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Swanage and Studland

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Methodology - Swanage and Studland In order to help me with the study of Swanage and Studland I must carry out a number of research tasks. During my day in Swanage, I used a number of different techniques for gathering data, in order to help me answer the hypothesis. However to further my answer I will collate data from another different coastal resort in order to make connections and compare the data I collected. I will also use secondary data. This is data that has already been collected by someone else. I will be using this type of data to obtain statistical evidence concerning Swanage in general as a tourist destination and tourism in the UK. I will use secondary data sources such as libraries, textbooks and online sources. Primary data The term primary is used to describe the data that I will collect during my visit to Swanage. Primary data is data that is collected from a first class source. I was able to complete tasks investigating Swanage and the people in Swanage to enable me to obtain evidence concerning Swanage as a popular tourism resort. The Sphere of Influence The sphere of influence is also referred to as the 'catchment area'. It is the term used to describe the area around a town or city that influences people to visit. ...read more.

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At this location we took pictures and field sketched the famous chalk coastal features, the arches, the caves, the stacks and stumps. After about ten minutes at the rocks we walked back to the beach and the coach and there was about a five to ten minute drive to Swanage. The resort of Swanage was a lot busier, in terms of tourists. I think that there were many more tourists in this resort because there were a lot of shops in the area as well as a large beach. On Swanage's wide and long beach I completed another quadrat survey, and an environmental survey. There were about 10 disciplines to rate the four different locations on. The ten disciplines were Beach width, Sand/stone beach, Shelter, Wave Height, Litter, Pollution, Glass, Crowding, Seaweed and Safety. Beach width is important because, in terms of tourism more people can fit on the beach, improving tourism in one respect, but the busier it is the resort is the more people will be put off by the crowds. In terms of coastal erosion, the best defence against destructive waves is a wide sandy beach as the energy used up to travel up the beach towards the town or cliffs will slow them greatly if not prevent the waves from reaching the other end of the beach and the sea wall. ...read more.

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The next factor links in with the three attractiveness fields as little of this will score a five but also attract more tourists. Seaweed can put off tourists because, primarily it is usually very smelly, and also most people do not wear shoes on the beach and it is not very desirable to walk on the seaweed. I don't think seaweed has an adverse effect on slowing the waves so in terms of coastal conservation seaweed doesn't have an effect. Safety can also have an effect on tourism because if a tourist doesn't feel safe, if there is a danger of a rockslide, for example, most would avoid the area. This can affect tourism as some may not travel if there is reputation for rockslides in the area. Another more recent example is where coastal erosion has threatened a block of flats above the cliffs in nearby Lulworth coves, should this have been a hotel, tourists may have been deterred from staying in this hotel as their safety is threatened. I think that factors that have attracted more people to Swanage than Studland are: > More shopping facilities. There are large chain stores such as Boots, New Look and Safeway. > More facilities, such as hotels, restaurants and a theatre. > A wider and 100% sandy beach with no seaweed and rocks as Studland has. > Swanage has built up a bigger reputation as a seaside resort for over one hundred years. > > > > ...read more.

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