SY5485 : Breaking waves on Chesil Beach near East Bexington, Dorset

taken 4 years ago, near to West Bexington, Dorset, Great Britain

Breaking waves on Chesil Beach near East Bexington, Dorset
Breaking waves on Chesil Beach near East Bexington, Dorset
There is a strong backsuck at Chesil Beach, with the shingle continuously being dragged down the slope and then thrown back up again. It has been the site of many shipwrecks, and the backsuck, together with the steeply sloping shelf, has made it diffult for survivors to reach safety.

This also makes the beach very noisy, with the grating sound made by the shingle as it is dragged down the slope and then the thunder of it being thrown back against the pebbles remaining on the beach.

This photo shows the moment that shingle that has been sucked back is taken up by the wave again to be hurled back on to the bank.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5459 8536 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.9677N 2:38.6335W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5460 8537
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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