The Geography Department




November 16 2002

Walton-on-the-Naze  1998


Walton-on-the-Naze  July 30 2001

Walton-on-the-Naze  September 22 2001


Walton-on-the-Naze  January 1 2001

Walton-on-the-Naze  February 15 2002

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 26 2002

Walton-on-the-Naze  November 16 2002


Walton-on-the-Naze  January 6 2003

Walton-on-the-Naze  October 30 2003


Walton-on-the-Naze  January 18 2004

Walton-on-the-Naze  June 5 2004 Naze Tower

Walton-on-the-Naze  June 5 2004

Walton-on-the-Naze  November 3 2004


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 29 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  July 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  November  2005


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2006

Walton-on-the-Naze  September 2006


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2007

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 2007


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By the Mabel Greville breakwater a winter quit has descended over a busy holiday area. Sand movement, shingle and seaweed strand lines all show well in this winter scene.







A drainage cover in the foreground, a quiet view of the managed cliffs at Walton.


Beach material piling up in the north-west corner of the groyne.


Each groyne had the same orientation of material, inferring a predominant northern direction of longshore drift.

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Rubble on the beach, which has been lowered somewhat in recent years.


Rip-rap marks the end of the managed coast and its defences.


Rubble and clay cliffs just a little larger for impact!

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The rush to engulf the steps, seen in May, has not advanced further.



The free face and a recent fall of sand.


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Along the cliff top.




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Soil horizons at the top of the cliff.



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The promontory of eroding sands, with an outlier!


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A hundred metres to the north of the tower.                                                           1022-11160019.jpg  163Kb



Pillbox on the beach.


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Sand over clay on the beach.


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Debris from the concrete track from the top of the Naze, and also some brickwork, litters the beach. a succession of ridges behind mark out the levels of this multiple slump.






To the north of the cliffs at Walton, a lagoon has formed between the beach and the sea wall on the left. Its size varies, this being the largest I have seen it.


The last of the beach nourishment from dredging at Harwich, being eaten away at the low cliff .. about 0.75 metres.



A little beach and some marram grass remain

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