max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video: How is the East Anglian coastline standing up in the battle against the sea?

17:05 15 January 2013

An aerial photograph of Beach Road in Happisburgh.

An aerial photograph of Beach Road in Happisburgh.

THE alarming rate of coastal erosion can be seen in aerial photographer Mike Page’s latest video of the East Anglia coast.


Last month, Mr Page shared video footage filmed as he flew over the coast from Easton Bavents to Kessingland via YouTube. This was followed by footage from Great Yarmouth outer harbour to Winterton.

And now, he has shared his high-quality film showing the coastline from Winterton to Happiburgh.

The video takes in the wide open beach and the open fields of rural East Anglia but highlights just how precarious the coast is in parts as the beach narrows suddenly in certain areas.

In some spots, groins point out into the sea, protecting the precious narrow strip of sand. But how long can they protect the land beyond from the power of the sea?

How many famous landmarks can you spot?

Related articles



Talented golfer William Turner, 18,  from Shoeburyness

A teenager who has been sentenced for causing the death of his best-friend will live with his actions “forever”.

Burst water main at Southway, Colchester, October 5. Picture: Jeremy Warren

A burst water main is causing gridlock in central Colchester.

The crash happened on the A14 westbound between Stowmarket and Woolpit.

Motorists have escaped injury during a crash between a car and a lorry on the A14.

Needham Market train station. All train have been cancelled on the Cambridge to Ipswich line after an incident.

Blocked lines at Needham Market, closed after a body was found on the tracks close to the railway station, have been re-opened.

The scene of a fire at Exning Primary School. Headteacher, James Clark.

Two teenage girls have been charged with arson following a fire at Exning Primary School in September.

Staff at Sainsbury's in Bury take part in a flashmob charity Zumbathon

A Zumba flashmob caught customers at Sainsbury’s in Bury St Edmunds by surprise yesterday.

Heart FM DJ Dave Taylor during the charity busking session on the Cornhill in Ipswich where he was accompanied by his producer Nick mellamphy and students from Ipswich High School for Girls.

Heart FM breakfast DJ Dave Taylor took on a charity challenge with a difference this afternoon – learning to busk classic songs with the help of high school students.

Crown Pools in Ipswich, where a man reportedly exposed himself on Saturday.

A man has reportedly twice exposed himself to girls in the changing rooms of an Ipswich swimming pool.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Trains running between Essex and Suffolk and the capital face delays, alterations and cancellations due to a defective piece of track at Harold Wood.

Bury town centre taxi rank

A hike in Hackney Carriage fares in St Edmundsbury has been agreed, as well as consultation to go ahead on a dress code for drivers.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages