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Storms leave Perranporth's Watering Hole perched on gigantic wall of sand

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

  • The Watering Hole perched upon a "Hadrian’s Wall" of sand

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A beach-side bar in Perranporth was left stranded on top of a cliff of sand after surging seas wiped away massive sections of the town’s beach.

The Watering Hole experienced a change of scenery after 20ft waves and gale force winds carved out a 15ft wall of sand around the building last weekend.

Miraculously the 33 year-old bar, which used to sit at the peak of a gently sloping hill of sand, has been left relatively unscathed by the recent storms.

In a post on their website the Watering Hole said: “Defying all odds the Watering Hole has survived the great storm with nature building 15ft fortified walls around Perranporth’s beloved monument.”

The bar’s owner, Bob Job, said that he has never seen a swell with such animosity and size over the last 40 years.

Several people left messages on the Watering Hole’s website wishing the business luck, with some jokingly comparing the sand cliff to the Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall.

Facebook user Sean Kinsella posted: “Looks like divine intervention glad you're still there, good luck!”

Staff at the bar have now levelled off part of the sand wall for safety reasons.

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  • Eileen_Roger  |  January 08 2014, 3:16PM

    This photo shows just how high it was at one point, probably close to 15 ft. http://tinyurl.com/phfcq9c

  • TheGeofflane  |  January 08 2014, 11:38AM

    It's God's way of telling you NOT to bring either alcohol or glass on to the beach. I still have a four-inch scar under mt right foot from treading on a broken glass. I even wear sandals in the sea now.

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  • cweatherhill  |  January 08 2014, 11:25AM

    Where do you get "15 feet" from? When you see photos of it, with people standing beside it, it's 8 feet at best.

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