Skip to main content


Title: Porlock Bay coastal management study : summary report July 1992
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Porlock Bay extends some four kilometres between Gore Point and Hurl stone Point. The hinterland includes Porlock Weir village and harbour, and Porlock Marsh, an area of low lying land protected from flooding by Porlock Ridge. Despite the use of groynes and shingle replenishment, the ridge has a history of breaching, notably during 1981 and 1990. The first stage of this study, finished in March 1991, dealt with the economic benefits of flood defence. The second stage commissioned in November 1991, has examined the coastal processes in Porlock Bay and the reasons for breaching of the shingle ridge. Various options for the future coastal management of the bay, including their likely environmental implications, have been assessed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersBaysCoastal management
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestSomerset
Extent: 10; + figures
Total file downloads: 331

Download PDF    Display PDF in separate tab