PHOTOS: Saunton beach hire hut smashed to pieces by waves

12:06 02 February 2014

The damage to the hut on Saunton Sands, captured by local photographer Rob Puig (www.robpuigphotography.co.uk)

The damage to the hut on Saunton Sands, captured by local photographer Rob Puig (www.robpuigphotography.co.uk)

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The high tides and huge waves caused the concrete hut on Saunton Sands to buckle and break.

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A HUT on Saunton beach has been smashed to pieces by the hide tide yesterday evening (Saturday) and this morning.

The hut, which is by the entrance to the beach from the car park, usually hires out windbreaks and sunbeds.

But this morning as the sun rose it was evident it had been battered by the huge spring tides.

Photographer Rob Puig captured these photos of the hut this morning.

The damage to the hut on Saunton Sands, captured by local photographer Rob Puig (www.robpuigphotography.co.uk)The damage to the hut on Saunton Sands, captured by local photographer Rob Puig (www.robpuigphotography.co.uk)

Much of the seaward-facing side of the concrete hut is now in pieces. Sand dunes along the beach have also been eroded by the waves.

Elsewhere, properties in Westward Ho! and Combe Martin received some damage from the storm.

Another high tide is expected this evening but it will not be as high as the others have been over the weekend.

If you’ve spotted any damage from the storm, send your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk.

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