After the recent stormy spells, today we have had an opportunity to re install a couple of the most used access points onto the beach from Marine Drive. One of these is the sleeper track aptly named due a base of railway sleepers were laid in the 1980’s to allow National Trust vehicle access onto the beach.
The erosion of recent from the sea had left sandy cliff edges of a height higher than the tractor so that had made it difficult and dangerous to access the beach. Using tractor and human power, we have now reinstated 2 of the popular access ramps and hope the sand will now start to reform the dune edge.
As you can see from the oldest picture, the erosion in the 1980’s was worse yet the dune system recovered.-note the sleeper track!