Christchurch Bay- Cliff Collapse - Case Study - GCSE Geography


Christchurch Bay, Bournemouth

How quickly are the cliffs getting eroded?

1-2 metres per year

Why is it getting eroded?

Open coastline exposed to 3000 mile fetch which make destructive waves

Social Impact 1

lost homes

Social impact 2

homes loose value

Social Impact 3

expensive to insure houses

Social impact 4


Economic Impact 1

roads and railways under threat

Economic Impact 2

tourists dont visit

Environmental Impact 1

cliff collapse unattractive

Environmental Impact 2

Exposes fossils

Environmental Impact 3

habitats lost