreseeable future for people to enjoy,” recently noted The National Trust Wales. “The Trust asks visitors to only take photos when visiting the monument to help protect the wider landscape.. Items such as socks, trinkets and paint chips from painted pebbles could enter the marine environment and food chain and put wildlife at risk.”
Keep in mind that according to that same organization, species such as gray seals, harbor porpoises, and seabirds live on the beach where Dobby’s memorial is located, so the items that fans leave in honor of the character can easily reach the sea and harm those creatures.
“Freshwater West is a much-loved seaside spot, and over time its beauty, wide beach, great surf and Hollywood film credentials have made it increasingly popular. Visitor numbers often exceed capacity, and our car park alone sees around 75,000 people every year”said Jonathan Hughes, deputy director of operations for the National Trust. “While we are delighted that so many want to visit us, we have to balance the popularity of the site with the impacts on the sensitive nature of the beach and the wider environment, and the pressure on the surrounding facilities and roads.”
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They ask that Harry Potter fans stop polluting the beach where Dobby’s memorial is