Videos and Photos: Strong winds and high tides batter coastline

Many drivers drove through the rising water.
(Last Updated On: April 11, 2016)

A combination of high tides and strong winds left the coastline battered last night.

We were at Torquay seafront last night from 9.15pm when waves started crashing over the wall and began to flood the road.

The road remained open until 9.30pm, with drivers braving the rising water until the road was closed:

Many drivers drove through the rising water.

Many drivers drove through the rising water.

Most cars drove though with caution…

But a few did not seem too concerned…

Beach huts at Preston were moved and damaged as huge waves came over the wall:

Preston Beach Hut

Preston Beach Huts

Huge waves swept over Torquay Harbour:


And over in Preston, one business was swept into the sea:

The clean up has began this morning.

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