Location 3: Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. The promenade curves outwards in a headland at the end of Victoria Road West. Coast Watchers Location 3 is at the right hand side of the headland.
There’s an inwardly curving bay here, with access steps down to the beach. We’ve called it Victoria Road West but it’s behind the children’s rides on the seafront. You’ll find easy to follow instructions and the recording point at the Location.
Beach material is a natural sea defence
It’s important that the front edge (or toe) of the stepped sea defences isn’t exposed or it could lead to damage over a period of time. Ideally, the sand, shingle and pebbles should be banked up against the bottom few steps. Calmer weather tends to deposit beach material but stormy weather can wash it away.
Beach material does its job by taking the energy out of the waves and reducing how far they travel up the steps. It also protects the man-made steps from damage and erosion.
High tides and stormy weather can happen at any time of the year. By photographing the same location lots of times we’ll be able to see how much the beach drops or is built up over time.
The aim of your photos is to show how much beach material there is on the steps of this cove.
- Hold your phone landscape (wide way on) to get most area of beach into the shot.
- Rest it lengthways on top of the sign. That way everyone’s photos are at almost the same height.
- Take at least one photo with your phone resting on the sign.
- Take a couple more photos – you can upload three online.
Then upload your photos online
You could do it on your phone while you’re at the beach. Or upload them later when you get home. (Tip: Take a photo of the sign at the recording point which includes the web address).
The photos you’ve submitted will be approved and published by admin.
Want to Post a Photo Right Now?
If you’ve been to the beach recently and taken a great photo, we’d like to see it!
It doesn’t matter whether you took it in Cleveleys or St Annes – you can add it to the Coast Watchers Timeline. Just select ‘Anywhere else’ as your location.
More about Coast Watchers
The ultimate aim of Coast Watchers is to tie your photos together with data about the wind, weather, tides and much more. There’s lots of interesting things in the Coast Watchers section, take a look.
This is a joint project between Visit Fylde Coast and the engineering team at Wyre Council. If you’ve got any comments or would like to make any suggestions please get in touch.
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