East Devon - Gigapans

Sidmouth

Sidmouth from High PeakThe view from Peak Hill east over Sidmouth, Branscombe and Beer Head in the distance. Red Triassic rocks form the lower cliffs and they are capped by younger Cretaceous Upper Greensand and Chalk.

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Beer

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Beer beach surrounded by Cretaceous Chalk. The Beer Heritage Centre is located on the steep road down to the beach and contains local information about the area.

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The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site

 
 
 
 
  • Triassic250-200 million years old
  • Jurassic200-145 million years old
  • Cretaceous145-65 million years old

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. These are showcased in the 3 rock types found along the coast.