A British beach which was stripped of all its sand overnight by a freak high tide for the first time in living memory, has miraculously been restored.
Overnight on Wednesday a severe high tide removed all the sand – leaving it a rocky not sandy beach.
An oceanographer from Porthleven, Alan Jorgensen, said that he has never seen the level of sand so low in all his years in the village.
Councillor Andrew Wallis said: “The beach has never had this little sand in living memory.
“This area is quite prone to long shire drift and sometimes it is more extreme than others. This time was definitely on the more extreme side.”
Mr Wallis, who lives around the corner from the beach, said that the beach returned “completely naturally” confirming that “Mother Nature” put the sand back, not the council.
The sand was removed down to the bedrock. The next tide brought the sand back. Strange but not unheard of. Beach erosion can be dramatic. Beaches are constantly moving and evolving. They are not stable and they are at the whims of tides and storms.