Winter storms take toll on UK coastline
10 March 2014 Last updated at 20:08 GMT
Large stretches of the British coastline have been hit hard by storm after storm this winter, with some areas suffering the equivalent of seven years of erosion in just two months.
Now the National Trust has called for a rethink on how Britain defends its coastline and has suggested that some locations may have to to be sacrificed because the sea can no longer be stopped.
Duncan Kennedy reports.