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Whitecliff Bay

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50°40'12"-01°05'48" show decimal

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Whitecliff Bay
Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Whitecliff Bay is a sheltered cove on the south-eastern side of the Isle; the cliffs expose rocks dating back to Palaeocene to late Eocene, and is a popular place to find fossils!

How to get here:

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Road: From the Fishbourne ferry port, head along Fishbourne Lane and then turn left onto the A3054 towards Ryde. From there take the A3055 towards Brading. Passing through Brading, turn left onto the B3395, and then bear left continuing towards Bembridge. Continue along here until you reach a small sideroad on the right (signposted Whitecliff Bay). At the end of this road turn right onto Peacock Hill, and then follow the road to Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. Parking: caravan park (charge may apply). (10.7 miles, 29m) +

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Road: From the East Cowes ferry port, head along the A3021 out of East Cowes. Follow the A3021 to Whippingham, then turn right onto the A3054 to Newport. Continue to follow signs to Sandown, which will be the A3056. When you reach Sandown, turn left onto Sandown Road (A3055) and continue along here as it becomes the Broadway. At the end turn right into Avenue Road (B3329), and then when you reach the coast turn left into Culver Parade. Head east through Yaverland on the B3395 and continue along here until you reach a small sideroad on the right (signposted Whitecliff Bay). At the end of this road turn right onto Peacock Hill, and then follow the road to Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. Parking: caravan park (charge may apply). (15.9 miles, 51m) +

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableEast Bay

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2002 by Chuck Foster

The Sea Devils (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1971
Prison guards arrive on the beach.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 24th July 2002 by Chuck Foster

The Sea Devils (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1971
Prison guards pull up to stop the Doctor and Jo.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredWest Bay

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2002 by Chuck Foster

The Sea Devils (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1971
The Doctor and Jo make their way to the minefield.

 

Additional Notes:

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Cliff erosion has meant that finding the exact point where the "minefield" was set up isn't easy.

Other nearby locations:

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Red Cliff (The Sea Devils). Road (3.0 miles, 10m) : Follow the road out of the caravan park and then down Peacock Hill, turning left at the bottom when you reach Hillway Road. Then bear left into the B3395 towards Sandown, and continue until you pass through Yaverland. The cliffs are on the left as you reach the coast. Parking: car park (charge may apply)

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Bembridge Sailing Club (The Sea Devils). Road (2.5 miles, 11m) : Follow the road out of the caravan park and then down Peacock Hill, going straight across onto Hillway Road. Follow this until you reach Bembridge, turning right onto the B3395. Follow the route through the village, and when you reach Embankment Road by the marina there is a small parking area next to a cafe by the sailing club. Parking: parking area. Parking There is a car park near the cafe.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Bembridge Harbour (The Sea Devils): 1.73 miles.

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Priory Bay (The Sea Devils): 2.70 miles.

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No Man's Land Sea Fort (The Sea Devils): 4.82 miles.

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Fraser Gunnery Range (The Sea Devils): 8.51 miles.

General Details:

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It is quite ironic that the rocks here hail from the Eocene era, being this is the era the Doctor claims the earth reptiles are from!

Further links about the location:

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Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park - (nearest location to the beach, PO35 5PL)

Related Stories

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The Sea Devils [27 Oct 1971]

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