White Strand or Renvyle beach loses most of its sand every winter. It seems very dramatic this year as normally it happens over a longer period of time. The sand this year was washed away overnight in the last week or so. The tides were fairly high around 5m on the 8th December and that coupled with rough (ish) seas removed the sand. The level of sand drops by up to 1.5m every winter so literally tonnes of sand are washed away. It it part of the natural cycle of things. The sand will be washed in again during the summer and once again we will have a soft golden sand beach in Renvyle.
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