photos: Sand dunes along Burnham coastline cut back by storms
dunes along Burnham-On-Sea's coastline have seen severe erosion
following high tides during the past few days.
dunes at Berrow beach, shown here, have been cut back by 10-15
feet during the latest stormy weather.
District Council's Resorts Manager Graham Newing, pictured above,
inspected the damage on Saturday.
sad to see the dunes cut back this much. Berrow has been especially
hard hit while Brean and Burnham have seen some erosion too,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
landscape officer, Janette Burton, added: "We can't stop
erosion, it is a natural change, but the storms have left their
mark. It's unfortunate that the strong westerly winds coincided
with the high tides, causing the erosion."
will be taking advice from Natural England over the next few days
to monitor the erosion and see whether repairs are needed."
storms have created 'dune cliffs' along several parts of the coastline.
Walkers using the dunes where erosion has occurred have been advised
to take care where there are now steep drops at the edge of the
was washed away from around these steps leading down to the beach
is strewn along the high tide line along Berrow beach
storm waves crashed onto the sand dunes, cutting them back