© Duncan Hutt
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Acquired in 2006, this site is interesting for its geology; a large wave-cut platform with many shallow rock pools. The beach has also achieved a Quality Coast Award and is listed in the Good Beach Guide.
Five species of crab have been recorded, including the porcelain crab, and both butterfish and shanny have also been seen. There is a good variety of seaweeds, including kelp and the pink, feathery coral weed. The site extends up to the sand dunes and is used by a wide variety of wading birds, including turnstone, purple sandpiper, sanderling and ringed plover.