New images of aftermath of huge cliff falls near popular Sandy Bay caravan park

Dramatic drone images have captured the aftermath of another cliff fall in East Devon.

Chloe Parkman www.devonlive.com 

The pictures, which were captured by Ziggy Austin at Rock Solid Coasteering, were taken near Sandy Bay caravan park – and they captured the extent of East Devon’s notorious crumbling cliffs.

Over the last 18 months, there have been a number of cliff falls in the area with some of the most notable taking place in Exmouth and Sidmouth.

The pictures, which were taken on Monday, show some caravans are now just metres away from the edge of the cliff.

Back in August, the stretch of cliff saw five massive falls in one morning.

Crumbling clay tumbled from the cliffs between Sidmouth and Salcombe Mouth, which sparked a warning from Beer Coastguard Rescue Team.

In a statement made on Facebook last year, a spokesperson said: “Cliff falls this morning, please stay away from the base of cliffs and take note of the signs, they are there for a reason.”

The images were captured near Sandy Bay (Image: Ziggy Austin at Rock Solid Coasteering)

And much to the horror of many, back in July, groups of beach-goers were pictured sitting directly under East Devon’s crumbling cliffs, despite an enormous sign warning them of the potential dangers.

The photograph was taken near Sandy Bay as many people across the county raced to the coast in order to take advantage of the heatwave.

The image which shows the beach-goers located right next to a yellow sign which reads: “DANGER – beware of falling rocks” has sparked upset in local residents to the area.

Following the scene, eye-witness Raymond Loades, said: “[This happened] at Sandy Bay last Wednesday (July, 21).

The caravan park is located on the cliff top (Image: Ziggy Austin at Rock Solid Coasteering)

“Having seen this every time we go there for the last five or six years I felt it was time to try and get something done as when I usually point out what the notice says, the majority of the replies are unprintable.”

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