Sandrock - Little Fistral Newquay (S8)

To the north of Fistrals sandy beach is a rocky foreshore with Sandrock in the cliffs behind.
Sandrock was formed when the sea level was higher than now - some 190,000 years ago.
Beach sands with a high calcium carbonate content from shell material became cemented together to form the Sandrock.
At this location subsequent localised dissolution and reprecipitation by meteoric waters has resulted in the formation of vertically orientated cylindrical pipes .
Extensive patches of Hottentot Fig are in this area.
Ref:
2916
Date:
2016-02-28 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 7998 6247
Photographer:

Sandrock - Little Fistral Newquay (S8)

To the north of Fistrals sandy beach is a rocky foreshore with Sandrock in the cliffs behind.
Sandrock was formed when the sea level was higher than now - some 190,000 years ago.
Beach sands with a high calcium carbonate content from shell material became cemented together to form the Sandrock.
At this location subsequent localised dissolution and reprecipitation by meteoric waters has resulted in the formation of vertically orientated cylindrical pipes .
Extensive patches of Hottentot Fig are in this area.
Ref:
2916
Date:
2016-02-28 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 7998 6247
Photographer: