The City of Cape Town says the consumption of liquor on the beaches remains a concern.

Mayoral Committee member for Safety, JP Smith, says more than 900 bottles were confiscated during the Christmas weekend.

Another concern is the issue of  unattended minors. Smith says 40 children went missing on beaches this weekend, but all were reunited with their families.

He says they expect to confiscate more liquor as the New Year celebrations approach.

“Liquor confiscations were at an absolute record high this year again. With revellers finding new and innovative ways to try and conceal their alcohol, including drinking it from sprite and coke bottles. So we had already confiscated 4500 litres.”