One of the first people to brave a walk on the Cape Kidnappers beach reopened by the Hastings District Council fled to safety after a landslide came down ahead of him.

Clifton Beach has been closed since two tourists were seriously injured in a huge slip on cliffs above the beach on January 23.

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The council finally reopened the beach, a legal road, on Wednesday - although it tempered the reopening by advising advised people to avoid the area because of the risk of death.

Slips at Cape Kidnappers in February 2019. Photo / Supplied
Slips at Cape Kidnappers in February 2019. Photo / Supplied

Before walking along the beach, Daniele Bonacini told Hawke's Bay Today he was not worried

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