When the tide is low, it exposes sea algae, a single-celled phytoplankton by the name of Emiliania huxleyi. This produces a sulfur compound called dimethyl sulfide. This is what the slightly unpleasent smell is. It’s a key part of the eco-system but yes – it can smell pretty niffty sometimes!
Published by: Sandbanks Beach June 2, 2021 at 11:51 am