Photo 10 (Return)

Seaford Beach 1998. The beach that protects the resort town of Seaford has suffered a history of depletion prior to being replenished in 1987 with 1,450,000 cubic metres of marine dredged gravel. Since then, the beach has lost some volume due to removal offshore of fines during re-working of the replenished fill. Drift transports gravel eastwards where it accumulates against a large terminal rock groyne. Material is periodically recycled back to replenish western and central parts of the beach and re-profiling is undertaken.