Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rossbeigh Strand

The spit at Rossbeigh projects from the southern shore of Dingle Bay, a not quite symmetric counterpart to Inch Spit on the north side. It is oriented to meet the waves coming into the bay from the west, although maybe not oriented quite well enough, since parts of this beach have suffered some significant erosion during storms.


Aside from the rock revetment along the southern end of the spit, Rossbeigh's wide sandy beach is backed by a cobble berm and dunes. At least from my limited view, it didn't look like Inch Beach had the same sort of cobble berm, suggesting some significant geologic differences between the two spits, both in terms of their formation and of the geologic materials from which they were built.

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