Coastal Use Conflicts: The Case of Hondarribia Inlet, Spain


  • M.A. Losada
  • R. Medina
  • J.M. Desire


Coastal uses, inlet evolution, inlet protection works


The morphodynamics of coastal inlets are often modified by human action mainly by shoreline protection works and by inlet navigational improvements. Many old coastal features have disappeared due to this modification, but new coastal zones have also appeared. The human imposed dynamics of these new areas condition their utility for human needs. Changes to Hondarribia Inlet (Spain), due to protection works, have created a new coastal area. The use of this new area has produced conflicts. In this paper an overall proposal is presented which gives an harmonic solution to these conflicts.

Author Biographies

M.A. Losada

R. Medina

J.M. Desire