Isle of Wight: Coastal footpath repairs, beach replenishment underway

A popular seawall footpath between Totland Bay and Colwell has partially reopened, said Isle of Wight Council.

Tonnes of rock and debris have been cleared by Isle of Wight Council contractors from the promenade, restoring public access along the seafront from the Totland pier gates up to the existing landslip section.

Work is due to start later this month to repair voiding discovered underneath the seawall on the Colwell side of the landslip, between the Waterfront pub and Widdick Chine.

Elsewhere on the Island, repairs to the damaged sea wall at Shanklin are due to start on Thursday, said the council.

The repairs are essential to extend the life of the sea wall ahead the major defence scheme being undertaken by the council in conjunction with the Environment Agency over the next five years in the bay area.