Pool with a view: The veranda at one of the Canton Bay cottages on West Beach was filled to the top with water. *Photo by Sarah Lagan
Pool with a view: The veranda at one of the Canton Bay cottages on West Beach was filled to the top with water. *Photo by Sarah Lagan
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22: A number of luxury beachfront properties at the Pink Beach Club on the south shore were damaged by the hurricane.

There was structural damage to Sea Sweep and Canton cottages above West Beach as well as Surfside and Beach cottages on the East Beach.

Doors of the Sea Sweep cottages were flattened, windows smashed, a ceiling partially collapsed and rooms were flooded and filled with debris. The paving stones at both locations were mostly upturned and large pieces of debris had blown back on to the apartments.

When the Bermuda Sun was there on Sunday, one of the verandas at Canton Bay Cottages was inundated with seawater. Surfside cottages had sand almost up to window level and the railings were broken outside the Beach cottages

Yesterday, staff were busy repairing the damage. It is understood that they are aiming to have the complex opened by Thursday.

Guests staying at the hotel had been moved out ahead of the storm.

The storm was another blow to the Pink Beach Club —  a writ was filed in June to put it into receivership.

The club, which opened in 1947 and is spread out over 13 acres of oceanfront, was temporarily closed down after it was damaged by Hurricane Fabian in 2003.