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Sand retreats from Langland Bay

By SWEPnino  |  Posted: February 13, 2014

Langland Bay, where once there was sand

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Langland Bay is known for its golden sands - only right now there isn't so much of it.

This photo taken after the recent heavy weather shows how the sand has retreated back away from the shoreline, exposing piping which it previously covered.

It is just some of the dramatic changes to our South Wales coastlines which the fierce storms have brought over recent weeks.

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  • jackaranda  |  February 16 2014, 6:17PM

    can i just say that langland was always a pebbly beach when i used to play on it as a kid.

  • mikestarwood  |  February 15 2014, 3:51PM

    Things change. UK was once joined to France. Why does everyone expect the world to stay exactly the same. Of course the coastline is going to change. That's normal. busdriver - of course the climate changes. It's been changing for billions of years. So what? It's normal. It would be more worrying if it didn't change.

  • charioteer17  |  February 14 2014, 9:59PM

    Bus_driver The great storms of 1703, 1881, 1987_____this climate change is taking a long time to change and the wolly jumper must be getting a bit old.

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  • PJL1967  |  February 14 2014, 9:33PM

    Thanks you for that information PaulHadfield. Can you tell us what happens to our beaches when the missing alluvial sand is replaced during storms by blunt sand? A lot like Langland Bay perhaps? Also, maybe you can tell us whether you think removing 27 million tonnes of sand from the sea bed off Gower over the next 15 years is, in your opinion, sustainable? See Evening Post article below for more info: http://tinyurl.com/q9ol3ru

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  • Zoomer  |  February 14 2014, 4:56PM

    Look everybody, stop worrying. Pretty soon we can have a Tarmac beach, just like they have in Porthcawl !

  • the_busdriver  |  February 14 2014, 12:01PM

    Of course the extreme storms we have been experiencing has had an effect on the coast line just have a look around the country. Sand dunes decimated, turned into shear sand cliffs in places, whether mother nature will "heal" the damage only time will tell. And if anyone still doesn't believe Climate change or (global warming) as the scare mongering press put it, is not happening you must have the proverbial woollen jumper pulled up over your eyes.

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  • deridu  |  February 14 2014, 11:07AM

    plj...yes you are so right, we have no say when it comes to decisions these days, no onne listens to us,,the people who voted them in. Who is going to replace the sand now.NO visitors will want to come here as things are now

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  • PaulHadfield  |  February 14 2014, 11:06AM

    The dredged sand from the Bristol Channel is alluvial sand (Prehistoric) it arrives from fresh water wells from under the strata of the sea bed - the sand that is delivered and taken away by the tide is blunt, and does not meet national building specifications, the alluvial sand you might say is virgin, and has not been washed around the fore shores making it blunt, the dredging is licensed tonnage is monitored, and it is not a sustainable commodity sea dredged aggregates will not be available for many more years, sea dredged aggregates take the pressure off the land sand sites, which devastate the environment and local ecology

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  • PJL1967  |  February 14 2014, 9:58AM

    Have theses recent storms shown us the consequences of dredging ship loads of sand off the sea bed around Gower?

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