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Soft Engineering Coastal Defences
Defence How it works Advantages Disadvantages Example
Where sand and shingle Reduces erosion of cliffs Need for regular Hayling Island, UK
Beach more than thin beaches maintenance Eastoke Sea FronValue:
are added to beaches
Nourishment from elsewhere. More natural appearance Shifting nature of the £3,000,000

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Creating marshland from Reduces erosion. Need for regular
Marsh Creation Leads to less flooding of the maintenance
mudflats can be
encouraged by planting area around the marsh. Shifting nature of the
appropriate vegetation. More natural appearance defences
More sustainable Less likely to be effective
The vegetation stabilises
Cheaper against extreme…


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