A sand shelf or wall in the sand has appeared on Weymouth Beach.

The shelf has formed as strong waves and high tides have moved the sand on the beach up towards the Esplanade, causing a ledge to be created.

The ledge sits at around two feet high in places and stretches from the beach office on the Esplanade all the way along to the Pavilion.

This is a natural process which occurs regularly along the same stretch of beach, the town council says.

A spokesperson for Weymouth Town Council said: "These shelves on the beach are created naturally after high winds, which we have been experiencing recently."

Dorset Echo: Sand shelf on Weymouth BeachSand shelf on Weymouth Beach (Image: Hollie Carr)

Winds were predicted to have reached up to 32mph yesterday (Friday), which also appeared to draw out plenty of keen kite surfers.

The formation of the shelf comes just one week after levelling works took place between the Pavilion Theatre and the Jubilee Clock.

The works saw the section of Weymouth beach closed for four days and was carried out at this time of year for several reasons including getting the beach level before the kiosks set up.

Dorset Echo: Beach hutBeach hut (Image: Hollie Carr)

Construction of  the seasonal huts is already going ahead, and they are normally open for Easter or early April.

As reported in the Echo, following further beach works up towards Greenhill, a section of Weymouth's sea wall collapsed as Dorset Council carries out work to reinforce it.