Friday 7 February 2014

The calm before the storm. Shocking pictures of the litter washed up on Cornwall's beaches

With a break in the weather and the sun making a brief appearance today it gives us time to see the real damage done around the coast before the next batch of storm weather and waves come crashing into our county. Over the last few days I have been out with my camera photographing the damage caused by the ocean I love so much, there has been extreme damage, costly damage and heartbreaking damage.

But one of the things that is really effecting the beaches is the amount of rubbish that is washed up on the shoreline. It will take many hours and lots of volunteers to help clean up the mess created by the litter, whilst the councils and governments go to work repairing the physical damage.

Together we will get Cornwall back on it's feet, but it will take hard work but we will get there and Cornwall will be beautiful once again, until then we all need to stay strong whilst the next storm comes in tonight and hope the coast doesn't get any worse.

This collection of images have been taken since the first storm in January 2014 until just this week and only cover Fistral, Perranporth, Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay. With over 300 miles of coastline in Cornwall there is a lot of damage and a massive clean up will be needed in every beach, cove and harbour across the duchy.

Storms hit Fistral beach in Cornwall

Fistral Storm Damage

Fistral beach storm damage

Fistral beach storms

Fistral Beach Storm

Storm damage fistral beach

Storm damage at fistral beach in Newquay Cornwall

Fistral storm

Recent storm damage in cornwall

Fistral surf centre damage by recent storms

Perranporth Storms

Perranporth beach storms 2014

Small plastic particles washed up on cornish beaches

Watergate Bay Storm Debris

Watergate Bay littered during the storms

Watergate Bay Storm Damage

Watergate Bay Storm Debris

Watergate Bay Storms

Watergate Bay Cornwall

Marin Litter on watergate bay washed up during recent storms

Lobster pots washed up on Watergaet Bay during the 2014 storms

Watergate Bay Storm Damage

Watergate Bay Storm Damage 2014

Mawgan Porth Storm Damage

Mawgan Porth Storm Damage 2014

Mawgan porth beach clean after the storms

Mawgan Porth storm
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