SY8080 : Milky sea, St. Oswald's Bay, near Lulworth, Dorset

taken 3 years ago, near to West Lulworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Milky sea, St. Oswald's Bay, near Lulworth, Dorset
Milky sea, St. Oswald's Bay, near Lulworth, Dorset
The whole bay here is called St. Oswald's bay, with the nearer half known as Man O' War Bay, which faces the Man O' War Rocks seen in the sea.

A large cliff fall occurred in 2013, and the rubble is still visible on the shore in the far part of the bay, where the cliffs are stained yellow.

The milky white sea is caused by fine particles of chalk from the rock fall, and it is easy to see the current drawing the chalk out to sea and along the shore towards the viewer.

A closer view of the landslip can be seen in SY8180 : Landslip at St. Oswald's Bay, near Lulworth, Dorset. The photo also includes some people, giving a sense of the scale of the collapse.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8084 8021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.2766N 2:16.3324W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8070 8029
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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