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

Advertisement 

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!

More photos

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

Share this story

Contact us

Do you have anything to add to this story?

We like to keep everything up-to-date, so if you know more, please help us by getting in touch.

Advertisement 

Top stories

Dorset on ‘full standby’ as crowds head to the beach during heatwave With the temperature set to soar, Dorset Council says it’s prepared for the expected visitors and has put in measures to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe trip to the ... 1 month ago Studland cut off as fire breaks out across tinder dry heath 5 days ago Fire crews stay overnight damping down hotspots after Studland fire 4 days ago Swanage Carnival announces new events for 2022 2 months ago Dorset Police update on assault outside Swanage bar 3 weeks ago

Most recent

Welcome return for Wareham Wednesdays as pirates invade! The major summer fundraiser for Wareham in Dorset - a series of Wednesdays in August with music, funfair stalls and fireworks at the quay - is back after three years. 2 hours ago Songwriter returns to Swanage for ‘the most beautiful views’ 1 day ago Church Knowle fete draws crowds and runs out of vital supplies! 2 days ago Studland fire: Cars towed after driving over water hose to park 3 days ago Campfire and barbecue found at scene of Studland Heath fire 4 days ago