The relentless action of the
sea is constantly altering the coastal strip; revealing, covering
up and, sometimes, destroying our coastal heritage.
…a changing climate
Climate change means that sea-levels will continue to rise,
and extreme storm events are more likely. In many areas erosion
will happen more quickly, resulting in changes – sometimes
dramatic changes – to our coastline.
...a changing tradition
The ways in which we use the coast have changed dramatically.
Some traditional industries, like fishing and boat-building,
have declined. But more and more people are out and about
on the coast, and the leisure industry has boomed.