A little bit less of Fife

5.6 metre tides and heavy seas have taken big chunks out of the Fife coast this week.

Is this ‘normal’? I know sandy beaches and dune systems are dynamic and ever-changing (I’ve been amazed at the coming and going of sand and grass at Tentsmuir over the years).

Or is this connected with rising sea-levels?

It’s shocking to see this much erosion happening in 24 hours, on a quiet stretch of coast with a very settled character. It’s a mistake to see any coastline as settled now I think.

The last beach-hut was taken away the day before the big tide