Most research on shore platforms has been at fairly large spatial scales over distances ranging from hundreds to thousands of metres. Other work at much smaller scales, ranging from one to several decimetres, often corresponds to the dimensions of micro-erosion meter stations. Few studies have been concerned with platform morphology in which the basic data are acquired at intermediate or meso-scales ranging up to a few metres. This is due, in part, to terrestrial surveying at meso-scales being time-consuming while aerial surveys using LiDAR are expensive. A meso-scale study was made on three shore platforms in western Galicia, northwestern Spain using data from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to produce high resolution Digital Surface Models (DSMs) and to calculate local surface elevation, roughness, slope, and joint density at a 0.5 m pixel scale, and joint orientation and length. This was supplemented by Equotip field measurements of rock hardness. A granitic platform was higher and had rougher surfaces and steeper slopes than two platforms in schist. The relationship between platform morphology and rock hardness and joint density was complex, however, reflecting in part the role of schistosity in accounting for the formation of low, regular platforms in hard schists with low joint density. The study suggested that while tidal range, inheritance, and other environmental and evolutionary factors can be dominant in determining platform morphology at the macro- or regional scale, geological, and particularly structural, factors become increasingly important in Galicia as the scale diminishes, and they are generally dominant at the local or meso-scale.