Challenges and opportunities for coastal recreation and tourism at the 21st century

D. Johnson, H. D. Smith, J. S. Potts

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Hall and Page (1999) state that tourism, recreation and leisure are generally seen as a set of interrelated and overlapping concepts. The motivation to participate in these activities at the coast has changed little over the last century and the same factors are likely to persuade us to continue to want to enjoy the coast during our free time in the twenty-first century. Coastal locations offer us an opportunity to feel healthier, have fun, be free, learn, explore, experience new as well as familiar places, test ourselves, say ‘we were there’, collect memories, be alone or be together. Collectively and individually we value the coast aesthetically and materially.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a Sustainable Future
EditorsJonathan S. Potts, Hance D. Smith
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780203391341
ISBN (Print) 0-415-32945-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Maritime Research


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