Tide causes beach shelves from Gorleston to Scratby
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A large section of Gorleston beach was washed away by the tide last weekend.
Beach-goers discovered the sea had created a large shelf of sand, spanning the coastline.
In a statement, Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: 'This localised sand shelf is the effect of certain natural wave patterns.
'The recent strong easterlies have been a contributing factor. There is also currently a localised shelf in the Scratby/Hemsby area.
'This is a wholly natural affect – the shelf will disappear when the conditions change and sand is again deposited.'