Benone beach closed to public due to severe weather

Benone beach remains closed to the public because of strong winds and surging waves causing dangerous conditions after the ‘weatherbomb’ struck the UK.

Limavady PSNI tweeted about the closure earlier on Wednesday stating conditions at the beach were dangerous “due to flooding caused by high winds, water surges and debris.”

This sign at Benone was dragged several metres due to the weather.

This sign at Benone was dragged several metres due to the weather.

Storm chaser Owen Anderson from Magilligan said he hadn’t seen conditions at the Blue Flag beach as bad in years.

“It’s pretty bad, although it’s great for storm chasers like me,” he said. “It can be quite dangerous for people who don’t know what they’re doing. I study the tide tables, but for people who don’t it can very dangerous.”

Damage from the surge was visible, including a huge sign that had been uprooted and dragged several metres from the beach along the road accessing the beach.

The flooded road onto Benone beach.

The flooded road onto Benone beach.