June 2009 - Coastal erosion around Kilnsea and Easington

Living close to one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe inevitably means that a close watch is kept on the effects brought about by the ever changing winds and tides on our local beaches.

This month our Photo Gallery features photographs taken by SKEALS member, Andrea Clubley and myself of the beach at Kilnsea when, after high tides and strong winds, countless millions of tons of sand has been washed from the beach leaving the clay cliffs exposed to the ravages of the sea.

The first photograph in the Gallery shows the Sandy Beaches caravan site in 1964 when the massive concrete gun emplacements still stood on the cliff top and still some distance away from the edge. The following photographs show their present positions on the beach below.

Click on an image below to open the album gallery.