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Waveney District Council has agreed to spend £1.5 million pounds repairing sea defences in Lowestoft.
The south beach has been closed since last year after severe storms and the tidal surge weakened the sea wall and lowered the sand levels.
Work will start in the Autumn but engineers warn that another five million will need to be spent creating more permanent defences.
The thousands of people who visited Lowestoft in Suffolk this weekend would have struggled to get to the beach, even if the weather had been perfect.
Since late last year the section of beach between the harbour south pier and Parade Road South has been closed because of coastal erosion. The council now has to decide if it will pay millions to have it made safe.
Proposals to repair part of the Lowestoft seafront in Suffolk are being discussed at a meeting today.
Waveney District Council's cabinet is looking at plans to spend around £1.5 million repairing coastal erosion and damage from last years tidal surge.
Councillors will be asked to give the go-ahead tomorrow (Weds) for the works, which have been described as a priority.