Sligo County Council have thanked the people of Strandhill and visitors to the area, for their patience and understanding following emergency remedial works following severe coastal erosion of the Strandhill sand dunes.
Warning signs and barriers have been erected where the path was washed away, and beach walkers are advised to keep away from the base of the high dunes at the end of the coastal path as further slippage could occur.
The Council can confirm that the coastal path remains open, allowing access to the dune system, and the public can access the beach as usual from the slip way at the promenade.
The dune area is safe for the general public as long as the warning signs are obeyed.
Sligo County Council has warned there is a danger of further landslides at Strandhill beach after severe coastal erosion destroyed a wide area of sand dunes.
The southern end of the path has been temporarily closed. The high sand hill beyond the path has been washed away at its base, causing the seaward slope to become unstable and land slides have taken place and may reoccur.
“The public are advised to keep away from the dune cliff edge, sea ward slopes and also to refrain from walking on the shore at the base of the dune. Extreme caution is advised for all users of the shore/ beach and this general area,” a council spokesman said.
Signage has been erected and the situation is being monitored. Some remedial works will take place in due course to protect the end of the coastal revetment path
Coastal path at Strandhill beach open to public following erosion.
Sligo County Council says the coastal path at Strandhill beach is open to the public following severe coastal erosion of the sand dunes, warning signs and barriers have been erected where the path was washed away, and beach walkers are advised to keep away from the base of the high dunes at the end of the coastal path as further slippage could occur.
But members of the public can access the beach as usual from the slip way at the promenade. Emergency remedial works are also being carried out.
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