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Sandstone cliffs in Albufeira, Portugal


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These pictures show some of the cliff faces along the beaches at Albfeira in the Algarve region of Portugal. They clearly show how the soft sandstone is easily erdoded by wind, rain and wave action in some cases creating free-standing sandstoe pillars.

16th Apr 2007


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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

portugal, geology, erosion, sandstone

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