PART of Bude’s seafront has been engulfed by sea foam following recent stormy weather. 

With high winds, grey skies and heavy rain, much of Cornwall is looking below its best. 

Harsh weather has meant rough seas over the last few days, which has left towns across the Cornish coast scattered with sea waste.  

However, this morning Bude residents woke up to find parts of their beaches engulfed by sea foam.  

Foam is caused when large blooms of algae decay offshore. It is common for great amounts of decaying algal matter to wash ashore.  

The foam forms as this organic matter is churned up by the surf.  

The National Ocean Service explain: “Most sea foam is not harmful to humans and is often an indication of a productive ocean ecosystem.”