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Redcliff Point, 2001. Locally resistant limestones within the Corallian Beds outcrop at the shore at this point to form a headland. Clays interbedded with the limestones have resulted in rotational landsliding, which disrupts the limestone beds delivering them to the shore as large boulders. As the clayey materials are removed by marine erosion the limestones are left as a protective boulder apron at the cliff toe. The boulder apron intercepts drift on the foreshore and accentuates the effect of the headland as a local drift barrier.