The cliffs are of fine-grained alluvial Permian Breccias , with beds of coarse pebbles and boulders.
Fallen Boulders of Breccia at the foot of the cliffs at Ness Cove shows the coarse material well
and includes Clasts of Sandstone , Devonian Limestone and Igneous rock in the form of a
Quartz Porphyry or Porphyritoic Rhyolite of which there is no known local outcrop.
A possible source is the roof rock of the intrusion that formed Dartmoor.
Ness Cove , Shaldon , is to the north of Torquay , South of Teignmouth
Location: SX 940 718