6th Annual Overview 2001 / 2002
Cardigan Bay Coastal Group
The following concerns have been taken from the Members Reports and the monitoring information
supplied above: o Dune erosion at Poppit Sands in the Teifi estuary;
o Pen-yr-Ergyd – The continued erosion of material at the root of the spit may
eventually lead to a breach if left unabated;
o Aberporth – The lowering of the berm in front of the channel could lead to an increase
in the exposure of the sea defences behind the beach;
o South Beach Aberaeron – The continuing loss of material below MHWS;
o Llansantffraed – The continued erosion at all levels of the beach;
o Tan-y-Bwlch – The slight erosion on Profile 6 at crest level;
o South Marine Terrace – The removal of the material to the southern end of the beach
which increases the susceptibility of the structure to future storm damage;
o Victoria and Marine Terrace – Continued erosion to the southern end of Marine
Terrace and the further exposure of the sheet piling toe protection;
o Borth – The continued erosion of the shingle bank especially on the southern end,
which provides the main defence for Borth Village.
Tywyn to Afon Dysynni frontage due to capital works scheme being delayed;
Abererch sand dune system;
Private coast protection works being carried out at Hafan y Mor (old Butlins site) –
working practices are causing damage to veneer beach.
It should be further noted that the Group has expressed its continued concern over the state of the
Flood Warning system operated by the Environment Agency, particularly in the North Cardigan Bay
Martin Wright Associates