MAN-MADE BEACHES MORE THAN 20 YEARS ON

Franck Rough, Bernard Bellessort

Abstract


This article is an overview of the behaviour of artificial beaches based more particularly on three important examples designed by SOGREAH: La Croisette (Cannes), Larvotto (Monaco), Prado (Marseille). The main conclusions are: a man-made beach in an urban area is generally very well received by the general public, the general bahaviour of beaches has proved to be satisfactory and as forecast on the basis of sedimentological scale model studies from the following points of view: stability, water quality, safety, maintenance.

Keywords


man made beach

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