Coastal Dynamics

Discover the rich diversity, dynamics and need for protection of the unique nature and landscape of the Darß region. Especially during winter and spring, Baltic coast visitors can witness rapid geological processes. Rain, frost, wind and the devastating power of the waves take out a lot of the region’s cliff coast. When visiting NATUREUM you can observe another process of beach evolution. Steady surf and current cause continuous changes along the coastline. During summer, a wide sandy beach that attracts sun-seeking holiday makers stretches in front of the lighthouse. Often, all it takes is a heavy storm to let this beach disappear and wash it up somewhere else.