SZ3090 : Hurst Beach from a rocky groyne

taken 11 years ago, near to Keyhaven, Hampshire, Great Britain

Hurst Beach from a rocky groyne
Hurst Beach from a rocky groyne
The pebble bank extending off into the distance is part of Hurst Spit - this is the seaward side, facing the prevailing winds from the southwest. There is a long reach and large waves often exert themselves against the steep bank. There is a strong undertow, and swimming off this beach is prohibited. The rocks in the foreground are part of a lumpy groyne. A nearby plaque says that the stone came from Norway, put here in the 1990s during work on the sea defences. The red post on the right is a danger marker, although I have no idea what the bent pipe sticking out of the top is for - it is connected to a sunken drum via a pipe.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 July, 2007
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 3036 9041 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.7521N 1:34.2817W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 2993 9072
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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