This photo was taken shortly after the biggest landslip in Lyme Regis for over 21 years. In the evening of 6th May 2008, and following a very wet season, more than 400 metres of cliff suddenly collapsed onto the beach covering it with tonnes of rubble and massive clay boulders. Fortunately the tide was in, the beach was deserted, and no one was injured, but earlier in the week the area had been packed with fossil hunters. No doubt when the cliffs become more stable, the area will provide rich pickings for the thousands of fossil hunters who visit Lyme Regis each year.
The East Cliff Panorama
on the menu below shows these same cliffs before the landslip took place.