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Snapshots

  1. Offshore Breakwater

    Snapshot Title: Offshore Breakwater
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Sidmouth, East Devon
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The breakwaters have been constructed using rock armour from Norway. The rock is Larvikite, a type of granite quarried for decorative stone. Many banks use it and as a result it is known as 'bank ston...



  2. Wreck site of the container ship MSC Napoli

    Snapshot Title: Wreck site of the container ship MSC Napoli
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Sidmouth, East Devon
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The 62,000 tonne container ship the MSC Napoli was run aground on a shallow sandbank off Branscombe Beach in Feb 2006 having been badly damaged and abandoned by the crew. Several containers were washe...



  3. Beer Head and the Hooken Landslide

    Snapshot Title: Beer Head and the Hooken Landslide
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Sidmouth, East Devon
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The Chalk forms the white cliffs at Beer Head. The spectacular Hooken landslide. The coast path descends through the landslide, passing spectacular chalk pinnacles.



  4. Cliff Fall

    Snapshot Title: Cliff Fall
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Sidmouth, East Devon
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A large cliff fall that took place in the winter of 2005/6. Erosion maintains the geological interests within the World Heritage Site by providing fresh exposures of the rocks within the cliffs and fo...



  5. Pennington Point

    Snapshot Title: Pennington Point
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Sidmouth, East Devon
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Sidmouth's famous red cliffs here at Pennington Point form part of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The natural interests are maintained by erosion but that erosion is a source of ...