The visible buildings are the old, quaint part of Heysham village, in considerable contrast to the soulless remainder of the village inland.
The sea wall, together with newer coastal defences nearer Morecambe, have allegedly exacerbated erosion of the unprotected headland, threatening the ancient chapel, church and cemetery (the latter was still in use until 1990). However, the unique natural habitat relies on erosion for its continued vitality, so this seems an awkward conflict.
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