A south coast beach has become a no-go zone due to a mass of rotten seaweed.

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Pictured: An RNLI lifeguard watches over the empty beach with the mass of rotten seaweed.<br />
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A south coast beach has become a no-go zone at the height of the summer holidays after a mass of rotten seaweed was allowed to fester on the sand.<br />
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The vast carpet of kelp has been left to gather on Avon Beach in Christchurch, Dorset, for over a month.<br />
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The unpleasant mess is attracting flies and is putting people off visiting the beauty spot which is normally hugely popular with families.<br />
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Bathers are having to wade through the sticky seaweed to get to the sea and are usually left with their legs covered in it.