Dragon’s teeth seen on the beach.

A once gravel car park now made up and “Pay & Display” marks a gap in Hordle cliffs near Lymington Hampshire, known locally as Paddy’s Gap. A natural small valley leads down to the sea and must have been identified in WW2 as a area of risk  for landings. The high ground of the path to the sea is overlooked by a pill box. 20 years ago there was a cut in the cliffs allowing access  to the beach the gap had several lines of anti tank blocks (sometimes called dragons teeth) to prevent tanks that could be landed on the beach pushing up the gap in land, erosion has led to the soft cliffs flowing down hill towards the sea engulfing the gap to the beach and the anti tank blocks apart from 2 which lay on their sides on the wave line. Officially the beach is not accessible today from the site of the gap

Path from car park to the sea
Path from car park to the sea
Pill Box covering the way up from the sea
Pill Box covering the way up from the sea
remains of dead dragons
remains of dead dragons
The now lost Gap
The now lost Gap
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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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