Beachgoers were shocked after a seven metre stretch of sand collapsed into the ocean, sparking concerns about climate change.
The popular tourist beach in Queensland, Australia has already lost chunks to the sea, after a caravan, car and tents were swallowed up in 2015.
ABC reported that the the scene was filmed by Greg Pearce, who was heading out on a fishing charter on Monday morning.
Back in 2015, the Inskip Point beach was feared to be at risk of disappearing completely, according to Allison Golsby, a local geotechnical engineer.
Glen Cruickshank from Rainbow Beach Helicopters said this was larger than the one that made international headlines three years ago.
He told ABC : “This new hole â€” it’s through the beach, it’s through the trees, it’s a round hole, quite deep and quite big.”
He said it was a few hundred metres from where the previous two appeared.
“With all the three sinkholes that have been there, they have all been in an area that’s only 400 metres between them.
But despite being dubbed a ‘sinkhole’ because of it’s appearance, according to University of the Sunshine Coast associate lecturer in Earth Sciences, Peter Davies says it’s actually a landslide.
Charter operator Greg told Daily Mail Australia : “‘Yesterday looked perfectly normal, people were sunbaking. This morning when I came out you could see there’d been a fair bit of erosion.’
“The whole beach, where the day before was dry land, was gone.”
One person on Twitter said: “Our planet is haemorrhaging due to climate change: sea level rise, wildfires, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, drought”
Another had a slightly more light-hearted approach, saying: “Nice new fishing spot!”