Redend Point Rock 6

Soft red and yellow sandstone with holes made by bees

Redend Point Rock 6 – Soft red and yellow sandstone with holes made by bees in cliffs at Redend Point in Studland Bay, Dorset, England. Part of the Eocene Creekmoor Sand of the Poole Formation and the Bracklesham Group.

6 Replies to “Redend Point Rock 6”

  1. Would love to go here……does it need to her low tide? I tried once, but either got the location wrong, or the tide was too high, not sure which. An OS grid reference would be much appreciated!



  2. Getting around Redend Point itself requires low tide but the place where I took these pictures is usually accessible regardless of tide. It is a little south of the Point itself and you can get to it from the South Beach side, parking in the National Trust car park by the Bankes Arms pub. Walk down the lane to the beach, past the great little beachside cafe, and turn left along the shore. I think the grid reference would be 039827 from the Purbeck and South Dorset Explorer Map OL15.


  3. The bee burrows were made recently, maybe last summer and over the last few years. You can often see loads of the bees hovering around the cliff in better weather.


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