England: Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach is an amazing barrier beach, a strip of land consisting entirely of equally sized perfectly shaped pebbles, stretching for miles along the coast. It is part of the Jurassic Coast National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The pebbles are colorful and amazingly similar in shape and size. Such beach structure is known as shingle beach and they are not common in UK, but plentiful in New Zealand. The depth drops off sharply at the rim of the beach and the waves pound the pebbles quite relentlessly, shaping and grading then ever further.

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