C9241 : Sea defences, Portballintrae (1)

taken 12 years ago, near to Portballintrae, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Sea defences, Portballintrae (1)
Sea defences, Portballintrae (1)
Groynes on the western side of the beach at Portballintrae. They are in good condition. There is also protection for the cliffs/bank (top).
Sea defences, Portballintrae

The sea defences at Portballintrae, mainly wooden groynes, seem to date from the 1990’s. The construction of a small pier, at the western side of the bay, is said to have “focused wave action and led to erosion of the beach. This in turn led to increased wave attack on the soft cliffs behind the beach which was addressed by a scheme of dewatering and stabilisation of the cliffs and construction of sea defences. More recently, the sea defences have been extended and a series of groynes emplaced to try to trap sand in the bay”. The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only. I have no professional knowledge of sea defence construction.

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C9241, 21 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 3 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 923 419 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.9628N 6:32.9529W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 925 419
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Portballintrae  Beach  Groyne  Sea Defences 

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