SY5187 : Cogden (Chesil) Beach

taken 7 years ago, near to Swyre, Dorset, Great Britain

Cogden (Chesil) Beach
Cogden (Chesil) Beach
Cogden Beach :: SY5088
Cogden Beach is owned by the National Trust. It is at the western end of Chesil beach. The beach is used by anglers and is an unofficial naturist spot. Behind the beach is Burton Mere an important spot for birds.
Chesil Beach
Chesil Beach is a 30 km long barrier beach, which formed as sea level rose at the end of the last ice age. It connects the Isle of Portland to the mainland and is sometimes, inaccurately, described as a tombolo. The beach is composed of shingle and is up to 200 metres wide and 15 metres high.
The pebbles are larger at the eastern end than the western end, so removing the possibility that it has been formed by Longshore Drift.
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SY5187, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5145 8743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.0693N 2:41.3155W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5147 8747
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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