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LIFE'S A BEACH! Incredible Irish beach that returned after being lost at sea for 33 years has vanished AGAIN

Powerful coastal winds caused by the likes of storm Ali and other winter storms, have slowly eroded the beach away. The incredible Irish beach that returned after being lost for 33 years has vanished again - after it was hit by powerful storms. Dooagh Beach in Achill, Co Mayo reappeared in April 2017 for the first time since 1984, but has once again vanished into the Atlantic.

The 300m beach hit global headlines in 2017 when the picture-perfect gold sands found their way back to the coastline.

Over a ten day period a freak tide saw the sands return, but powerful coastal winds caused by the likes of storm Ali and other winter storms, have slowly eroded the beach away.

The once beautiful golden beach on Achill Island in Ireland has been replaced by huge boulders that litter the shoreline.

The seas pounded the beach and strong currents resulted in almost all of the sand being washed away.

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