A coastal town in the south east of Dorset, south coast of England. The bay is made of Greensand and Wealden beds (soft rocks) so constant costal protection is needed.
· Sea Wall – A wall built on the edge of the coast. Adsorbs wave energy, and reflects it back into the sea.
· Groynes – Timber planks perpendicular to coast. Stops longshore drift, and maintains beach, so that is can absorb wave energy.
· Beach Replenishment – Adds sand to maintain beach. Roughly 40000m3 needed every 20 years.
· Cliff re-grading – A series of steps…