ROCK FORMATIONS AT THURLESTONE, DEVON (2)


Following on from the wider views of the rocks at the east end of THURLESTONE BEACH, here are some close-up views that show the wide colour and texture variations over a relatively small area.

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Thanks to Jessica Winder for confirming that the Jurassic Coast does not extend as far as Thurlestone, and ends in the Exmouth area.

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ROCK FORMATIONS AT THURLESTONE, DEVON (1)


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A long weekend spent at Thurlestone, Devon for a family event – a cheerful one – meant time to explore an unfamiliar area. And the rocks on the beach were quite unlike any we had seen before; certainly unlike anything on our part of the Dorset coast, 100 miles or so to the west. So I took some photos. Having no geological knowledge, I can’t say if this is part of the real – or even the flexibly tourist office-defined – “Jurassic Coast”, but I suspect not. Here are some of the strange bumpy many-hued formations.

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