Another large landslip on Lyme Regis beach

A large landslide has fallen just past the end of Church Cliff Walk in Lyme Regis (photo credit: Lyme Regis Coastguards)

EAST Cliff Beach in Lyme Regis was temporarily cordoned off to the public last week following another large landslide. 

Lyme Regis coastguards were called to the scene, just past the end of Church Cliff Walk, at 1pm on Thursday, November 11 and carried out an immediate check of the area to ensure that there were no casualties.

As it was high water, checks either side of the fall confirmed that nobody was stuck either side.

The beach was temporarily closed whilst the tide was dropping and reopened once there was a sufficient margin to pass seaward of the slip.

With nobody reported missing or in any immediate danger, the matter was passed to the landowner and the local authority.

It comes just days after a major cliff fall in nearby West Bay and three weeks after a large rock fall at Black Ven, between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, but keen fossil hunters have still be spotted climbing on the slips.

A spokesperson for Lyme Regis coastguards said: “Please be aware that the cliffs are highly unstable at this time of year. The best fossils are found on the beach, so members of the public are warned to avoid making any attempt to climb the cliffs and landslides.”

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