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Paignton Beach, 2001. A sandy beach with ridge and runnel morphology on the low gradient lower foreshore occupies the broad bay between Roundham Head and Hollicombe. The seawall and esplanade is constructed along the crest of the original barrier beach and marshy land behind has been reclaimed. Note the ancient inactive cliff line behind the most seaward row of bungalows.