Selsey Beach is ready to weather storms.
The £17million coastal protection works are completed, leaving a replenished and enlarged beach ready to be enjoyed by holiday makers.
Ready to face the worst September storms in years, the final 10 tonne rock has been lifted into place. The defences consist of two off-shore breakwaters, each with a two-acre footprint, built on the seabed stretching 180 metres out from the beach line at either end of the holiday park.
The beach has also been restored, replenished and enlarged with 500,000 tonnes of sand and shingle pumped from a dredger to create a bigger, more sandy beach.
Bunn Leisure holiday village undertook this ambitious engineering programme to protect the stretch of West Sussex beach at Selsey which was severely eroded in recent years.
The holiday village which sits on a mile of the beach called West Sands. The defences should protect from flooding and erosion, as well as providing a much improved beach for holidaymakers to enjoy.
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John Bunn, owner of Bunn Leisure pictured here as the final rock is lowered into place, is “delighted” at the outcome which will not only protect his business, but also “one of our greatest assests – this amazing beach” for holidaymakers for years to come.
Bunn has announced that the beach is almost fully open and ready to receive visitors. To encourage people along, Bunn Leisure are running an Autumn Saver of a four-night self-catering break in a bronze two-berth caravan that sleeps up to six people for just £99.
The official launch party will take place early next season, but you don’t have to wait that long to start enjoying the beach!
Details of Bunn Leisure’s special offers can be found at www.bunnleisure.co.uk.