Cliff falls into the sea in Sussex
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How should the UK deal with coastal erosion?

11 April 2014 Last updated at 07:39 BST

Heavy storms and high tides this winter have had a lasting effect on the UK's coastline. So what is the best way to protect damaged areas in the future?

The country's largest landowner The National Trust is calling for more discussion on the options as it manages the 702 miles (1130km) of coastline under its care.

John Maguire reports.