A Tenby county councillor has stated that it is ‘ludicrous’ that an access point to one of the resort’s most popular beaches is still closed, after being blocked following a shift of sand caused by strong winds back in February.

High sand ridges were formed on Castle Beach due to stormy weather, and despite diggers coming in to level the beach back out, one of the access points that connects to St Julian’s Street to the beach remains somewhat inaccessible going into the summer season, with the footpath declared ‘closed’ by the local authority.

In flagging-up the matter with Pembrokeshire County Council, Clr. Michael Williams, who represents the Tenby North ward, stated: “I am aware that PCC have applied for a licence to remove the sand which is blocking this access. Is there any update as the peak season is upon us and it is ludicrous that this pathway is still blocked!”

A response from PCC has suggested that the Authority is ‘in the hands’ of Natural Resources Wales, and as such are unable to proceed with any clearance until a licence is granted to remove the sand from the footpath.