SZ3485 : Stag and Arch rocks, Freshwater Bay

taken 38 years ago, near to Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Stag and Arch rocks, Freshwater Bay
Stag and Arch rocks, Freshwater Bay
The chalk rocks of these cliffs are under constant attack by wave action undercutting them. Large blocks fall away or arches form and collapse leaving stacks isolated from the main cliff. Here Stag rock is some way away from the main cliff and the closer Arch rock is the remains of a natural arch. As can be seen, it is vulnerable to the sea and in October 1992 Arch rock fell into the sea and only the bases remain.

Stag and Arch rocks in 1978: LinkExternal link also showing the third 'Mermaid' rock
In 2007: LinkExternal link - Mermaid and Stag rocks, with the base of the Arch visible.
A view from the cliffs in 2009 of the base of Arch rock: LinkExternal link
From a similar viewpoint, in 2010: LinkExternal link
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SZ3485, 156 images   (more nearby )
Contributed by
E Gammie   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
June 1980   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Natural arch   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 348 855 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.1303N 1:30.4595W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 348 856
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Coastal Erosion  Natural Arch  Stack 

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