Little Austi is the second beach at Austinmer, located to the north of the main beach. At its northern limit is a tall headland, surrounded by and extensive rock platform.
On top of this Headland is the Headlands Hotel, scene of the 2005/2006 Australian TV series called, strangely enough, headLand. This was taken in 2010, so it may have changed since then.
The headland rises towards the sea to form a high cliff face, with a steep drop to the rock platform below. Its a dangerous area as this sad memorial testifies.
At the base of the cliff is a flat, wide, rock platform, criss-crossed with lines in the rock. Here is a man collecting shellfish or bait.
This image shows the triangular pattern in the rock platform.
Water rushes in and out of this opening in the rocks. Its best to keep away from the edge of this type of rock platform as freak waves can catch you unawares.
Standing on the rock platform, the cliff face reveals the geology of this area, which includes and abundance of coal.
On a nearby rock platform, a keen rock fisherman prepares his kit.
Some images from the Austinmer holiday have been selected for greeting cards available in the ImageChest Etsy Store.