Storm Ciara in Worthing: ‘I’ve never seen anything quite like this’

Clean-up work has started on Worthing seafront after Storm Ciara caused the waves to wash over the promenade.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:56 pm

Water came bubbling up over the beach and splashed right over the prom to the edges of Marine Parade in some places.

Rob Dove, senior foreshore inspector, said: “In my three and a bit years at the Beach Office, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.

“Previous storms have only really breached a quarter of the way up the prom.

Beach debris, including pebbles and cuttlefish bones, on the promenade, east of Worthing Pier

“The clean up process has started today with a tractor and a road sweeper being brought on to the site.

“A bigger clean up will take place tomorrow to clear the remaining materials on Worthing’s promenade.”