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Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: February 04, 2013

  • Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

  • Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

  • Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

  • Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

  • Newquay's Whipsiderry beach is closed due to landslip

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A landslip has closed Whipsiderry beach in Newquay, possibly for 'several months'.

Whipsiderry beach, just north of popular family beach Porth, has been closed by Cornwall Council whilst they evaluate the risks and possibility of future failure of the cliff.

The council's Geo Environment Engineer highlighted signs of instability in the lower third of the cliff face and overhangs and tension cracks within the rock mass which are indicators of potential for further falls.

It is possible the closure of the steep beach access, a section of coast path and part of the beach will be in place for several months whilst the council evaluates the risks.

There have been a 'significant number' of cliff falls around Cornwall recently due to the saturated ground and nineteen sections of the Cornwall's coast path are currently closed.

Members of the public are urged to be vigilant when using beaches by not resting underneath cliffs or straying towards the seaward side of the coast path, particularly in areas where it is in close proximity to the cliff top.

-Jo is a digital journalist and editor based in Cornwall working as a Regional Digital Publisher, Devon and Cornwall, for Northcliffe Digital.

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