I-Spy at the Seaside



I-Spy on the Pavement was published in 1961. Have a look at the style of the writing and images. There is always a description, a question and a points value. How many 'chair menders' have you seen on the pavement in your town/city?




Cliffs and Wave Cut Platforms


Seven Sisters, 160 metre high chalk cliffs in East Sussex, UK.

Boulder Clay Cliffs, Criccieth, North Wales, UK

Boulder Clay cliffs at Criccieth, North Wales, UK.

Selwick Bay - Wave Cut Platform, looking towards Molk Hole

Selwick Bay - Wave Cut Platform, looking towards Molk Hole, East Yorkshire, UK.

erosion | angle | steep | shallow | wave cut notch | undercutting | rockfall


Arches, Stacks and Stumps

Durdle Door

Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, Dorset, UK.

Old Man of Hoy

The Old Man of Hoy, a 137 metre sea stack of red sandstone on the west coast of the island of Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

weakness | cave | roof collapse | erosion


Bays and Headlands

Cape Wrath

Cape Wrath is a cape in Sutherland, Highland, in northern Scotland.

Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK.

erosion | resistance | geology | exposed | sheltered


Bays and Headlands

spurn head

Spurn Head, a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, UK.

deposition | sediment | longshore drift | shallow sea | sudden change in the direction of the coast


I-Spy at the Seaside Task

I-SPy at the Seaside

Produce your own version of 'I-Spy at the Seaside - Coastal Landforms'. Your booklet should include descriptions, a question and an image of each of the following:

  • cliffs and wave cut platforms
  • arches, stacks and stumps
  • bays and headlands
  • spits

You will find key terms listed to help you include as much geography as possible. Don't forget to give everything a points value!



How many points would you score on this coastal journey?