Winter storms have left the South West coast disfigured by huge swells that have battered the region since the start of the year.
Wind and rain in some areas, such as Dawlish in Devon, have led to the evacuation of homes and the destruction of the railway track linking Cornwall and much of Devon with the rest of the UK.
In several coastal communities, harbour walls have been smashed into rubble.
BBC News looks at the changing face of the region's coastline.
Beesands, South Devon
Lamorna Cove, Cornwall
South Milton, South Devon
Fistral Beach, Cornwall