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Rockfall covers beach with boulders on Jurassic Coast

A large section of cliff along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has collapsed into the sea in one of the area’s biggest rockfalls in decades.

Around 300m of cliff – weighing nearly 4,000 tonnes – along the coastal path near to Seatown collapsed earlier this week, with further sections of cliff said to be unstable. Dorset Council warned more of the cliff was expected to be lost.

Tuesday’s rockfall, described as the biggest in 60 years, saw part of the 130m-high cliff slide into the sea, blocking a 300m stretch of beach between Seatown and Eype Beach with boulders the size of cars.

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