East Yorkshire caravan parks facing coastal erosion threat

Caravan parks in Skipsea are particularly under threat
Caravan parks in Skipsea are particularly under threat

Monday, 28, May 2012 11:07

by Tom Lowenstein

Coastal caravan parks in the East Riding of Yorkshire are getting smaller as the ravages of the sea claims more land each year.

On average, coastal erosion in East Riding takes 2.5m of land each year, but in some places this figure is even higher.

Locals say that they are just waiting for buildings to be swallowed by the ever-encroaching cliff face as it creeps closer and closer, the Bridlington Free Press reported.

The coastal stretch along the east coast is home to numerous popular caravan parks, including Skipsea Sands Holiday Park and Seaside Caravan Park Ulrome, but the battering high tides are removing more of the nearby cliff face each year.

Speaking to the newspaper, Skipsea Parish Council chairman Jerry Loft said: "The erosion has been getting worse over the past five or six years and now we're getting huge cracks appearing on a weekly basis.

"I would think that if they put groins back in it might take a bit of the force out of the sea, but as it is we're losing great swathes of land."

East Yorkshire isn't the only part of the UK facing this problem - last year, 13 caravans at the Porthkerry Leisure Park on the Welsh coast had a narrow escape when a landslide left them perched on the edge of the cliff.

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

Riddings village residents protest against caravan site plan

Residents of Riddings village don't want anymore traffic on their roads

A new plan for a caravan park in Derbyshire has caused residents to send letters of opposition and a petition to the county council asking them to halt the project

Stolen caravan upholstery- replacement help.

We have a 2009 Sterling Europa 540. A few weeks ago it was broken into and half the seats where taken! We are tryi...

Buccaneer floor delamination on 6mnth old van

I have a 6 mth old Buccaneer Cutter. The floor has delaminated as well as other infuriating faults. I contacted my...

Help identify my caravan

Just bought what I belive to be a sprite caravan here in Canada, would like to know how to tell the year and model...

Megan dynamique 2012 1,9 diesel convertible

Megan dynamique 2012 1,9 diesel convertible,c would any one tell me if this is suitable for towing a Swift Challen...

Winter in the Sun

Hi Thinking of taking the caravan to Spain in the New Year for a couple of months.  Can anyone give me some advice...

Compass Omega 900 2 berth

Hi just joined i have just bought a Compass Omega 900 2 berth caravan and would like to know more about it ie. Yea...

Bailey Unicorn Cadiz

Our new caravan bought April 2016 is giving us big headache. Apart from the shower that hasn't been fully sealed, ...

bailey pageant gas isolator location

Looking for some advice, just got a new to me 2009 series 7 bretagne and im haveing trouble finding the gas isolat...

Tyres on series 2 Barcelona

I have just had to change all 4 michelin tyres on my caravan because of severe cracking on the side walls, the dat...

DSG Experiences

Has anyone got any thoughts or experiences of towing with a VW DSG vehicle wether it be a 6 or 7 speed box .I woul...

For Sale

Burstner Nexxo t720 - 2012 - £44995

Burnster Nexxo t720

Low Low profile chasis motorhome

Rapido A-Class 999M - 2009 - £54995

Rapido A class 999M

This flagship Rapido model is based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis (very rare) with the fantastic Mercedes 3.

Monaco Knight 38 PDQ - 2006 - £79995


THE most practical RV layout ever on the market with four slide out rooms, full cream leather interior and light oak cabinetry creates even greater feeling of space.

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69 PL (auto) - 2011 - £61995

Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69 PL

One of the best build qualities in the industry including aluminium sandwich construction, deep double floor and front electric thermo windscreen blind make this motorhome fully winterised.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.

Caravan site gutted in huge fire causing £1m in damage

Burnt out caravans at the site. Pics from Devon & Somerset Fire Service

An enormous fire has ripped through 160 caravans causing £1 million in damage at a site in Somerset

Caravan dealership launches new online store

Managing director Chris Talbot

Cheshire's largest caravan dealership, Leisure Sales, has unveiled its brand new online accessory store

Caravan manufacturer invests £8 million in new facility

Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works

Manufacturers Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire