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Sandy Lane beach protest

Maria Bradshaw

Sandy Lane beach protest

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Some of the development that has taken place along the west coast over the past two years is not beach friendly, says surfing instructor Samuel Inniss.

Protesting what he claimed were plans to build a breakwater at an area at Sandy Lane popular with surfers, Inniss said he was also concerned about development which had taken place along the west coast beach for the past two years and which was still ongoing.

He believes that some of the development – which has included guard walls, a concrete path and the removal of several trees – may be leading to beach erosion.

Pointing to a long stretch of a concrete pedestrian pathway which he said was built about two years ago, Inniss said while it was a good idea, it was too close to the water.

“When it is high tide, you can’t walk around here. It is impassable and with a swell, it is dangerous,” he said, as he described how a man was knocked off the walkway by a high wave.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.