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St Helena’s volcanic origin means that the majority of the Island is pretty steep, with the land meeting the sea by a vertical cliff. Some of the more inaccessible beaches or bays have pebble or boulder and are generally narrow.

St Helena’s volcanic origin means that the majority of the Island is steep, with the land meeting the sea by a vertical cliff.

Some of the more inaccessible beaches or bays have pebble or boulder and are generally narrow. There are two more accessible beaches called Rupert’s Beach and Sandy Bay Beach.

Rupert’s Beach is made up of black volcanic sand, but much fewer than that of Sandy Bay Beach. Swimming is possible at Rupert’s Beach as the bay is relatively sheltered and there are no undercurrents. Sandy Bay beach is made up of black volcanic sand and swimming is not permitted at Sandy Bay because of the fierce undercurrents.

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