The Evolution of the Coastal Dunes in the Western Belgian Coastal Plain

Rudolf De Ceunynck
Two main dune systems exist in the area west of Nieuwpoort: the Younger Dunes along the present coastline, and the Older Dunes isolated within the coastal plain near the French border and also running parallel to the coast. Both systems have recently been subjected to geological and palynological investigations. The Older dune system is believed to be older than 4300 B. P. The Younger Dune-area appears to have a complex history. A stretch of older...