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Coastal Erosion: A Battle Against Nature's Fury The picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis in Dorset, England, known for its stunning cliffs and fossil-rich beaches

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Eroded arch called Marsden Rock

Eroded arch called Marsden Rock, Tyne and Wear, North Sea

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606

Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606
Map of the Manor of Middleton, surveyed by John Norden, showing land in the south-west of the Parish of Middleton, including buildings such as St Nicholas Church that are now under the sea Additional

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: A 2nd World War bunker on the beach at Cley Norfolk UK

A 2nd World War bunker on the beach at Cley Norfolk UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: A women on the South West Coast Path near Hartland Point Devon UK

A women on the South West Coast Path near Hartland Point Devon UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Coastal erosion at Kilnsea 28893_025

Coastal erosion at Kilnsea 28893_025
Fort Godwin coastal battery severely damaged by coastal erosion, near Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2016. TA4116

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Corton Cliffs 33765_013
Corton Cliffs, Suffolk, 2019. Coastal erosion between a caravan park and the sea defences. TM5498

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Front line 34109_050
Second World War lozenge pillbox falling into the sea as a result of coastal erosion, near Holmpton, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2019

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Front line 34109_047
Second World War pillbox at risk from coastal erosion, near Holmpton, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2019

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Coastal erosion 34109_042
Fort Godwin coastal battery severely damaged by coastal erosion, near Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2019

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Happisburgh 35088_014
Happisburgh, Norfolk, 2021

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Hurst Castle 35068_070
Hurst Castle, Hampshire, 2021. Remedial works at a storm damaged Hurst Castle

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Florida, Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach, Live Oak Tree, Eroded, Comorant, Coastal Erosion

Florida, Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach, Live Oak Tree, Eroded, Comorant, Coastal Erosion, Atlantic Ocean

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Embury Beacon 26570_002
Embury Beacon, Hartland, Devon. An Iron Age promontory fort on the West side of the Hartland Peninsula. A fraction of the easter ramparts can still be traced but the remainder has been lost to

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Grimston moats 28894_043
Moats, Grimston, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2016. TA2835

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Coastal erosion 28893_052
Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire. A holiday park threatened by coastal erosion, 2016. TA3526

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Coastal erosion 28893_049
Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire. A holiday park threatened by coastal erosion, 2016. TA3526

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Spurn Head 28893_030

Spurn Head 28893_030
Spurn Head, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2016. TA4115

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Corton Cliffs 33765_021
Corton Cliffs, Suffolk, 2019. Coastal erosion between a caravan park and the sea defences. TM5398

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Castle Rock BAR03_01_542
CASTLE ROCK, LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON. A view of Castle Rock from the north-east. The Valley of Rocks, also known as the Danes, runs parallel to the coast between Lynton and Lee Abbey

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EyeUbiquitous_20109322
France, Brittany, Les Tas de Pois, Pile of Peas, islets off the Pointe de Pen-Hir on the Presqu ile de Crozon

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EyeUbiquitous_20109323
England, East Sussex, Eastbourne, Beachy Head Lighthouse

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Coastal erosion at Fort Godwin 28503_001

Coastal erosion at Fort Godwin 28503_001
Fort Godwin coastal battery severely damaged by coastal erosion and collapsed on to the beach, near Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, 2014

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MBR00422053
Waves washing around a zig-zag wooden groyne at Overstrand in Norfolk

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MBR00422051
Waves washing over a wooden groyne at Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk

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MBR00422050
Waves washing over a wooden groyne at Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk

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RSH2214CR039
The Severn Sisters country Park in East Sussex

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DMM1041912
Seal Palling on the North Norfolk coast as the sun rises

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JGS0561539
A twilight view of the cliffs at Weybourne in Norfolk

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DMM1041911
Seal Palling on the North Norfolk coast as the sun rises

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DMM1041905
Looking towards Happisburgh from Sea Palling at sunset

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DMM05519007
Looking out to see under the pier at Cromer

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DMM05519004
Southwold pier in Suffolk looking in between one of the sea defences on the sandy beach

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DMM05519022
The colourful beach huts at Sheringham beach on the Norfolk Coast

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DMM05519021
The steps leading into the sea at Sheringham beach

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DMM05119007
Panoramic shot of a WW2 building which has now fallen into the North sea in Suffolk

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DMM05519003
The main gas pipeline at the large gas terminal plant in North Norfolk

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DMM05519002
The main gas pipeline at the large gas terminal plant in North Norfolk

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DMM05519020
The art installation Clamshell at Aldeburgh in Suffolk at sunset

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DMM05519001
The main gas pipeline at the large gas terminal plant in North Norfolk

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: The Weststrand (western beach) on the Darss Peninsula

The Weststrand (western beach) on the Darss Peninsula. The beach and the coastal forest is eroded by storms. Western Pomerania Lagoon Area NP. Europe, Germany, West-Pomerania, June

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland, from Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland by George Virtue

Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland, from Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland by George Virtue
KW131467 Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland, from Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland by George Virtue, 1860s (engraving) by Bartlett

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Sea Cliffs near Blackhead, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - aerial

Sea Cliffs near Blackhead, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand - aerial

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Barbados, Saint Joseph Parish, beach at Bathsheba

Barbados, Saint Joseph Parish, beach at Bathsheba
Barbados - Saint Joseph Parish - Bathsheba, the beach

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Coastal erosion, Western Australia

Coastal erosion, Western Australia
Large sandstone boulders subject to costal erosion at the base of red sandstone cliffs. Found at Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western australia

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Danger Collapsing Cliffs Sign - on coast Skipsea East Riding of Yorskhire UK

Danger Collapsing Cliffs Sign - on coast Skipsea East Riding of Yorskhire UK
MAB-1389 Danger Collapsing Cliffs Sign on coast Skipsea East Riding of Yorskhire UK Mark Boulton contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageCoastal Erosion Collection: Boulder on a coastal wave-cut platform at low tide

Boulder on a coastal wave-cut platform at low tide
Wave-cut platform. View of a large boulder on a coastal wave-cut (abrasion) platform at low tide. This virtually smooth marine platform of hard limestone has been cut by the seas waves

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Sea stack formations




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Coastal Erosion: A Battle Against Nature's Fury The picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis in Dorset, England, known for its stunning cliffs and fossil-rich beaches, has long been grappling with the relentless force of coastal erosion. Standing tall as a reminder of this ongoing struggle is the eroded arch called Marsden Rock, once a majestic natural formation that now stands as a testament to the power of nature. Delving into history reveals an intriguing map from 1606 depicting the Manor of Middleton. This ancient document highlights how even centuries ago, humans were aware of the ever-changing nature of our coastlines. Fast forward to World War II, where a bunker on Cley beach in Norfolk served as both protection and witness to the ravages inflicted by coastal erosion. A woman walking along the South West Coast Path near Hartland Point in Devon showcases both her resilience and determination against this formidable foe. Similarly, at Scotland's most southerly tip on Mull of Galloway lies breathtaking coastal scenery that captivates visitors while reminding them that even beauty can succumb to nature's forces. However, it is Happisburgh on Norfolk Coast that bears witness to one of Britain's fastest-eroding points. Accelerated by global warming-induced sea level rise and increasingly stormy weather patterns, this section serves as a stark warning about our changing climate. Photographs such as Coastal Erosion at Fort Godwin or Front Line images like 34109_050 and 34109_047 depict not only crumbling structures but also highlight humanity's continuous battle against encroaching waters. These visual reminders serve as calls for action towards sustainable solutions. In contrast to these somber scenes lies Happisburgh 35088_014 – an image capturing hope amidst adversity. It showcases locals banding together in their efforts to protect their beloved coastline through innovative strategies aimed at mitigating further damage caused by erosion.