Sea defence work finished and south beach re-opened in Lowestoft

Sea defences, Lowestoft. Credit: ITV Anglia.

More than two years after the December 2013 tidal surge, South Beach and Children's Corner has re-opened to the public following extensive repair work.Thousands of tonnes of Norwegian granite rocks have also been placed offshore to provide defences against the sea, at a cost of £3.5 million.

Businesses along the promenade are now asking Waveney District Council to work to bring more tourists back to the Suffolk seaside town.