Teignmouth Pier has been damaged by waves and strong winds today. Watch the video below
Onlookers watched as the coast was pounded by huge waves and people were advised to stay away from the town and back beaches.
The Point Car Park has also been closed.
One resident said that the waves were as high as the buildings on the pier overnight.
There was some concern that high waves had damaged the structure.
Lisa Sutcliffe, manager at the nearby Beachcomber cafe said: "The pier has taken a battering, it looks as if a strut has been damaged and water is coming up through. It looks a bit sorry for itself."
A severe weather warning has been declared in South Devon - meaning a risk to life.