Part of the cliff at Sandymouth was collapsed onto the beach to make it safer to sit under.
Over the past 8 years a small part of the cliff near the entrance to Sandymouth beach has shown no signs of moving but with this year’s winter storms a crevice had been eroded away behind the cliff face.
Whether this might cause the face to fall away is difficult to say but even with ‘rockfall’ warning signs, the public still sit beneath this part of the cliff. Normally we would prefer to work with natural processes but we felt removal of the face would help to reduce the risk of possible injury in this case.
It just shows that even on a fairly hard rock coast line we still get erosion taking place