Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth) Photo

Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset

Ironstone boulders on the beach at Hengistbury Head

These ironstone boulders have fallen from the soft cliff-face onto the beach below. The ore from the headland has been used for centuries. The large-scale removal of the boulders removed a natural sea-defence from the foot of the cliffs and accelerated marine erosion of the headland. This photo was taken at low tide.

© Jim Champion and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth), South West England

Date taken / added: 31st Mar 2007

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