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ROCKS AND SEA FOAM AT MOUTHMILL BEACH DEVON

Stunning views of the wild, remote and treacherous North Devon Atlantic & Bristol Channel coast looking towards Hartland Point taken from Mouthmill beach. Mouthmill is west of Clovelly, North Devon, SW England, UK. Access is through the lovely Brownsham Woods which are full of bluebells in the spring. Historically the small and relatively unknown cove was used for smuggling and also for importing lime from Wales to improve soils. There is a derelict lime kiln just behind the beach. The amazing geological sea arch, Blackchurch Rock is directly behind where the shot was taken. The fingers of rock extending from the foreground and covered in sea foam or spume are eroded folded, upturned and faulted layers of rock that were subject to immense pressures in ancient geological events from the meeting of tectonic plates. This stretch of coast is also known for its hanging valleys where waterfalls plunge to the beaches as coastal erosion has terminated their natural course. One can be seen in the distance. Taken late September.

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ROCKS AND SEA FOAM AT MOUTHMILL BEACH DEVON

Stunning views of the wild, remote and treacherous North Devon Atlantic & Bristol Channel coast looking towards Hartland Point taken from Mouthmill beach. Mouthmill is west of Clovelly, North Devon, SW England, UK. Access is through the lovely Brownsham Woods which are full of bluebells in the spring. Historically the small and relatively unknown cove was used for smuggling and also for importing lime from Wales to improve soils. There is a derelict lime kiln just behind the beach. The amazing geological sea arch, Blackchurch Rock is directly behind where the shot was taken. The fingers of rock extending from the foreground and covered in sea foam or spume are eroded folded, upturned and faulted layers of rock that were subject to immense pressures in ancient geological events from the meeting of tectonic plates. This stretch of coast is also known for its hanging valleys where waterfalls plunge to the beaches as coastal erosion has terminated their natural course. One can be seen in the distance. Taken late September.

Image dimensions: 3974 x 2964 pixels