Friday, 26 February 2010

Before and After: Oddicombe Beach



A couple of before and after photos here showing Oddicombe Beach up at Babbacombe (catch the 32 or 32T from the Strand, every 15 mins, 30 on Sunday).
The first was taken in April 2009 and the second was taken today. They show the extent of the rock fall that occurred a few days ago. Council officials put the total amount at 5000 tonnes. The council also said the cliff will continue to crumble away in it's own good time and there were no plans to do anything to try and stop it. The far end of the beach will remain cordoned off for the foreseeable future.
The cliff behind the buildings at the South end of the beach has been netted and is not expected to collapse at any moment. A decision will be taken next week as to when the South end of the beach can be opened. This is a popular beach in the summer, if you go there do the walk up to Babacombe Beach and back. Buy a return ticket on the cliff railway, only £1.75 a single is £1.50.


NThorn said...

ooh my. I didn't realise it was that bad!

I went down the cliff railway at the latter part of last year, for the first time in years! It was a nice journey up and down the railway and despite being autumny/wintery the beach was very popular :)

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Thanks for the your information dear,
yeh dear, I think this is Really a popular beach in the summer,I'll go there and do the walk up to Babacombe Beach.

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