ʽHazardous’ exposed rock after Hurricane Fiona erodes sand
A number of South Shore beaches suffered “significant” erosion of sand in the wake of Hurricane Fiona, a government spokesman said today.
The Department of Parks carried out checks this morning.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works said: “At this time, it has been assessed that there are several beaches which have suffered significant erosion of beach sand along the South Shore, and the exposed rocks present a hazard to beachgoers.”
He added: “We are happy to advise that Horseshoe Bay remains safe for public access. However, we remind the public that there may be exposed rock along the shoreline, which is normally covered by sand, and can cause injury if stepped on.
“For those wishing to attend Church Bay, the staircase heading down to the beach has been damaged by rough seas, and users should avoid the stairs when accessing the beach.”
Hurricane Fiona brushed the island as a Category 4 storm on Friday.