Rock Escarpments at Terrigal

These sandstone cliffs – between Terrigal main beach and the Haven – have been weathered by erosion.  Erosion wears away rock through the force of wind or water. As the elements erode the soft rock underneath, the hard rock tumbles down, creating cliffs and escarpments.
The sandstone is often a reddish colour from the iron it contains. It is mixed with shale deposits and some conglomerate rock.
Plants cling precariously to small pockets of soil and create an amazing landscape.  Note the tree above, with roots exposed and very windswept foliage.
A raised walkway is soon to be constructed below these majestic cliffs.

Terrigal is a beachfront area on the Central Coast of New South Wales.


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