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When the natural defences of a coastline are not carefully managed, or when they simply cannot cope to prevent coastal flooding, hard engineering is often necessary to protect towns from the sea. In this video we look at some different hard engineering techniques used to protect the coast.



Thank you to The National Trust, Sedgemoor District Council and Brean Parish Council for providing permission to film this video on the Somerset Coast.


Attributions

"A DRENCHING SLICE OF St IVES COURTESY OF STORM IMOGEN" video by Cornishpastyman is licensed under CC BY 3.0

"THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THREATENS GUYANA'S COAST. WAVES OVER TOPPING THE SEAWALL" video by Keron Bruce is licensed under CC BY 3.0

"Epic Waves Angry Ocean Hurricane Kings Beach Lynn MA" video by matty tripps is licensed under CC BY 3.0

"Big waves go over train at Dawlish station" video by Steve Gardner is licensed under CC BY 3.0

"Sea Lawn Terrace, Dawlish" photograph by Derek Harper is licensed under CC-BY-2.0

"Waves Hitting the Seawall at Point Lonsdale" by Troy Hutchinson is licensed under CC BY 3.0