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Old Harry Rocks, Handfast Point, 2001. Differential erosion of the Chalk has produced a series of embayments and stacks that define this prominent headland and sediment transport boundary. Note the Chalk cliffs behind Old Harry Rocks that form the southern margin of Studland Bay. They are lower and their relative shelter results in slower rates of recession than their exposed counterparts on the headland (the cliffs to the left).