SX8240 : Rip Rap at Beesands

near to Beesands, Devon, Great Britain

Rip Rap at Beesands
Rip Rap at Beesands
Beesands :: SX8140
Beesands is a small village on the coast halfway between Torcross and Start Point in South Devon. Earliest records are from the 1500s. Today a small fishing and crabbing is carried out, but tourism is the main function.
Rip Rap (Rock Armour)
Rip Rap or Rock armour is used extensively around the coastline as a defence against coastal erosion. It consists of piling large boulders on top of each other to create a reef. Sometimes they are piled up against a sea wall. They work by absorbing wave energy. Often the boulders are granite or another tough rock.
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Thursday, 2 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 820 407 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:15.2680N 3:39.3959W
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