Huge waves from Atlantic storms create gaps in Hayling Island beach defences

The damaged sea defences on Hayling Island

The damaged sea defences on Hayling Island

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MOTHER Nature showed her immense power as huge waves left a beach’s defences in tatters.

An unusually large Atlantic swell – caused by a storm thousands of miles away in the Atlantic Ocean – carved canyon-like sections from the shingle beach at Eastoke, Hayling Island.

Eastoke bore the brunt of the powerful waves as unlike Portsmouth and Gosport, it does not have the protection of the Isle of Wight.

 

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