Following the collapse of the Whipsiderry Cliffs last week, Newquay Activity Centre has posted a crazy video of the collapse itself.

In its weekly newsletter the activity centre based in Fore Street posted a link to the video taken by a member of staff saying "Watch the crazy video" (you can watch the video below).

Posting the video on it website, the activity centre says: "A huge chunk of Whipsiderry cliff fell away this week. The cliff is said to be highly unstable with more expected to fall. The clear message is “stay away from the area for your own safety”.

"Thankfully nobody was injured."

The collapse last Wednesday comes after a combination of wet weather, high winds and cold temperatures.

The cliffs at Whipsiderry were the site back in March for a community-led protest by locals who were campaigning to have work stopped to fill in caves at the base of the cliffs, to enable properties to be developed on top of the 200-foot cliff.

An action group ‘Save Whipsiddery Cliffs’ was set up to protect the site from coastal development after the recent drilling. This has led to protests and fund raising.


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Contractors who had been excavating sea caves, with heavy machinery, drilling into rock, inserting steel rods and filling the caves with concrete, including part of the cliff face above.

Steps and a section of footpath leading to a beach in Newquay have been closed off to the public following a large cliff fall this afternoon (Wednesday).

Cormac has announced that due to the cliff fall on Whipsderry Beach, the steps and surrounding footpath will be closed for safety reasons and to allow specialist engineers to carry out investigations on site.

Members of the public are being asked to keep well away from the cliff edge and to follow the signage now in place.

Beach users walking from Porth or Watergate Bay beaches are also being urged to check tide times to avoid being cut off.