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Who stole our beach?
A battle to save the beach at Hopton–On–Sea is being launched after a two–year study has spotlighted the cause of the horrendous erosion. A scientific and engineering analysis, costing more than £500,000, clearly shows that since the completion of the Outer Harbour at Great Yarmouth in September 2008, the public beach has been rapidly disappearing. Now Bourne Leisure is backing a public campaign to save one of England’s most popular beaches enjoyed by thousands of families every year.
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Hopton beach map

The story so far

The colour history shows how a beach enjoyed by generations of families began to disappear suddenly after the completion of the Outer Harbour. Also includes is a timeline and a brief engineering explanation.

Hopton beach aerial view

Executive Summary and Report

The two–year study of why the beach is disappearing has been headed up by Dr. Phil Barber, established specialist in hydronomics, sediment transport and shoreline management. His conclusions are contained in this Executive Summary.

Hopton beach family

Latest news

With erosion and sand slides during last month’s bad weather, the cliff is now being secured by tonnes of rocks. A four week project is underway in which a safe passage to the beach and along the cliff top can hopefully be secured.