It's been revealed tonight that it will cost millions of pounds to repair Cornwall's battered coast, with many popular coastal paths staying closed to walkers well into the main holiday season.
It comes as a blow to tourism officials in the county, keen to promote the country as open for business. Watch Steve Hardy's report.
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