The Walpole Bay tidal pool in Cliftonville is closed after suffering damage during the stormy weather on Friday (November 24).
Ward councillor Barry Manners alerted swimmers over the weekend, saying: “One of the sea sluices appears to have been damaged during the recent storm. There is a danger of swimmers being dragged into the sluice which could easily result in serious injury or drowning.”
Photos John Edgley Bond
Thanet council says people must not enter the pool until further notice. The authority will carry out surveys this Wednesday November 2) on the pool, and also sea walls at Walpole Bay, St Mildred’s Bay and Minnis Bay which also suffered storm damage
The council says: “The necessary works will be undertaken as soon as possible. We will issue further communications once repairs have been undertaken and the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool is safe to use.”