The Coastal Protection Act regulates coastal protection and other types of terrain changes along the coast and is based on the same principle as earlier acts, i.e. the landowner is responsible for protecting his own property.
Through the administration of the Coastal Protection Act, coastal protection is allowed to the extent that properties are threatened by flooding or erosion caused by the sea and that the protection can be allowed on the basis of a number of considerations, including the consideration of nature and recreational interests.
The Coastal Protection Act also includes provisions concerning Danish territorial waters i.e. if solid constructions are required in Danish territorial waters, power cables, marinas, anchor buoys, etc., the Danish Coastal Authority needs to give permission upon request.