Photo 11 (Return)

East Cliff and East Beach, West Bay, 1993. Marine erosion of Bridport Sands has formed vertical cliffs that retreat slowly. These strata contain bands of moderately resistant calcareous sandstone that fail intermittently to form short-lived boulders at the cliff toe. Note the accessway to an old drainage outfall that has been exposed by beach erosion. Originally, it was constructed at ground level on the old beach crest. This beach experiences episodes of erosion and accretion and by 1996 much of the beach volume had been restored.