High tides cut back dunes in Burnham-On-Sea and leave debris
series of exceptionally high Spring tides in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean
and Berrow left their mark along the coastline over the weekend.
sand dunes have been cut back by a couple of metres in several
exposed areas by the erosive action of the waves and onshore winds.
amounts of debris has also been washed up along the beach, giving
council cleaners a big clean-up task in the next few days.
follows a series of high tides in the Burnham area over the weekend,
peaking at 12.04m on Saturday morning. There are further high
tides this week - see the tide times
in Burnham-On-Sea for details.
Coastguards issued a warning last week for beach users to take
extra care and the cautionary message was heeded with no incidents.
above: The debris and cut-back dunes along the coastline and,
above, the stormy scenes in Burnham-On-Sea on one of the high
tides (photos from Burnham-On-Sea.com & Bev Milner Simonds)