SY6674 : Chesil Beach

near to Wyke Regis, Dorset, Great Britain

Chesil Beach
Chesil Beach
Looking towards Portland. Chesil Beach is a barrier beach formed by rising sea levels during the Flandrian Transgression at the end of the last glacial period. This pushed up the loose material from the rivers and tundra areas that extended to 45m below current sea levels to form Chesil Beach and other bars such as Slapton Sands SX8243 : Slapton Sands. Chesil Beach happens to connect the mainland to an island so is often referred to as a tombolo but the formation mechanism for most tombolos is convergent long shore drift each side of an island, creating a spit perpendicular to the island NB0400 : Corran Ra, then a bar covered at high tide SV8808 : The Bar at High Tide and then a full tombolo HU3720 : Tombolo connecting St Ninian's Isle to Shetland Mainland and NC4459 : Ardneakie. See LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 14 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 669 749 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:34.3739N 2:28.1270W
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