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British coasts suffer years of erosion in 'hours' of storms, says National Trust

UK weather: British coasts suffer years of erosion in 'hours' of storms, says National Trust

British coasts suffer years of erosion in 'hours' of storms, says National Trust

Eroding sea cliffs along the Pacifica coast just south of San Francisco, CA during the 1997-98 El Nino winter.

Eroding sea cliffs along the Pacifica coast just south of San Francisco, CA during the 1997-98 El Nino winter.

Costal erosion in New Zealand

Costal erosion in New Zealand

Surfers Paradise Beach has suffered major erosion after the coastline has again been hammered by large swells. Picture: Adam Head Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld)

Surfers Paradise Beach has suffered major erosion after the coastline has again been hammered by large swells. Picture: Adam Head Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld)

Never has land met sea in a more dramatic fashion than at Acadia National Park, Maine. This seascape photography image shows Monument Cove that is assessable from Ocean Drive and the ocean path in Acadia National Park. The beautiful cove and spot is named for its vertical sea stack of granite rock isolated from the cliff by coastal erosion. It is one of the most iconic scenes in Acadia National Park. Otter Cliff, another popular spot in Acadia, can be seen in the distance…

Never has land met sea in a more dramatic fashion than at Acadia National Park, Maine. This seascape photography image shows Monument Cove that is assessable from Ocean Drive and the ocean path in Acadia National Park. The beautiful cove and spot is named for its vertical sea stack of granite rock isolated from the cliff by coastal erosion. It is one of the most iconic scenes in Acadia National Park. Otter Cliff, another popular spot in Acadia, can be seen in the distance…

Inland retreat: Coastal erosion forced the National Park Service to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse away from the advancing edge of the ocean © Karen Kasmauski/Corbis

Inland retreat: Coastal erosion forced the National Park Service to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse away from the advancing edge of the ocean © Karen Kasmauski/Corbis

Groynes has been constructed along the west coast since 1874. Before the construction took place, the erosion was large and at Bovbjerg lighthouse, shown in the middle of the picture, the shoreline retreated 500 m from 1840. Since its breakthrough in the 1980s, nourishment has enabled to stall shoreline retreat. Hunderup Luftfoto

Groynes has been constructed along the west coast since 1874. Before the construction took place, the erosion was large and at Bovbjerg lighthouse, shown in the middle of the picture, the shoreline retreated 500 m from 1840. Since its breakthrough in the 1980s, nourishment has enabled to stall shoreline retreat. Hunderup Luftfoto

Happisburgh Sea Defences For more pictures, visit http://a-sea-of-luxury.tumblr.com/

Happisburgh Sea Defences For more pictures, visit http://a-sea-of-luxury.tumblr.com/

coastal living...one day you will be mine. Even if you are just a condo!

coastal living...one day you will be mine. Even if you are just a condo!

coastal erosion destroys parts of coastline

East Riding coastal erosion – in pictures

coastal erosion destroys parts of coastline

New concrete blocks are being put in place along Hemsby beach after recent dramatic coastal erosion.

New concrete blocks are being put in place along Hemsby beach after recent dramatic coastal erosion.

Coastal Erosion -- Superstorm Sandy

Coastal Erosion -- Superstorm Sandy

Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps (Cornish: Karn Havos, meaning rock-pile of summer dwelling and Cornish: Bos Rudhen, meaning Red-one's dwelling) is a stretch of coastline located on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, England. It i

Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps (Cornish: Karn Havos, meaning rock-pile of summer dwelling and Cornish: Bos Rudhen, meaning Red-one's dwelling) is a stretch of coastline located on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, England. It i

These two men have been labelled as "idiots" for risking their lives by playing in a giant wave - during the height of Storm Imogen in Cornwall.

UK weather: Giant wave injures couple as they watch Storm Imogen batter coast

These two men have been labelled as "idiots" for risking their lives by playing in a giant wave - during the height of Storm Imogen in Cornwall.

Start of cliff-top landslide at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, as seen on the 18th May 2008

Start of cliff-top landslide at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, as seen on the 18th May 2008

Porlock Bay, Somerset

Porlock Bay, Somerset