Horse Block

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Horse Block
Satellite image of Weddell Island
Satellite image of Weddell Island
Horse Block is located in Falkland Islands
Horse Block
Horse Block
Horse Block shown within the Falkland Islands
Coordinates: 51°56′27″S 61°06′52″W / 51.940944°S 61.114444°W / -51.940944; -61.114444Coordinates: 51°56′27″S 61°06′52″W / 51.940944°S 61.114444°W / -51.940944; -61.114444
CountryFalkland Islands
Time zoneUTC−3 (FKST)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

The Horse Block is a sea stack of the Falkland Islands.[1] It is situated off the southwest coast of Weddell Island, 1.8 km southwest of Pillar Bluff.


Sea stacks are particularly common along the west of the Falklands due to the tidal swell, and the erosive, battering action of the Falkland Current.

As the name implies, the conspicuous feature looks like a horse, with a tower at one end.




  1. ^ Strange, Ian (1983) The Falkland Islands


  • B. Stonehouse (ed.). Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. 404 pp. ISBN 978-0-471-98665-2
  • C.H. Barnard. A Narrative of the Sufferings and Adventures of Capt. Charles H. Barnard, in a Recent Voyage Round the World, Including an Account of His Residence for Two Years on An Uninhabited Island. New York: J.P. Callender, 1836
  • P.P. King and R. Fitzroy. The South America Pilot. Part II. From the Rio de la Plata to the Bay of Panama, including Magellan Strait, the Falkland, and Galapagos Islands. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for the Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1860. pp. 116-118

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