Historic Beach Behaviour

As part of the Environment Agency’s Aerial Beach Management Survey (ABMS) the entire Sussex coastline has been photographed on an annual basis since the late 1970s.  Aerial photographs from 1980, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2008 are displayed. (Click to enlarge).

Although the beach has noticeably increased in width naturally through accreting shingle over the years, the fishing fleet is strongly evident in all the aerial photographs with what appears to be a similar number of vessels.

1980

1988

1990

1995

2000

2008

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