SY5287 : On Chesil Beach

taken 6 years ago, near to Swyre, Dorset, Great Britain

On Chesil Beach
On 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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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5209 8707 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.8782N 2:40.7691W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5205 8709
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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