SS1443 : The Landing Beach, Lundy

taken 8 years ago, near to Race, The [water Feature], Devon, Great Britain

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The Landing Beach, Lundy
The Landing Beach, Lundy
It is high tide and the beach is covered, but this is the only beach on Lundy accessible to a vehicle. An inflatable has just been pulled ashore on the slipway, not without some effort, watched by a sizeable crowd who have recently arrived on the MS Oldenburg. The Land Rover belongs to the Landmark Trust. Note the substantial construction of the Beach Road which gives access to the pier from the village.
Lundy Island :: SS1343

Lundy is an island in the Bristol Channel three miles long and half a mile wide. The closest point on the mainland is Hartland Point 11 miles away. Geologically Lundy is a granite mass formed about 50 million years ago and it is surrounded by steep cliffs, which have historically made it a natural fortress, although the island's interior is fairly flat. It is now owned by the National Trust but managed by the Landmark Trust which has a number of holiday cottages available to visitors. In the summer months the MS Oldenburg provides a ferry service to north Devon but in winter the only connection with the mainland is by helicopter. Lundy has a church, a pub and a shop, and is known for its wildlife and rock climbing. In 1986 the island was designated Britain's first statutory marine nature reserve.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 1425 4382 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.8035N 4:39.4802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 1424 4383
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Land Rover  Inflatable Boat  Cliffs 

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