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South Shields coastline

Lizard Point

The small spit of land behind Souter Lighthouse at Lizard Point, almost replicates one of South Shields’ most famous landmarks, Marsden Rock, before half of it collapsed into the North Sea. These rocky outcrops of land, generally limestone stacks, were once part of the mainland but the actions of the sea and tides have gradually eroded them away and rockfalls have separated them and created small islets.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 60mm lens, 1/90 second, f80iso 800


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Written by curly

January 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. That’s a bit of wear on that rock. Looks really rugged!


    January 5, 2009 at 12:25 am

  2. It’s an stunning view! During my last stay in North Shields, we crossed the Tyne more than once to enjoy the views of the South side. I enjoyed the walk from Sandhaven Beach to Souter Lighthouse very much. The cliffs are breathtaking, Mardsen Rock and its history of smugglers and Lizard point as well (I didn’t know it was called that till now); the two times we took that walk, you could see all the birds on top of the huge rock chatting away. Amazing!


    January 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

  3. une belle photo de la mer qui mange la pierre avec le temps…

    john leroux

    January 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm

  4. I hope that you can continue to post. My husband and I visited South Shields a number of years ago. Your blog always remind me of that time.
    Happy New Year.


    Sarah A

    January 6, 2009 at 6:12 am

  5. This is a stunning picture Curly – great stuff!


    January 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm

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