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A bulletproof machine gun pillbox, also known as an "Eared Pillbox" lies partially submerged in the Speeton Sands beach having slipped down from the cliff top above. Again these pillboxes are only found along the north-east coastline between Scarborough and Withernsea. The design was intended to house two Vickers machine guns which gave an arc of fire of 180° and consisted of a single chamber separated by a short anti-ricochet wall. Oddly the design of the pillbox exits means they point directly into the line of enemy fire.