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Birling Gap, East Sussex

At Birling Gap there is evidence of coastal erosion of the cliff where there are no defences. There are a row of fishing cottages, half of which have collapsed into the sea. The beach is accessible by stairs. There is a National Trust car park/coach park, toilets and pharmacy-no-rx.net shop/cafe nearby.

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Hornsea

A view of Hornsea beach consisting of sea defences including groynes

A view looking south at Hornsea.

Hornsea is an ideal location to complete fieldwork including beach profiles, sediment analysis, measuring longshore drift, cliff surveys and investigatingĀ the impact of coastal management (groynes). It is worth visiting the southern end of the beach (near the caravan park), where the sea defences end, there is a marked increase in the rate of erosion.

You can find out more about Hornsea on Internet Geography.

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Skipsea

If you are travelling down the Holderness coast it is worth calling in at Skipsea to see the impact of coastal erosion. Follow Mill Lane to Skipsea Sands to reach the area shown below.

Properties affected by coastal erosion at Skipsea.

Properties affected by coastal erosion at Skipsea.

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  • Birling Gap, East Sussex

    Birling Gap, East Sussex

    Coastal Environment, Erosion, Erosional Landforms

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  • Hornsea

    Hornsea

    Coastal Environment, Coastal Management, Deposition Landforms, Erosion

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  • Skipsea

    Skipsea

    Coastal Environment, Erosion

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