Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) cluster on the cliffs at Seatown in Dorset, England, along the World Heritage designated Jurassic Coast. They form carpets on the cliff top edges and occupy isolated ledges of collapsed material on the cliff face.

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

The cliffs of the east side of the beach at Seatown, Dorset, England

The cliffs of the east side of the beach at Seatown, Dorset, England

5 Replies to “Seatown Sea Thrift”

  1. You are correct. The cliffs are dangerous. This is true for much of the Jurassic Coastline. At Seatown the lower reaches of the cliffs are composed of a kind of soft clay which slips easily and then the harder sandstones above it collapse. The beach is littered with huge boulders at the east end of the shore (appearing in later posts). I should wear a hard hart to go close to the cliffs but that wouldn’t help if there was a land slip. It would all be very sudden and fatal. Tragically this has happened quite a few times lately at nearby Bridport and Burton Bradstock.

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