Category Archives: Breakwaters

North Naze Review Of Rocks After One Year – Sept 2017

In September 2016 a group of volunteers worked on David Eagle’s plan to defend the very north east part of Naze. One year on how does it look? But first let’s use Google Earth to compare how the Naze and … Continue reading

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Erosion At Seawick Even Worse Where There Are No Groynes

The sea is eroding beach at Seawick near Hutleys. Further south, where there are no groynes, the sea is close to eroding the sea wall. As these images from Google Earth show. 31 December 2000      31 December 2012 … Continue reading

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Sea Eroding Beach By Hutleys At Seawick – Feb 2016

Google Earth images from 2000 and 20014 clearly show sea is eroding beach by Hutleys at Seawick.  I believe this is because a reef was built instead of a groyne. 4 April 20014   31 December 2000  The situation has … Continue reading

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A Big Thankyou to Dave Lambert and Frinton & Clacton Gazette

A recent post was noticed by Dave Lambert and ended up on front page of Frinton & Walton Gazette. Dave asked EA for a response and printed some of this too link to Dave’s piece in Gazette the post sea … Continue reading

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New Beach For Clacton – Naze And Seawick Falling Into Sea

Upgrade of groynes and beach at Clacton and Holland-on-Sea continues.  Nothing is done to stop sea eroding beach, sea wall and cliffs at Naze and Seawick Clacton New groynes and recharged beach at Clacton near pier   Photo from earlier … Continue reading

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Naze Cliffs Fall Into Sea Even Though It’s Known How To Stop It

The Naze cliffs are crumbling into sea.  This is EA and so UK government policy. A few yards to south the cliffs have been stopped from falling into sea. Here are cliffs near Naze Tower, the people on cliffs probably … Continue reading

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Did Dawlish Sea Wall Fail Due To Lack Of Groynes? – May 2014

Pictures of Dawlish show there are few, if any,  groynes which allows the sea to erode the sea wall.   Looking around Tendring in North Essex, some places have well designed and maintained groynes – and a good beach with … Continue reading

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Unusually High Levels Of Sand Frinton Whalings Show How Groynes Trap Sand April 2014

Unusually high levels of sand at Whalings in Frinton demonstrate  groynes help keep sand in place in the beach. My family have had a hut at whalings for over 50 years.  In April 2014  I noticed the sand was higher, … Continue reading

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Dawlish Sea Wall Network Rail Build Breakwater In A Week – Feb 2014

Dawlish sea wall supporting railway line washed away 4 February 2014.  By 12 February a breakwater had been built.  Why wasn’t this done before? The Problem The Solution The Questions If Network Rail could come up with a solution, even … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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