Stormy weather makes its mark on changing shores
MOTHER Nature has left her mark on our coastline after days of high tides and storm surges.
A section of the seawall at Langland came down overnight on Wednesday while cobblestones on Swansea prom were dislodged by the sea.
Swansea Coastguard said a small section of the prom, near the bridge at Blackpill, had also been undermined.
Further west, large waves flung rocks onto parts of the Millennium Coastal Path.
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Sand dunes along Swansea beach were washed away or re-sculpted, while huge volumes of sand were shifted along the spit on the eastern end of Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire, with the beach rising more than 6ft in places.
Hannah Davies, the owner of Junction Cafe, Blackpill, said: "The landscape is virtually changing every day. The sea is smashing into the wall.
"There are a lot of white horses out there. It feels like the sea is very close."
Staff at Surfside Cafe, Langland, had to bail out water yesterday morning, while a few metres away council officers fenced off a section of the damaged seawall.
"Our staff are also patrolling the prom to assess whether any work needs to be carried out," said a council spokeswoman.
Carmarthenshire Council said debris had been cleared from the coastal path at Burry Port and Bynea.
"Large rocks were thrown on to the cycle path but the £160,000 storm surge defences that were put in place in recent years withstood the elements," said a spokesman.
The high tides and strong southerly winds are now declining, said Swansea Coastguard.
The big swells have gone down well with adrenalin junkies.
"There are lots of surfers out there," said a Surfside employee.