Coastal Defences at Minehead

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  • Coastal Defences at Minehead
    • Location
      • North coast of Somerset
      • Large Butlins resort
    • 1990's
      • Decision was made that the coastal defences were in adequate
    • Environment  Agency developed a plan - cost £12.3 m - opened 2007
    • 0.6m high sea wall - curved front to deflect the waves
    • Rock Armour at base of wall to dissipate the  wave's energy
    • Beach nourishment - forces the waves to break/ excellent sandy beaches for tourists
    • Four rock groynes - stop long - shore drift moving sand to the east
    • Wide walkway with seating areas

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