View of Ferriters Cove on the Dingle PeninsulaBetween rocky outcrops and promontories at Ferriters Cove lie stretches of sandy beach with patches of water-worn beach stones and smaller pebbles. The stones are derived from a variety of Silurian strata, not only from this cove but also from the coast further to the north which is also composed of Silurian Period rocks.

3 Replies to “Beach Stones at Ferriters Cove”

  1. I’d like to be able to identify the exact nature and origin of every pebble I see but I have to content myself with photographing as many as possible and try to find out about them later. Not an easy task. Not many really useful books but one I have come across is helpful in a general way and full of lovely pebble and beach stone images (captured on a scanner apparently):
    Beach Stones, photographs by Josie Iselin and text by Margaret W. Carruthers, published 2006 by Harry N. Abrams, New York, ISBN978-0-8109-5533-2.

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