A rockfall at the popular Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on Thursday has resulted in at least seven people being injured.

Video footage of the incident shows people running in panic as a large sheet of rock fell off the rock wall.

The force of the fall created a large wave, resulting in a couple of small vessels in the vicinity being overturned.

Also known as ‘shipwreck beach’, the cove is only accessible by sea, and is famous for the wreckage of a small cargo ship that has been washed up on the beach since the ’80s.

Coast guard and fire brigade officials confirmed that the injuries sustained were not life-threatening.

“So far, we haven’t found any trapped people but we will continue searching,” a fire brigade official said.

Among those injured was a 34-year-old Czech woman who had a fractured vertebra. She was hospitalised together with her husband and two children, who suffered minor injuries.

The beach was evacuated and boats were banned from approaching the shore until further notice.

The video below shows the frightening rockfall in action, captured by a tourist on their mobile phone: