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    • Coasts – Human Activities Aim: To find out why it is so important for humans to protect the coastline.
    • Popular UK Coastal Destinations Task A) Brainstorm the names of ten popular coastal destinations in the UK.
    • Look at the following pictures of popular coastal destinations in the UK. What do you notice?
    • Brighton Groynes Longshore Drift in action
    • Bournemouth
      • Remember this one for later on….
      Groynes to Prevent beach loss Click picture for short video on Bournemouth and coastal protection 3.15
    • Blackpool Sea walls built to stop sea advancing
    • Scarborough
    • Llandudno Concrete groyne Sea wall built to Stop town from flooding
    • How can coasts be managed?
      • There are two reasons why councils spend so much cash on protecting the coastline in certain areas…
      • First – To keep the sea out and protect homes and businesses
      • Secondly – To keep the beach there to maintain the tourist trade.
    • To keep the sea out ….. Build a sea wall to deflect the power of the waves away from the seafront. However - Lots of maintenance needed and they are expensive to build. The Catch - Councils will only pay for them if there are many people and much property to defend.
    • Picture of sea wall
    • Area not protected and deemed unworthy of saving.
    • To keep the beach there …
      • Groynes and breakwaters are constructed at right angles to the beach
      • These trap sediment and stop longshore drift.
      • They also protect the beach from powerful storm waves – stopping erosion of beach material and cliffs.
    • Breakwater
    • Neighbours from hell … (not quite, but equally as annoying)
      • By implementing coastal management methods, you transfer your problem and multiply it for your neighbours further down the coast.
      • Task: With the aid of diagrams, explain how building groynes and breakwaters will cause a problem for others. (Read bottom paragraph – p.68 UG)
    • The neighbours from hell - Bournemouth
    • The Victims Barton on Sea – Just down the coast Click on picture for short video about Barton on Sea
    • Case studies
      • Barton on Sea (Page 76 UGG + Page 240 FWW)
      • Where is it/what is happening?
      • Copy Figure 3 to show protection methods
      • How much has been spent? Was it worth it?
      • Holbeck Hall Hotel, Scarborough 1993
      • (FWW Page 249 + UGG Page 75)
      • Copy the 3 diagrams
      • Describe what happened