Shifting sands: Storm Eleanor changes shape of Cornwall beaches

Perranporth as seen from the beach. Photo courtesy of: © Norma j. Longo


The raw power of Storm Eleanor has shifted tonnes of sand to create new landscapes on beaches.

New “sand cliffs” have developed along the coast of north Cornwall, causing one beach to be closed by the council.

Gusts of up to 100mph (161km/h) hit parts of the UK on Wednesday morning, combining with powerful tides to make a significant impact on the coastline…

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