Huge waves crashed ashore along the coast of Cornwall on Friday, August 21, as Storm Ellen arrived in southwest England.
This video, posted by photographer James Kitto on Twitter, shows waves hitting the beach at Porthleven.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning for strong winds in the west of the UK. The RNLI said winds were forecast to reach speeds of up to 70 mph in coastal areas.
Devon and Cornwall Police urged the public to stick to lifeguarded beaches to avoid putting themselves at risk. Exposed coastal areas were expected to see waves of “up to nine feet” combined with strong winds, police said. Credit: James Kitto via Storyful