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Part of Beach Road in Newquay collapses after huge waves batter Cornish coast

By CGMikeS  |  Posted: January 04, 2014

By Mike Smallcombe

  • Part of Beach Road in Newquay collapses after huge waves batter Cornish coast

  • A hole in the wall caused the road above to collapse

  • Part of Beach Road in Newquay collapses after huge waves batter Cornish coast

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A PART of Beach Road in Newquay has collapsed after huge spring tide waves battered the north coast of Cornwall last night.

The waves crashed against the wall that protects the road from the sea behind the Walkabout bar, causing the road to cave in in the early hours of this morning.

Cormac have begun the process of repairing the damage.

The nearby Blue Reef Aquarium also suffered minor damage, but is open for business.

The Met Office has put out a yellow warning for more heavy rain on Sunday, warning up to 30mm could fall in some places.

It said the recent spate of storms was the worst in about 20 years and had been caused by a powerful jet stream pushing a series of Atlantic depressions towards the British Isles.

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  • cornwall999  |  January 05 2014, 11:08PM

    Hi Newquay 549. I do agree with you that the stone wall should be of its natural material, however, with the lash up of the the pot holes which are not maintained to a high standard around Cornwall ,and the appalling state of our streets in Newquay , I do wonder helplessly why we pay so much Council Tax to services that are not being addressed. Shirley Sweeney

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  • cornwall999  |  January 05 2014, 10:37PM

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  • Newquay549  |  January 05 2014, 10:19PM

    Let's hope they repair the stone wall with suitable natural stone, as it was before. The concrete repairs to the stone wall in the harbour look terrible

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  • cornwall999  |  January 05 2014, 11:21AM

    It is paramount that Cornwall Council has to address the flooding problems around Cornwall. It causes human misery for many people and only have to look at Looe to see the continuous detestation this has on peoples lives. Shirley Sweeney

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