Brixham St Mary's Bay beach access improved
ACCESS to one of Torbay's beaches has been improved thanks to a project carried out by local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust.
The project has made access by the South West Coast Path at St Mary's Bay, Brixham, easier by replacing a set of existing steps which were in poor condition, improving drainage over a section of the path that was regularly muddy and by resurfacing a well-used section of coast path leading down to the beach.
Chris Lingard, countryside manager for Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, said: "The recent work will benefit the many local and visiting users of the South West Coast Path who now can enjoy a safe and easily accessible section of path, avoiding previous trip hazards and mud.
"We hoped for it to be completed sooner but, unfortunately, the project was delayed due to the high levels of rain this summer."
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The project was funded by the South West Coast Path Association and by the Rural Development Programme for England, a European grant.
Steve Church from the SWCPA said: "The association is delighted to have helped to bring about some much-needed improvements to the path at St Mary's Bay.
"The improvements will help walkers and local residents enjoy the coast here much more easily and open it up to a wider range of users.
"Our members will welcome the association's funds being used to bring about such benefits."