This was a chance to enjoy the evening sun, on the North Coast of Cornwall. As the tide ran in, the sun was framed between the headlands, with the sand dunes behind. Porthcothan Bay is unspoilt and natural, as it’s always been, little known and wild, a great place to come and see what the tide’s brought in.
With Abby and Isaac in the evening.
The sea races in at Porthcothan Bay.
The best beachcombing beach in Cornwall, home to the late well-known film maker, beachcomber and fisherman Nick Darke, Porthcothan is an unspoilt north coast beach which faces the Atlantic and attracts flotsam and jetsam from as far away as the Amazon. A deep rather than wide beach, it was being surveyed for erosion damage on my visit. There is a shop behind the dunes, toilets and plenty of parking to hand in the small village.
A friendly chat with 2 proud local residents.
A chat with one of 2 surveyors, who were collecting data for analysis on coastal erosion.
Peace and quiet at Porthcothan, the beach all to myself.
My first view, from the back of Porthcothan beach.