Looking south from the cliffs of the Strangles, you can see successive headlands all the way down the coast, most of which seem to have a small rocky island sitting slightly offshore and out among the waves.

Headlands

At the base of the Strangles cliffs you can see a formation called the Northern Door, the height of its ‘doorway’ is probably around 20 metres/65 ft.

From this you can start to work out how the islands further south began. At some stage that bridge of land, seemingly just about hanging on to the rock with a fragile looking arm as it is being overwhelmed by the ever-battering seas, is going to collapse into the waves and another small island will join the others.

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