A section of cliff has collapsed along the Sussex coast.

Drone footage shows tonnes of rubble and chalk collapsed on the beach below after the collapse yesterday at Seaford Head, close to a golf course.

It is understood that a series of collapses took place over the course of half an hour yesterday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the coastguard said: “A member of the public reported two large cliff falls in Seaford to HM Coastguard yesterday.

“No one was in danger and the local council was informed.”

The cliff fall is the latest along the Sussex coast, with demolition recently completed of a cafe in Birling Gap due to safety fears over the continually eroding cliffs.

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Large cliff falls were reported in Newhaven, Telscombe, Saltdean and Birling Gap last year, including close to the Belle Tout Lighthouse.

Recent studies have sound that the rate of erosion along the Sussex coast has increased in the last 200 years, with as much as 60 centimetres of cliffs being lost each year at Seven Sisters.

Despite regular cliff falls and advice from authorities, tourists are often seen close to the edge of some of Sussex’s cliffs, in particular around Birling Gap.

Visitors were seen last summer putting down blankets perilously close to the edge and a 530ft drop.

A spokesman for Lewes District Council said: "The East Sussex chalk cliffs are unstable and crumble without warning at any time of year.

"We would remind anyone heading to the coast to stay well away from cliff edges and bases, and to follow the advice of the signs and posters highlighting the dangers displayed along cliff-top walks, bus routes, at visitor car parks, tourist information centres and on community notice boards throughout the year.

"Visitors are also advised to always check tide times before walking along beaches. For information on tide times visit tidetimes.org.uk.

"If you see someone in danger on or near cliffs, call 999 immediately and ask for the coastguard."