The summer has now passed. We are now firmly in the grips of autumn. A colourful time of year adorned with warm sea temperatures and livelier sailing conditions for sailors around the country. As the low-pressure systems sweep in from the North Atlantic, they can bring spectacular seascapes. These conditions can be as dangerous as they are beautiful.
With this in mind, please be advised that the South West Peninsula of the UK is preparing for one of the first big gales of the season. This will be combined with strong tides as well. If you have a boat on the beach, please make sure it is moved well back from the ridge and secured to avoid any damage. If you are not planning to sail any more this season, this may be the opportunity to remove the boat from the beach altogether.
There should be a calm weather window this evening (Thursday the11th of October) providing an ideal opportunity to visit the beach before the breeze picks up tomorrow morning. It is worth noting that Beer Beach is well sheltered from a Southwesterly gale. However, prolonged high winds bring large swells that can easily wrap around the headland. Furthermore, the current forecast has a bit of southerly in it which will expose the beach more directly. For the latest weather updates, please use the links below.