The third storm of the season battered the North Wales coastline last Wednesday putting the test a newly built beach shelter.

The Deganwy Beach Shelter was officially opened on August 26, 2017 and has since been subjected to three major storms the latest, Eleanor, hitting the promenade last week.

It has been able to withstand all the storms with only a panel coming off the shelter during the wild storm last Wednesday.

Restoration contractors, North Wales Engineering Solutions Ltd, attended the scene last week to access the damage and collect the dislodged panel.

Shelter restoration project manager Arthur James said the panel had only sustained minor damage, with only a few chips to the paintwork and it will be refitted as soon as possible.

Mr James said: "Considering the ferocity of the latest storm, the shelter stood up to the onslaught of the wind and waves very well.

"I paid a visit to the shelter on Friday (January 5) and, despite the missing panel, it looked defiant."

Storm Eleanor had also scattered debris from nearby trees and dislodged rocks from the beach onto the Deganwy Promenade but Mr Arthur said Conwy County Borough Council staff had since been to clear it making it safe for residents to use again.

He said: "I have no doubt that the shelter and promenade will soon be back in active use."

Conwy councillor for the Deganwy Ward Julie Fallon, spent time monitoring the promenade last week, making sure any damage was reported.

Mrs Fallon said she was happy to report the damage along the promenade was minimal.

She added: "It could have been much worse."

Storm Eleanor brought with it a yellow weather warning last Tuesday night and continued through to Wednesday. Winds from the storm reached up to 79 miles per hour.