Studland Beach, Dorset

A view of flooded fields from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Studland Beach proved remarkably resilient in the face of the winter storms but the harsh weather exposed the inflexibility of hard structures such as cafes, slipways and parking facilities. One of the biggest challenges was a landslide in front of Studland Sea School and the toilet facilities.

Studland Beach proved remarkably resilient in the face of the winter storms but the harsh weather exposed the inflexibility of hard structures such as cafes, slipways and parking facilities. One of the biggest challenges was a landslide in front of Studland Sea School and the toilet facilities.

Studland’s iconic beach huts also proved vulnerable so one of the initiatives coming out of the storms has been to challenge students from the Arts University Bournemouth to design a 'future proof' beach hut able to withstand extreme weather.