Stolford Beach

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Stolford represents the most easterly coastal exposures of the Jurassic Lias in Somerset. There are no cliffs here, just a large foreshore platform consisting of limestone and shale bands. Sadly, the foreshore platform is often covered in algae and mud, making collecting quite hard. This camera was installed and is maintained by the Environment Agency and can be viewed here. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0.The village of Stolford in coastal Somerset has become the UK’s first place to benefit from a flood defence scheme pioneered in the Netherlands. 20 properties and around 70 hectares of agricultural land in the remote community overlooking the Bristol Channel will benefit from the new ‘Hillblock’ system, a form of block revetment. This form of defence, used extensively in Holland, will provide a higher standard of flood protection than the village’s current coastal defences and will also be cheaper to maintain.