Second-home tourism in coastal risk areas

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Subtitle: a Portuguese case
Author list: Pinho L., Albuquerque H., Martins F.
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Publication year: 2012
Start page: 343
End page: 362
Number of pages: 20
ISBN: 978-161470876-6
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Coastal zones are preferential tourism areas. In this way, the
exponential increase of second home tourism in the last years should be
highlighted. The excessive occupation of coastal areas, associated with
private economic interests, has brought negative consequences on the
land use management, with the massive building construction and
buildings that are not coherent and well localized. More and more we see
a lot of situations of second homes in coastal risk areas. We will
present the Furadouro case-study, in Central Portugal, which is
illustrative of this problem. This coastal area presents on the one hand
the pronounced shoreline retreat and on the other the excessive
urbanization (2/3 of second homes). It depends on coastal defense
protection structures. Is this local population conscious of the
coastline changes and coastal risks they are exposed to? The
implementation of planning strategies and sustainable tourism, promoting
a correct land use management under the acceptable ecosystem limits
changes, which can use tourist activities as a way to improve the
biodiversity conservation is urgent.© 2012 by Nova Science Publishers,
Inc. All rights reserved.




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