We explore the towns and villages lost to the sea over centuries of coastal erosion

Dunwich was once the biggest port in our region. Now it is a handful of houses and a pub. Credit: Dunwich Museum.

We are used to hearing about modern day coastal erosion but over hundreds of year many towns and villages have been lost to the sea.

See Kate Prout's report here

Dunwich was once a thriving port and the capital of East Anglia. but a combination of heavy storms and northerly winds gradually washed the place away.

Divers occasionally find ruins and wrecks off our coastline. Credit: Rob Spray, Seasearch

Divers regularly find ruins of buildings and wrecks that have been sunk by old buildings off our coastline