SZ1790 : Beach and long groyne at Hengistbury Head

taken 11 years ago, near to Mudeford, Dorset, Great Britain

Beach and long groyne at Hengistbury Head
Beach and long groyne at Hengistbury Head
Looking down from the edge of the cliffs on Warren Hill, towards the long groyne at the eastern end of Hengistbury Head beach. The sandy cliffs of Hengistbury Head have been rapidly eroded over the past few centuries, mainly as a result of human activity. The primary cause of this instability was the removal of ironstone boulders from the beach and seabed (for use in iron production) here and further along the coast in Bournemouth. The Hengistbury long groyne, visible in the photo, was built in 1938 to help slow down the erosion and longshore drift. You can see that a wide beach has built up here (the tide is low) and the dunes are contained behind a fence.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 January, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 177 903 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.7240N 1:45.0404W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 174 905
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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