The maritime environment includes both the water resource of the terrestrial coast and estuarine and coastal inshore waters. This book, for undergraduate students and those training in the field, relates the need to manage water-based leisure activities with the need to manage the maritime environment on which they depend.
Part One: Concepts. Maritime leisure. Sustainable enjoyment - the need for leisure management at the coast. Part Two: The coastal recreation environment. Working with change: wind, waves and tides. Limitations for coastal recreation. Water quality and pollution. Planning and the provision of marine recreation facilities. Part Three: Operation and safety. Small craft equipment, operations and organisations. Sea school management. Marinas and yachting. Commercial harbour operations and recreation. Part Four: Management. Looking ashore: a comparison with inland waters and waterways. Coastal Recreation strategies. Coastal management plans. Legislation of self-regulation. Summary. Index.