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Durlston Head. Resistant cliffs of Portland Stone descend directly into deep water and rapid tidal currents sweep the nearshore bed. The headland forms a key boundary for the transport of littoral transport within the region. Note the differences between the steep, marine erosion controlled cliffs to the south (left) and the more sheltered cliffs to the north (right) that have degraded by sub-aerial processes.