Why is the work necessary?
- Why is the work necessary?
The work is required to ensure that Bournemouth’s coastline continues to be protected from coastal erosion in the future.
The sea wall and groynes alone will not protect the coastline. The beach is eroded over time by wave action and the longshore drift, so sand must be dredged and pumped back on to the beach to maintain it.
It is important that we maintain the beach as it is one of the UK’s biggest attractions. There is an estimated 4.5 million visitors per year as well as being enjoyed by thousands of residents.