Trebarwith Strand's golden sands shift leaving bare rock
A POPULAR beach in North Cornwall lost its golden sand in the storms, while another has been closed due to safety concerns over access.
The sand has been sucked away at Trebarwith Strand, following last week's raging seas, leaving just hard rock for people to walk along.
Abi Boundy, who works in the Surf Shop at Trebarwith Strand, said: "The sand has been swept away. You can walk all the way to the edge of the water and where there used to be sand there is now just rock.
"I have never seen anything like it."
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Abi, who lives at Camelford, said she had gone down to Trebarwith to check the shop for her father who was in Australia.
"I was just checking for damage and luckily the shop was boarded up and we are OK, but there has been a landslide behind the surf club building. There does not seem to be damage to the building but the earth will have to be moved. There is also damage to a shed belonging to the café next door and a trailer has been turned over.
"We have had dustbins swept into the sea, but hopefully they will eventually come in with the tide."
Elsewhere access to the beach below Tintagel Castle has been blocked after steps leading to it were wrecked.
The bottom of steps leading down to Castle beach at Tintagel have been partly washed away and another entrance has been closed because of a rock fall.
"We are waiting for our technical engineer to come down and look at it and come up with a plan of repairs," said English Heritage's castle custodian Matt Ward.
"People like to go there to see the great caves. It won't be repaired in time for the half-term but the beach will be accessible by Easter."
Bude, which had suffered damage over the previous weeks, with beach huts and pool railings smashed by the storms, was relatively unscathed although the seas were rough.