A DINOSAUR'S footprint has been discovered on an Isle of Wight beach after turbulent weather revealed its location.

Shifting sands at Sandown Bay have revealed a 130 million year old dinosaur's footprint which shows how the creatures used to roam the Isle of Wight.

Wight Coast Fossils, who announced the discovery, said: "All this weather is revealing traces of vanished worlds along our coastline.

"This is a really fascinating example of how events like Storm Ciara continue to expose traces of ancient environments around our geologically unique coastline, often in plain sight such as this footprint.

"Sandown Bay has revealed this beautiful 130 million year old dinosaur track yesterday, preserved in the brightly coloured clay."

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"The pointed toes of this track may indicate a type of dinosaur known as a large theropod, perhaps Neovenator or the Spinosaurus Baryonyx.

"Our track maker was crossing this environment 130 million years ago, heading southwest in what is now Sandown Bay, leaving these huge tracks in the boggy soil.

"Behind the dinosaur lay a range of low forested hills, while ahead lay a flat floodplain landscape dotted with forests, river channels and herds of herbivorous dinosaurs.

"Clay footprints such as these can be relatively common, but do not hold up to the forces of erosion for long.

"Sadly they will typically disappear in a couple of days or weeks, as the tide wears down the soft clays of the formation, an awesome but fleeting glimpse of a time long gone, lying in plain sight on our coastline.

"The footprint is visible on the foreshore at Yaverland, it may be that it’s been covered already but its likely there are other tracks exposed in the area that people may encounter, especially as the current stormy weather deposits and shifts the beach sand."

The discovery comes just a fortnight after a dinosaur tail was revealed in the cliffs at Brighstone.