DAMAGE to the famous Green Bridge of Wales has been spotted in the fallout of the storms which have hit the Pembrokeshire coast over the last few weeks.

A large overhanging chunk of the outer wall of the sea arch fell into the sea after Storm Ophelia hit the UK coast on Monday, October 16.

The damage was spotted by members of the public and several photographers, including Gareth Davies of Hidden Pembrokeshire Photography.

A spokesman for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority said: “The natural limestone arch known as the Green Bridge of Wales was damaged by Storm Ophelia on Monday, October 17.

“As exposed coastal areas can be subject to sudden changes during extreme weather, we would advise people to take additional care and avoid heading out to the coast in adverse conditions unless absolutely necessary.

“Our staff are currently assessing the damage to footpaths including the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, as well as sites managed by the Authority. To date no major issues have been reported.

“Members of the public can report any damage by calling 01646 624800, emailing info@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk or via social media: Facebook: @PembrokeshireCoast, Twitter: @PembsCoast.”

There is not an estimate on the lifespan the Green Bridge may have, as coastal erosion can be unpredictable.

A famous sea arch in Malta known as the Azure Window which once featured in Game of Thrones and Clash of the Titans collapsed into the sea in March this year to much dismay.