SY5287 : Chesil Beach

taken 7 years ago, near to West Bexington, Dorset, Great Britain

Chesil Beach
Chesil Beach
Chesil Beach is a 30 km long barrier beach, which formed as sea level rose at the end of the last ice age. It connects the Isle of Portland to the mainland and is sometimes, inaccurately, described as a tombolo. The beach is composed of shingle and is up to 200 metres wide and 15 metres high.
The pebbles are larger at the eastern end than the western end, so removing the possibility that it has been formed by Longshore Drift.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5218 8701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.8463N 2:40.6922W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5213 8703
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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