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Pillars of Hercules

 © Sharon Hawkins
© Sharon Hawkins

Standing sentinel at the entrance to English Harbour in the south is the remarkable natural phenomenon that is the Pillars of Hercules. These columns of rock have been formed over millennia as a result of erosion by wind, rain and waves. The formation is best seen by boat from outside the harbour. For those seeking a closer look, it is possible to hike to the end of Galleon Beach and do a spot of boulder scrambling to get up close.