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The Holderness Coast

Skipsea
 

Skipsea

 
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Location
It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Bridlington and 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Hornsea on the B1242 road at its junction with the B1249 road. The Village is a typical rural setting surrounded by rich agricultural land and yet sits close to the cliffs and the North Sea. The village has its own Post Office and stores, a Village Store and tea rooms, a fish and chip shop, Skipsea Service Station and The Board Inn Public Houses as well as offering holiday accommodation like Mill Farm Country Park and Skipsea Sands Caravan Park to name but two.

Geology
Skipsea lies upon unconsolidated till. This material was deposited by glaciers during the last ice age 18,000 years ago.

Coastal Features
Beach material is being transported south along the Holderness Coast by longshore drift. In Skipsea there are no groynes to reduce the transporation of erosion along this stretch of the coast. Material is therefore transported south. Limited material is replenished due to groynes trapping beach material at Bridlington which lies to the north of Skipsea.

Coastal Management
Coastal management at Skipsea is limited to a small concrete reventment protecting a caravan park.

Video

The video below shows the concrete reventment (shown above) during a high, spring tide with strong winds. Notice the way the reventment absorbs the energy of the waves.

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The video clip below was shot during a spring high tide on 28th March 2009

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The video below shows the impact of erosion along Southfield Lane, Skipsea (video taken in March 2009).

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The video below shows destructive waves to the south of Skipsea.

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The video shows the coastline to the south of Skipsea in March 2009.


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Photomontage taken in December 2013


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Erosion over time

The image below shows changes in the coastline to the south of Skipsea between 2009 and 2013. Click to enlarge.

Skipsea erosion between 2009 and 2013

The images below compare the coastal road linking Skipsea and Tunstall from 2009 to 2013.

Skipsea to Tunstall coastal road

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