BOMB disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion at West Wittering beach after an old shell washed up.
The Cooke family from Chichester watched the explosion from the car park. Michaela Cooke, 45, said: “It was all vry controlled, an amazing thing to see.
“It probably went up about 15ft high in the air.
“It was quite loud, they put a sandbag over the top of the shell just like you see on the telly.”
The shell was found washed up on Sunday at East Head and exploded by the bomb disposal squad on Bank Holiday Monday.