Bournemouth sea front shown heavily damaged by storms in December 1900 and January 1901. The sea wall is shown to be caved in the whole pier had to be knocked down due to public safety concerns.
Bournemouth has been built on a coastline which is eroding at a rate of 1m per year. The groynes in place have significantly reduced the amount of erosion per year since Gardner, J.S. 1880. Excursion to the Hampshire Coast refers to a loss of 100 yards of costal erosion in 30 years.
n February 2014 a landslide occurred in between Boscombe pier and Bornemouth pier where 20m strip of cliff fell on to the promenade. The promenade was then closed for clearing.
In December 2013 beach huts were smashed over cliff after being hit by slab of concrete that was believed to have dislodged from cliff after heavy rainfall from storms.