Coastal tourism is considered to be one of the fastest
growing areas of present-day tourism with its central
attributes of sand, sea and sun. In order to create
safe, stable and attractive coastal environments with
clean waters and healthy coastal habitats, it is necessary
to develop well-managed sustainable coastal tourism.
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
is the best available approach for achieving this aim.
Sustainable Coastal Tourism implies the following:
- Sustainable coastal management practices
- Clean water, air and healthy coastal
- A safe and secure recreational environment
through the management of coastal hazards, such as
erosion, storms and floods. The provision of adequate
levels of safety for boaters, swimmers and other water
- Beach restoration efforts that maintain
the recreational and attractive values of beaches
- Sound policies for wildlife and habitat
The area of present-day Koege Bay Beach Park in Greater
Copenhagen (Denmark) suffered severely from erosion.
By using land recovery methods, such as vast beach nourishment
a new beach environment was formed. Sand was collected
from lagoon areas and a 20 m wide sand dike was built
to a height of 3 m above sea level. A planting programme
on the dunes was also realised to stabilise the resource.
It gives an example of how to create a sustainable leisure
resource without creating negative environmental effects.
(Source: CM Hall "Geography of Tourism")