PHOTOS: High spring tides batter North Devon coast

The high tide at Westward Ho! this morning. Picture: Ian Kevern

The high tide at Westward Ho! this morning. Picture: Ian Kevern - Credit: Archant

Huge waves crashed over the sea walls at Lynmouth and Westward Ho! this morning. View our gallery here.

High tides in Lynmouth this morning. Picture: Guy Harrop

High tides in Lynmouth this morning. Picture: Guy Harrop - Credit: Archant

Coastal areas are preparing for a battering from the ocean this weekend, with high spring tides and onshore winds predicted.

These fantastic photos (see gallery above) show the power of the waves this morning (Friday) at Westward Ho! and Lynmouth.

Photographer Guy Harrop captured shots of the waves crashing into the sea wall in Lynmouth and flooding the road.

Meanwhile in Westward Ho! Ian Kevern captured these aerial shots of the seafront being battered by waves.


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The Environment Agency has issued a low level flood warning for coastal and tidal areas between Hartland Point and Lynmouth.

The warning, which includes the Taw and Torridge Estuary, is a reminder of the coastal storms that battered the region last year.

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A spokesman for the EA said: “High astronomical spring tides, combined with high energy waves, could result in flood warnings being issued for the North Devon coast from Friday through to Monday.”

You can check the Bideford tide times on page two of the North Devon Gazette, also available on our e-edition here.

Check back for the latest updates and flood warnings as we have them. If you spot any flooding, send your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk.

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