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Having A Paddle

Not in the sea, but on it...a group of kyakers heading out of Mullion Cove for a trip out around Mullion Island and back. They give some scale to the cliffs of the cove, and the photo reveals some of their unstable nature.

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St Anthony Head

More well known for its lighthouse, this headland at the bottom of the Roseland peninsula has two sandy coves on its south western shore, with great views to the lighthouse and over Carrick Roads to Falmouth. This is Little Molunan, which is a little less accessible than its larger neighbour, Great Molunan, hiding behind the rocky promontory in this shot. A perfect spot if you like a bit of seclusion, but make sure you check the tide times!

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Widemouth Bay

This bay lies at the northern end of a 12 mile strip of the north coast that is characterised by layered outcrops of shale, dating back over 300 million years. Between here and Boscastle at the southern end, this strip contains very few sandy beaches, this one at Widemouth being by far the largest. The seaweed and barnacle encrusted outcrop in the foreground is known as Black Rock, the point in the murky distance is Dizzard Point, which almost disappeared from view on this rainy day in July this year.

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Vicarage Cliff

The view up the wild north coast as we reached the coastal path above Cotton Beach, after walking from Morwenstow's church of St Morwenna & St John. There are two ancient holy wells here, one at the vicarage which is dedicated to St John, and the other dedicated to St Morwenna is located on the cliff in the foreground, although we didn't have time to seek them out. A good reason for a return visit one day.

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Killigerran Head

A grassy headland down the Roseland coast, a little over half way between Portscatho and St Anthony Head. From here there are great views back up to Gerrans Bay, and in the opposite direction down to Falmouth Bay and, on a clear day, well beyond to the Lizard peninsula too.

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The Sharpnoses

A view southwards down the coast of north Cornwall, from Higher Sharpnose Point to its Lower namesake. In between are five small, shingle beaches with no access, the nearest one visible in the photo being Caunter Beach. This is part of Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and lies around 6 miles to the north of Bude.

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Coverack Harbour & Bay

The 18th century harbour walls give shelter for around 40 boats. Although the pilchard shoals have gone now, there are still plenty of fish to be caught in and around this lovely sheltered bay, including pollack, wrasse, bass, and mackerel.

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Porthgwarra & Hella Point

A view across the rugged granite cliffs from the coastal path to the east of Porthgwarra. Hella Point is the pyramid shaped rock at the most southerly tip of West Penwith...the most westerly point, Land's End, is just a few miles further around the coast. This is a great spot to watch the comings and goings of the many seabirds that frequent the area, and grey seals playing in the surf.

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Veryan Bay

From Nare Head in the west, to Dodman Point in the east, this bay on the Roseland peninsula on Cornwall's south coast, is typified by chamfered cliffs rolling down to the blue water. When the conditions are right, that blue seems to soak into the normally green cliffs.
This photo was taken from Dodman Point, just below the famous stone cross which was erected in 1896 as a day marker for sailors. The near 400 ft high headland has alternatively been called Deadman Point, and is mentioned in the sea shanty Spanish Ladies, being the first land the soldiers spotted on their voyage back from Spain during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Mullion Cove

The harbour at low tide, with the working boats at rest. To the left is an old net loft, and in the distance Mullion Island. The island is home to a variety of seabirds, and was once the spot the local pilchard fishermen chose to site their "huer", whose job it was to sight the pilchard shoals and alert the fishermen, hence the old saying, "hue and cry"
The island also affords a little bit of protection to the harbour, which is being increasingly battered by heavy Atlantic storms.

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