Safety concerns will see public access to a popular Pembrokeshire beach closed for the foreseeable future.

Following further heavy rainfall earlier this month, Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority decided to close the public footpath to Monkstone Beach beach between Tenby and Saundersfoot, after a number of steps leading to to the beach had been damaged and dislodged.

PCC’s Access & Rights of Way Manager Anthony Richards said: “The temporary closure of the public footpath has had to be extended by Order to enable to the National Park Authority to undertake a geological survey and determine the most appropriate course of action with regard to repairs and reinstatement of the public footpath to Monkstone Beach.

“Signage and barriers will continue to be maintained at the footpath for the duration of the closure and I will keep you informed of progress in this matter.”

A spokesperson for PCNPA said: “This temporary closure is required to enable storm damage repairs to the steps and surface of the footpath. The Order came into operation on November 23. The Order will remain valid for a maximum period of six months.”