Expensive North Wales beach huts filmed being demolished by waves as Storm Ellen wreaks havoc


Expensive beach huts lining the shore of a popular North Wales beach have been washed out to sea as Storm Ellen continues to disrupt the area. Huge waves driven by winds of up to 70 mph have pounded Traeth Nefyn (Nefyn Beach) overnight and into the present day – tearing pieces of the colorful buildings out of the sand.

The Gwynedd coastline is currently experiencing the full force of Storm Ellen, with Traeth Nefyn and the Llŷn Peninsula among the worst affected areas in the county.

At least six huts have been destroyed so far – and that number may well increase as the inclement weather continues into the night.

Images show entire structures dragged into the sea as debris from huts destroyed earlier in the day continues to float with the tide.

Dramatic waves crash into beach huts in Nefyn during Storm Ellen

Traeth Nefyn’s colorful huts have become iconic in the city in recent years.

The structures themselves vary in price with a dilapidated beach hut selling for around £ 15,000 last year.

Beach hut floats away from Nefyn’s shore after being battered by Storm Ellen

The kayakers have tried to salvage some of the debris, but the damage to some cabins has been catastrophic and a huge rebuilding job will be in the hands of the owners once the weather is calm.

A yellow weather warning was issued by the Met Office yesterday and is expected to work until 6pm today.

Winds of 70 mph and heavy rain hit parts of North Wales during its period, particularly in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy.

Flood alerts have been put in place by Natural Resources Wales, with drivers being warned of tree damage due to high winds.

More details on the storm disruption on our Storm Ellen live blog


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