Search

Warning for beachgoers after ‘hazardous’ spike appears

PUBLISHED: 12:54 02 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:54 02 March 2019

A spiral metal spike found on a beach in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard Lowestoft

A spiral metal spike found on a beach in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard Lowestoft

Archant

Beachgoers have been warned after “hazardous” spikes appeared on a Lowestoft beach.

Erosion of the cliffs in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard LowestoftErosion of the cliffs in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard Lowestoft

HM Coastguard Lowestoft urged caution for anyone visiting the beach, particularly those with pets after the metal rod appeared on the shore.

The rod is from large concrete walls which have since fallen onto the beach.

In a plea on Facebook, a spokesperson said: “During a walk along Pakefield and Kessingland Beach, we discovered considerable cliff erosion caused by the winter weather.

“This happens every year and we lose some sections at an alarming rate.

A spiral metal spike found on a beach in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard LowestoftA spiral metal spike found on a beach in Lowestoft. PHOTO: HM Coastguard Lowestoft

“Be aware that old wartime pill boxes and large concrete walls often fall onto the beach, as well as trees and shrubs. Inside these slabs of concrete are metal rods used to strengthen the walls. These can become a hazard.

“Extreme caution should be used when walking on the beach. Be extra vigilant with your pets as they bound into the sea. There are often spikes that become visible.

“Be safe, be aware, keep your children and dogs close and enjoy our beautiful beaches.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Lowestoft Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal