Edge of the World!

amazing sceneries

Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.

The chalk was formed in the Late Cretaceous period, between 65 and 100 million years ago, when the area was under the sea. During the Cenozoic Era the chalk was uplifted (see Cenozoic Era). When the last Ice Age ended, sea levels rose and the English Channel formed, cutting into the chalk to form the dramatic cliffs along the Sussex coast. [Source]

Photo by: RHYS Davies

 

46 thoughts on “Edge of the World!

  1. Stunning picture of a stunning mark of Mother Nature. Thank you for sharing some of the history associated with it as well. :D
    PS~ Thank you for stopping by my blog. I had to go make some corrections this morning as I posted the incorrect one, but … that’s how it goes. I appreciate your time!

    • I understand why it could be difficult to imagine something like this. You have to see it for yourself at least once to truly believe that something so magnificent exists.

  2. We took the Ferry from Dover to France and of course took lots of photos of the White Cliffs, but this is spectacular. I could never walk out there, I’d have to crawl and hang on to the grass.

  3. Wow, amazing image and cool info! I remember seeing the white cliffs of Dover when coming from Holland on a ferry once, really stunning, but this cliff is clearly on a whole other scale!

    Great post, thanks for sharing :)

    Rohan.

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