Changing Coastline

All coasts are dynamic – storms, waves and tides bring pebbles, sand and mud, and they can also take them away. Coastal change caused by natural processes and human activity has shaped our coastlines of the past and present, and will continue to shape those of the future.

Explore your changing coastline,  learn how it has evolved, how it is cared for, and how you can plan to adapt to the challenges of climate change and sea level rise.

The changing shoreline of Brownsea Island