dimanche 13 mai 2012

Shell Beach (Shark Bay)

On this beach there is no sand, only shells!

Here millions of small white Coquina Shells have accumulated over time to create this unique environment. It is estimated that in some spots the shells are 10m deep. The beach stretches for over 120km around L’Haridon Bight.
Coquina limestone is a natural composite of calcite crystals and shell. Many of Shark Bay’s historical buildings used blocks of this in their construction.

A beach of shells is really rather unique! It does hurt your bare feet a bit though!


Le Carnet de Voyage
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