February 24, 2015
Sand dunes along Burnham's coastline 'will recover despite damage'

Burnham-On-Sea's coastline will fully recover despite this week's high tides washing away parts of the sand dunes, experts have said.

A series of high Spring tides over the weekend cut back the dunes in Burnham, Brean and Berrow, as pictured here.

But Sedgemoor District Council's landscape officer, Janette Burton, told "The dunes are natural land forms which are shaped by winds and tides. We are sure that any damage done over the past weekend will remedy itself in the course of nature."

"We will be carrying out appropriate sand fencing in due course should it be necessary to repair the dunes."

"The council monitors the condition of the fore-dunes and are assisted by Berrow Conservation Group."

The council is also planning a volunteer beach clean on Friday March 27th, similar to previous years, ahead of the summer season to clean up some of the debris that has been washed during recent days.


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