UKs most dangerous beach where public banned as explosives keep being found

A beach in the UK has been declared so 'dangerous' that members of the public have been banned from using it.

Medmerry Beach has the usual litterbug problem beaches across the country struggle with, but the litter found in the Chichester-based beach is a little more explosive than the average crisp packet.

Huge signposts warn of the hazards covering the beach, with "hidden dangers" including explosive devices buried deep beneath the sand.

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Beyond the usual issues of strong currents, uneven ground and sudden drops both out at sea and on the beach, Medmerry Beach has a real issue around explosives, landmines and ordnance devices.

The issue has cropped up several times over the last few years, with Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team frequently reminding people that they can't just head to the beach and start collecting explosive devices.

In a stern statement released to their Facebook page, a spokesperson said: "Team paged to reports of possible ordnance [military equipment] found on Medmerry Beach.

"On arrival the items were confirmed as ordnance; a further search of the beach was carried out and more pieces were discovered.

"We would like to remind you that this beach is closed to the public as it has many hidden dangers."

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Their statement concluded: "If you come across any ordnance or anything suspicious or unusual on the beach, please don't touch it and call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

A plea for people not to touch the explosive devices they randomly find on the beach seemed a reasonable request, with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team called out to dispose of more pieces earlier this month.

Due to the regularly changing tide, dangerous items have been washed up on the shore and found in the sea.

As a result of the ever-changing tide, a number of controlled explosions have levelled parts of the beach, with one carried out by the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team in 2020, LADBible reported.

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