Chesil Beach on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is world famous for its pebbles. Whilst the majority of them may be flint or chert, there is a truly amazing variety of other rock types represented in the pebbles. They come from the strata on the adjacent Isle of Portland – as well as from further west along this south coast stretch of England. Lots of pebbles, for example, are thought to have travelled by long-shore drift from Devon.
Here are a few of the different colours, textures and patterns in pebbles that I photographed down on the water’s edge at Chesil Cove.
There is more about pebbles from this location in my earlier post: Pebbles from Chesil Cove, Portland.
You can also find lots more information about Chesil Beach – Pebbles in the highly referenced and illustrated website created by the professional geologist Ian West with David Harvey.
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