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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