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Gallery/Video: Stormy seas wash sand mountains up Southwold beach towards the beach huts

16:05 14 February 2014

Sand shift at Southwold beach – by Jo Saunders of Durrants Holiday Lettings

Sand shift at Southwold beach – by Jo Saunders of Durrants Holiday Lettings

Southwold beach is once again bearing the brunt of the stormy weather.

Sand washed up by the ferocious waves has piled up on the promenade in front of the picturesque beach huts.

Jo Saunders, of Durrants Holiday Cottages, based in Southwold high Street, captured these images, and said: “I went down there yesterday because we had heard how high the sand was and it is a horrible day out there again today.”

In December, the storm surge wreaked havoc on the coastal town, causing severe damage to the beach huts and flooding further inland.

Durrants manage 20 beach huts along the Southwold beach front, including several in the South Green/Gun Hill area, which command £230 a week in rent during the high season.

“I assume the sand will be left there for now, until we have seen the last of the storms,” said Ms Saunders, who believes the tourists will still flock to the Suffolk coast this summer despite the horrendous weather this winter.

“I don’t think the storms will harm us in anyway, the beach huts are always really popular.”


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6 comments

  • Should we be surprised at this reporting when the same newspapers recently wrote an article about a pile of sand on Felixstowe beach being Suffolk's own pyramid. Oh dear!

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    Johnthebap

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • Firstly, it's not "bearing the brunt" of anything. Try the West, Thames, whatever. Secondly, it is this hysterical rubbish about "weather events" and the rest that give journalism a bad name. Get a grip, drop the hyperbole and start reporting factually, accurately and minus this overblown eyewash.

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    T Doff

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Oh typical EDP-if a beach erodes they moan and if a beach builds they moan.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • If thats a sand mountain I'm the queen of Sheba. Pathetic reporting even by journal standards.

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    kevin bacon

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • Mountains, haha, what planet are you reporters on.

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    chris sheppard

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

  • stupid report [ where are the sand mountains]?

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, February 14, 2014

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