C9241 : Groynes, Portballintrae (1)

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Groynes, Portballintrae (1)
Groynes, Portballintrae (1)
The seaward end of the groyne nearest the camera in C9241 : Sea defences, Portballintrae (1). Runkerry Point, to the north/north west of Bushfoot Strand C9342 : Bushfoot Strand, Portballintrae (1) is in the background.
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, 20 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 924 419 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.9732N 6:32.9243W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 924 419
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Portballintrae  Beach  Sea  Sea Defences  Groyne 

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