Due to ongoing minor landslips, pedestrian access along the top of the East Cliff sea wall, east of the junction with the path from Charmouth Road Car Park, is to be restricted to emergencies only until further notice. Barriers will be closed and warning signs are in place at frequent points from the beach and walkways.
Councillor John Russell, Environmental Protection & Assets Portfolio Holder for West Dorset District Council, said:
“The nature of our coastline is that the risk of mud and rock slides is always present. We strongly recommend the public take heed of signs.”
Councillor Daryl Turner, Ward Member for Lyme Regis and Charmouth, said:
“Local knowledge of this area really helps to identify potential hazards, so I fully support our engineers’ decision to close this section of the sea wall. There are many other options available to reach the shoreline and these should be used. I would like to re-emphasise the dangers and ask users to stay away from the base of the cliffs.”