Stair Hole

Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove photographed just before sunset. The foreground gives us a good idea of how Lulworth Cove (beyond) formed as the sea first broke through Portland limestone and then eroded the softer sands and clays to landward. Look for the Lulworth Crumple between Stair Hole and the Cove; layers of strata concertinaed by the tectonic forces that upended the rocks of the Jurassic Coast as Africa collided with Europe.