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Dramatic moment tons of mud and rock fell onto North Wales beach in 130ft wide landslide

This is the frightening moment a beach-walker is forced to run from a sludge of rock and mud crashing down a cliff in North Wales.

Yesterday's huge landslide in Gwynedd Nefyn near Pwhelli has left luxury houses perilously close to sliding into the sea.

And the gardens buffering the £400,000 properties continued to be chipped away last night - in one case receding just yards away from the outside patio. 

The landslide almost swept up Amanda Stubbs, who was taking a break from work when the debris cascaded down the rock face.

Ms Stubbs was filming the initial rumblings in the rock face when suddenly the cliff cratered and burst onto the beach. 

'I never expected my lunchtime walk along the beach would be so eventful,' she said later when sharing the dramatic video on social media.  

Yesterday's huge landslide in Gwynedd Nefyn near Pwhelli has left luxury houses perilously close to sliding into the sea

The gardens buffering the £400,000 properties continued to be chipped away last night - in one case receding just yards away from the outside patio 

Slide me

Aerial photos show the change in just a few hours that has now left the once enviable sea-view properties teetering on the brink (left, yesterday and right, today)

Locals were relieved nobody was killed and police have urged people to avoid the area while the site is secured. 

Gwynedd council said: 'Arrangements for holding an initial inspection of the cliff are in place. In the meantime, we are encouraging members of the public to keep clear and not to go close to the fall area right now. 

Local MP Liz Saville Roberts said: 'Truly shocking to see the extent of the landslide below Rhodfa'r Môr, Nefyn. I have spoken with the local councillor, Gruffydd Williams, and Cyngor Gwynedd (council) officers to ascertain that a specialist assessment will be made regarding the condition of the cliffs, and to advise nearby residents about how best to remain safe.'

The landslide was an estimated 130ft-wide and spanned across two back gardens, part of which crumbled onto the beach - including wooden chairs. 

Last night the houses edged even closer to the cliff when more rock movement ate further into the gardens.

Aerial photos show the change in just a few hours that has now left the once enviable sea-view properties teetering on the brink.

The landslide was an estimated 130ft-wide and spanned across two back gardens, part of which crumbled onto the beach - including wooden chairs

The small village of Nefyn has a long, sandy bay, sheltered by the Nefyn Headland, and backed by steep slopes 

Hairdresser Christian Pilling had also been to the beach yesterday and said: 'We'd just gone down for a walk and turned round and had the shock of our lives.

'I don't think anyone was on the beach. We'd gone down there about half an hour after it happened. It's a good 40m wide but it's hard to tell - it is so big.' 

Local Steve Wilding-Hewitt told WalesOnline: 'I've never seen anything like it. The police have cordoned a large area off to keep people away from the scene.

'We could see the coastguard shouting to someone in their garden to stay aware from the edge because it was still moving.

'There are some gardens that have been affected. You can see a bench that was at the end of the one of the gardens has fallen into the mud below.

'There have been some rockfalls around this coastline for a number of months, but never anything like this. It is frightening.'

The small village of Nefyn has a long, sandy bay, sheltered by the Nefyn Headland, and backed by steep slopes. 

Nefyn Beach itself is known as a hidden gem, known for its clear blue waters along with stunning views of the bay, and the distant three peaks of The Rival Mountains (Yr Eifl) to the east. 

In 2001 Shirley Race, 58, was killed and her husband Donald, 63, was seriously injured in Nefyn when a landslide swept their car over the cliff and into the sea.

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