Hurst Castle Spit

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  • Hurst Castle Spit - Hampshire
    • Shingle ridge
    • Developed from longshore drift in christchurch bay
    • Sudden change in direction of the coast
      • allowed deposited shingle sediment to develop into a spit which reaches 2km out from the coastline
    • strong winds and tidal currents have shaped the spit and created a distinct curve at the end
    • groynes built to maintain spit and hurst castle


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