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You are now standing on the edge of the sea wall looking NE towards the twin towers. A great deal of work has been done in order to protect this section of the coast from flooding and erosion. A large concrete sea wall, built in 1954, extends about 200 metres from in front of the Information Centre along to the twin towers. In 1996, huge boulders, many weighing up to 6 tonnes, were placed in front of the sea wall to give extra protection. The boulders are mainly a very hard igneous rock called syenite and these are imported from Norway using flat-bottomed barges which unload the rocks at high tide. Such a form of protection is referred to as rock armour or rip-rap.

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