IMPACT OF YACHTING MARINAS ON BEACHES

J.P. Lepetit

Abstract


The development of tourism resulted in the construction of very many small yachting harbours along the French Mediterranean shore during recent years. Some of them were constructed on the rocky foreland located at the end of sandy beaches. Such beaches being a priori stable, no particular sedimentation investigation was carried out. In several cases, the construction of a port led to rapid evolution of the beach, accretion occurring in the vicinity of the port and erosion elsewhere.

Keywords


yachting; marina; yachting marina

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