Designations: GCR (No: 1494), SSSI
GCR block / key theme: Permian - Triassic
Associated SSSI: Berry Head to Sharkham Point SSSI
GCR Statement of Interest: The wave cut platform here exposes two sets of red sandstone filled fissures (dykes). Some of the fissures are lined by large sparry calcite crystals. The fissure cut into the Devonian Torquay Limestone and they mark the initial stages of continental deposition in the Permo-Triassic basin of south-west England on a basement of much older Palaeozoic rocks.