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North facing Chalk cliffs on the southern margin of Studland Bay, 2001. Shelter from prevailing SW waves afforded by Handfast Point results in relatively slow recession and parts of the cliff face have become vegetated. The clean cliff toes, basal notching and narrow shore platforms cut in the Chalk provide evidence of some continuing marine erosion. Small quantities of flints are released as the cliffs erode forming thin pocket beaches within the cliff embayments.