It was high tide again, with the sea covering the beach and the white waves crashing onto the black rock. There’s a magical atmosphere at Trebarwith Strand, harmonious and inclusive. This small cove and the expansive beach have no pretensions and visitors rarely arrive with media preconceptions, so the natural beauty is at the front of people’s minds. There’s outstanding walking here, on the cliffs above the strand.
With Daryl, above Trebarwith Strand in North Cornwall.
The clash of sea and rock, at Trebarwith Strand.
It was bright sunshine for the last day of the manonabeach winter season. I re-visited Trebarwith Strand, a breathtakingly beautiful cove, just round from Tintagel. Clean Atlantic breakers rolled relentlessly against the black rock, the white spray framed in a bright blue sky.
Trebarwith Strand from above, outside the Port William pub.
John explains his profound affinity for the creative side of nature at the beach.
This was a great surprise after an abortive trip to Tintagel. I caught Trebarwith Strand at high tide in the sunshine, a stark and dramatic distinction between the black rocks and white surf crashing in on clean sets of waves. It was a relentless and mesmerising experience to witness, as you can see by the reaction of my interviewee. There are toilets, a café and shop as well as parking at hand. Although it’s a fine beach at all tide levels, try to get there at high tide to see what I mean.
Here’s what someone looks and sounds like when they’re experiencing an extreme natural high.
High tide at Trebarwith Strand, white surf on black rocks.