Shore Road turns into beach gardens!

While the police have been asking tourists to stay away from Swanage due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Mother Nature has issued her own message by whipping up sand storms, making parts of the seafront road impassable and giving anyone who ventures out, a sand exfoliating facial.

Sand on Shore Road by Sandpit Field
Chris Caruana

A bitingly cold, north-easterly gale has blown sand from the beach across Shore Road, making it look more like a desert than a highway, as captured in these photos by local resident, Chris Carana. Anyone who has essential reasons to drive through Swanage, is being advised to avoid the area.

Sand blown off the beach
Chris Caruana

While the winds are forecast to drop overnight, the road is likely to remain difficult to navigate tomorrow, except by foot or camel!

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Sand outside Information Centre
Katherine Watson
Sand on Shore Road
Jerry Jarda Lacik
Sand on Shore Road
Jerry Jarda Lacik
Sand on Shore Road
Jerry Jarda Lacik

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