TG4327 : View along the sea wall

taken 9 years ago, near to Sea Palling, Norfolk, Great Britain

View along the sea wall
View along the sea wall
The concrete sea wall was built in this shape to deflect the power of the waves and to protect the dunes beyond. The large rocks seen beside it have been brought here from Norway. They were deposited alongside the seawall for protection from wave action but it did not take long for most of them to be almost totally buried in the sand and hence having lost most of their effectiveness. For comparison see > LinkExternal link which was taken 17 months earlier from the same location. Nearshore reefs can be seen in the background. Nine nearshore reefs were built for the protection of this section of coastline. Extending from North Gap to Sea Palling further in the southeast, four are surface-piercing breakwaters and the other five serve as submerged breakwaters at high tide. Sand builds up on the landward side of these reefs, creating a number of bays. See also > LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 March, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Category
Sea defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 432 272 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.2886N 1:36.3474E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 432 272
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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