The sea defence gabion at Port Eynon, on the Gower Peninsula’s south coast, differs from the ones already mentioned in Jessica’s Nature Blog. At Chesil Cove in Dorset and Seaton in Devon, the barrier of rocks or pebbles is contained within a number of metal and/or plastic cages stacked one on top of another to form a wall. At Port Eynon, it appears to be one single long metal wire cage on a concrete base and with a concrete topping.
The sea defence is positioned between the Youth Hostel and the beach at Port Eynon, and right on the Coastal Path. The rounded cobbles and angular fragmentary rocks within the cage seem to be local in origin and many are encrusted by yellow lichen.
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