Dorset

Two Jurassic Coast beaches are set to be replenished

West Bay beach Image copyright Brian Robert Marshall
Image caption Storms hit the coast in early 2014 and strong tides affected the beach and left it exposed to waves

Two Dorset beaches are set to be replenished using sand dredged from their harbours.

People are being advised to avoid the beaches at West Bay and Lyme Regis while the work is carried out.

West Dorset District Council said it was needed to restore their shapes and make sure vessels could navigate into their harbours.

West Bay, near Bridport, will be closed between 8 March and 14 March, while Lyme Regis beach will stay open.

Members of the public are advised to avoid it while work takes place on 8 March, as well as from 7 April to 11 April.

Storms hit the coast in early 2014 and strong tides affected the beach, leaving the sea wall exposed to waves.

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