Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Marsden Rock and Beach

Mid January is arguably not the best time to visit Marsden Beach but we decided to go there a couple of weeks ago. A rather cold breeze was blowing off the North Sea and the air was bracing. Nevertheless, Marsden is one of my favourite beaches in the North East and is always worth a visit, even when the weather is of the brass monkey variety. The biggest feature is Marsen Rock, pictured above. We were there when the tide was in but it is possible to walk to the Rock and explore the caves when the tide goes out. The Rock did have a huge arch but this collapsed about a decade ago.

There are great examples along the beach of rock stacks, caves and rock strata. The place is something of a geologist's wet dream.

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