|A natural arch,
cut through the rock by the action of waves. 3 Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
showing a stack where a wave cut arch has collapsed. Dingle Bay, Co.Kerry.
|Worm's Head, Gower
Peninsula. A headland showing a large natural arch and, at its outer end, a stack.
The level tops
of the cliffs at Rhossili, Gower Peninsula, are clear evidence for an earlier, higher sea
|A small rocky bay,
the tide is out at 3 Cliffs Bay you can walk beyond the 3 cliffs on golden sand. When the
tide is in...
|Many of our shores
are littered with wreckage and remnants. This old anchor lies on a Welsh beach.
views of Southport Pier. Many seaside towns have piers, built during the 19th and early
20th centuries. Many of them are now in a poor state of repair and need to undergo serious
repair and refurbishment.
Stacks, formed where
the sea has eroded through softer parts of a headland are
particularly common in limestone coastlines such as her on the
famous Isle of Capri, in southern Italy
These stacks, also in
Capri, still have a small connection to the mainland. In the
foreground of this picture you can clearly see a precipitous coastal
walk with its flights of steep steps.
they have been cut open by erosion, cliffs are good places to see
the structures of the rocks. Here, on the Greek island of Zakynthos,
you can clearly see the way that the rocks are formed from layers
(or "beds") which were laid down on the floor of some ancient sea
and later tilted by earth movements.
Just a little further
along the coast are these natural arches, where slightly softer rock
has been worn through by the action of waves. These could eventually
collapse leaving stacks.