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PHOTOS: The giant landslide at a Newquay beach

PHOTOS: The giant landslide at a Newquay beach

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:39pm 6th March 2018. (Updated at 8:09am 7th March 2018)

A massive landslide at a popular beach in Newquay has buried beach huts.

The cliffs crumbled away at Lusty Glaze on Monday after the spate of bad weather.

Bosses say some huts were demolished and a big clean-up operation is underway to move all the rubble.

No-one was hurt and a small section of the beach has been cordoned off.

Rob Booth shared the photos to the Newquay Facebook page, he said: "Landslide up at Lusty Glaze. Hope everyone is safe."

The post has already sparked hundreds of likes, comments and shares.

Kerry wrote: "Reckon they are going to need a lot of helpers quickly..."

Hannah said: "Oh my god. ...hope no one been hurt,"

And Monica added: "Hope everyone is safe. I am sure there will be more over the current weather & people need to obey the warnings."

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A spokesperson for Lusty Glaze said: "So, mother nature decided to play us a little visit yesterday!

"The recent freeze/thaw forced a section of cliff face away causing a landslide of earth and rubble on the north side of the beach.

"Several huts that were used for storage were demolished and a couple huts below were damaged.

"We are now in the process of taking down all of the huts, pulling the rubble down with a rather large digger (much to the boys on the site delight!).

"With heavy plant and machinery and lots of extra hands, we are going to be cramming all of our spring maintenance into the next 10 days.

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"The maintenance boys are like kids with toys, very big toys.

"Even the off-duty chefs, kitchen and bar staff have come to play in the world's biggest sand pit!

"There is a small section of beach which is cordoned off while we work but otherwise we are running as normal.

"If you have time to come and watch the fun come and join us in the warmth of the bar!"

A spokesperson for Newquay Coastguard said: "The recent weather of heavy rain, freezing conditions & more rain will make many of our cliffs unstable and dangerous.

"Yesterday afternoon there was a significant cliff collapse at Lusty Glaze beach.

"Please stay clear of cliff edges, both on the top and when below also.

"If you have any concerns regarding the condition of any section of the cliff please alert the council.

"If the risk is immediate and for any coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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