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The Gower Peninsula has several examples of raised beaches. However, this raised beach is in fact a Solifluction Terrace, formed due to the slumpling of material down the slope of Rhosilli Downs, into which the sea has cut, and not a raised beach at all. The raised beaches of South Gower are also known as Patella beach after the fossils represented with in their makeup.

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Although this raised beach at Rhossili (Wales) is now used for farmland, it provides evidence of a glacioeustatic rise in the land of this area.
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Source Figure 8.13 Planet Geography 3rd Edition (2005) [1]
Author Stephen Codrington
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Codrington, Stephen. Planet Geography 3rd Edition (2005) [2]

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