Near Ebeltoft Ferry Harbour

Layers of geology

Coastal cliffs laid bare in Mols Bjerge National Park. Northwest of Ebeltoft Ferry Harbour is a coastal cliff that offers a glimpse back in time.  Towards the bottom of the cliff is grey and brown moraine clay, which has been folded and compressed by the last ice advance in the area. Towards the top of the cliff, the ice has deposited brown moraine clay. Moraine deposits are typically composed of different granular sizes, from clay to stone and large rocks, which protrude from the sea-washed cliff face.

The beach contains some of the indicator stones that have travelled here from other places, where they formed part of the solid bedrock. These stones have eroded from the cliff face. There are rhomb-porphyries, Kinne-diabases and laurvikites from earlier ice advances from Norway and Sweden, as well as the red Baltic Sea quartz-porphyries and sandstones from the Young Baltic ice advance.