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Old 17-09-2017, 08:55
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Hello all,
This is my first post so please be gentle with me :-)
I live by the sea in Essex and will be moving to Sheffield next year to be near my grandchildren. I will definitely need a caravan on the coast as a bolt hole though, as I will miss the sea!
I'm a bit concerned about coastal erosion however. I have seen a lovely quiet site on the cliffs at Hornsea, very affordable, but the cliffs seem to be crumbling..2m a year I read. Same at Withernsea, although there are a couple of sites that seems to be on the flat. Also seen some chalets there. Is that any better?
Can anyone advise the situation if you suddenly find the pitch you are on getting nearer and nearer the edge? Does the park have to re-site you or do they tell you to remove it and dispose of it if you don't? I'm looking at going in at the very bottom end of the market firstly, but even so I am scared of making a mistake.
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Jane :-)
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It can happen. We are on a site which has a steep cliff. We are not on the front row so don't feel in any danger, but wouldn't like to be right on the edge. We had a cliff fall a couple of months ago about 100 yards up from the site. A few years ago the site next to ours had a cliff fall and several of the vans were left hanging over the edge. As far as I know a few people left and the others had their vans re-positioned but not in as good and area of the site. I'd go for somewhere with a flatter site or at least one where the vans aren't on the edge. This is a video of the caravans hanging over the cliff edge (if it will load).
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Old 17-09-2017, 15:44
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I would advise you to stay away from sites on a cliff edge. The only reason I give is that its common sense. If the cliffs are eroding, you wouldn't catch me anywhere near them either in a static or walking near them.

Pick a park that is on flat land.
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Old 17-09-2017, 18:42
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Most of the East Yorks coast is eroding and the current thinking seems to be to let nature take it's course.
I personally do not think anything within say 100 yards of a cliff edge is a long term prospect but others may not agree.
As to what site owners have to do in the cliff edge scenario, I think it is basically the same as always, i.e. Whatever they feel like as it is their land and the caravan owners are at their mercy.
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Oooh. Thanks all for the input. I think you've just confirmed what I was feeling...that it's a problem waiting to happen. There is the golden sands at Withernsea who have built a new site on opposite side of the road to the original because this did happen. I wil investigate that as they seem quite friendly and reasonable too. Anyone have experience of the Golden Sands Withernsea please? I may ecen think about a chalet..would I be banned for uttering such obscenities? ;-)
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