The beach got quite busy later on, with dog walkers and horse riding, in addition to surfing and kite flying. A great spot for a day out.
A very faded six spot burnet on creeping thistle
Sea Rocket on the beach
The tide getting low
Common Rest Harrow (thanks Hedera! from Wild about Britain)
Ringlet on Mayweed
Cernuella virgata snails
Sand Martin chicks
Sand martins flying next to the cliffs
A view of the colony of Sand Martins
Adult entering nest
A view of the low cliffs
The little creek next to the entrance to the beach, Auburn Beck
Whereas at low tide the beach is very wide, high tides can reach the cliff bases at high tide, so it pays to check the local tide times.
There are toilets and a car park (£2 in summer).
- Small tortoiseshell, 2, bramble and ragwort
- Small Copper, 2, daisy
- Green-veined white, 1 on Ragwort
- Ringlet, 1 on daisy
- Red Admiral, 3 sunbathing and flying about
- Six spot burnet, 1 on creeping thistle
- Brown Argus, 1
- Small White, 1
- Sandwich terns, flock passing by several times
- Black-headed gull
- Linnet, lots of them
- Sand Martins
- Kestrel, 2 individuals on the way.
- Collared dove
- Lesser-black backed gull
- Herring gull
- Pied wagtail
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