Large waves batter North Devon's coastline

Joseph Bulmer

LARGE waves crash over the promenade at Westward Ho! as high tides and large swells combined with spectacular effect last night (Wednesday). Crowds of wave watchers descended on the seafront to see a large swell carry a 6.4metre tide high onto the pebble

LARGE waves crash over the promenade at Westward Ho! as high tides and large swells combined with spectacular effect last night (Wednesday).

Crowds of wave watchers descended on the seafront to see a large swell carry a 6.4metre tide high onto the pebble ridge.

In Ilfracombe yesterday, North Devon Council contacted permit holders and advised them to move their cars from the Cheyne beach car park over to the Cove side of the harbour.

The council customarily issues the warning during periods of high tides and adverse weather as waves generally come over the Cheyne wall and the area has even flooded at times.

Similar conditions are expected at high tide tonight, around 9.35pm.

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