Caught on camera: dramatic cliff fall in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 23:00 17 October 2020

Sidmouth rockfall

Sidmouth rockfall

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Did you see the cliff fall today?

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda AllenSidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda Allen

A large cliff fall kicked up a dust cloud at East Beach in Sidmouth this morning (Friday, October 16).

Terry Whitmore from Exmouth was visiting the town and enjoying a walk along the seafront at the time of the fall.

She said: “It happened at 10.25am. There was a small fall just before the large one.

“It was an amazing sight. You could taste the dust.”

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda AllenSidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda Allen

This latest cliff fall highlights just how dangerous this stretch of the coastline is and how susceptible it is to erosion.

It comes after a monitoring station was recently installed at Port Royal to observe and record changes caused by coastal erosion.

The public are strongly advised not to use this beach with fresh warning signs in place at the access point on the new bridge to deter any would-be adventurers.

Did you happen to see today’s cliff fall? Get in touch: You can leave a comment or send a photo at: alex.walton@archant.co.uk

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Barbara WhiteSidmouth cliff fall Picture: Barbara White

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Marc AstleySidmouth cliff fall Picture: Marc Astley

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Vivenne ArkellSidmouth cliff fall Picture: Vivenne Arkell

Sidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda AllenSidmouth cliff fall Picture: Linda Allen

Sidmouth rockfall Picture: Terry WhitmoreSidmouth rockfall Picture: Terry Whitmore

Sidmouth rockfall Picture: Terry WhitmoreSidmouth rockfall Picture: Terry Whitmore


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