Huge waves have battered the coast as strong winds slammed Sussex.

Choppy conditions at sea saw waves crash onto the shore in Rottingdean, throwing pebbles inland and drenching benches along the seafront.

Some waves sent spray several feet into the air as they slammed along the Sussex coast and into nearby cliffs.

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Seawater also flooded parts of the Undercliff Walk, which remains closed due to ongoing and significant chalk fall in the area in recent months.

Gusts of more than 40mph have struck Rottingdean and the Sussex coast over the last two days, but conditions are expected to settle later into the weekend.

The Argus: Spray was sent several feet into the air as waves crashed into the coastSpray was sent several feet into the air as waves crashed into the coast (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

The Undercliff Walk closed in January following chalk fall, with specialists with ropes recently carrying out work and removing loose rocks from the cliff to avoid them falling onto the path below.


No date has been announced for when the path, which connects Brighton to Saltdean, will reopen.

A spokesman for the Undercliff Walk said: “We are closely monitoring the situation and Brighton and Hove Council will reopen it as soon as possible, once they are confident that it is safe to do so.

“We understand that this closure may cause inconvenience and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.”