Recreation and cultural heritage
The landscape and seascape can be inspirational. Many turn to the sea for Recreation and cultural heritage and this is covered here though an investigation of both Marine tourism and the Historic environment and cultural heritage. The Case study: West Coast Waters & North Coast 500 describes two examples of marine and coastal related tourism initiatives.
The Enjoyment of the sea section examines the ‘What, why and where’, ‘Contribution to the economy’, ‘Examples of socio-economic effects’, ‘Pressures on the environment’, and ‘Forward look’ for the sectors. The assessments are to support the government’s vision to show that the seas are productive in economic terms and highlight the various activities for marine planning purposes.