It was a fine bright day and a chance to enjoy a covering of sand at Rinsey Cove. On a low tide, the beach looked spectacular, white waves crashing in on the new beach, over the multi-coloured rocks. Matt’s interview on a previous visit introduces the geology here and you can get more detail from Mark’s comment and link at the bottom of this post. It’s always a pleasure to visit the wild elements at this top left hand corner of the Lizard Peninsula. Highly recommended.
The beach as a metaphor for life.
Secrets coves and beaches, ideal for Georgia.
The view from the waterline, at low tide in Rinsey Cove.
It’s exciting to seeing a fresh new beach, on an ebb tide, like this morning at Rinsey Cove. There’s outstanding natural scenery here anyway, especially the colours and texture of the rocks on the beach and the cliffs, but the fresh sand made a perfect setting for the geology. The sea is always lively on this side of Cornwall, with the waves crashing relentlessly onto the sand and rocks. Rinsey Cove is elemental, nature in the raw.
With Graham and Judy, explaining their serendipitous union.
On the waterline at Rinsey Cove, surrounded by wild nature.
It was a bright sunny morning at Rinsey Cove, the high tide acting against the black rock in this geological wonderland. I met fisherman Peter and another Peter, visiting Rinsey House with his family. It was good to see the house with its new roof, after watching the renovations during the last visit.
Tales of whales in Cornwall, by Peter from Wales.
Fisherman Peter’s lifelong love of the beach.
Watching the sea against the rocks, approaching high tide at Rinsey Cove.
A fine, late spring evening greeted me at Rinsey Cove for this re-visit. An hour after high tide, the sun played on a pristine new beach, with a calm blue sea rolling relentlessly in. Two people were fishing for bass off the point and I had the beach to myself. Above the Cove stood an old, renovated engine house, from the prolific days of mining here. To the north west stood Rinsey Head House, currently being re-roofed by HJB Roofing. I went to take a look under the covers and was able to interview Ben about his association to Rinsey Cove. The workmanship on the roof was impressive, as you can see by the still of Ben on the roof, so here’s a mention for the craftsmen, from proprietor Henri Blight, to Scott Hocking, Mark Peters and Ben Verry – thanks for your hospitality and the chat.
Ben explains what the beach means to him.
On the waterline, at Rinsey Cove.
Looking down at Rinsey Cove, from the path above.
The most stunning visual and sensory experience of the manonabeach project so far, Rinsey Cove is in the north west corner of the Lizard Peninsula, in the teeth of the Atlantic breakers. I hope the film captures the breathtaking array of textures and colours I saw down on the beach. It was like being in a geological washing machine on the waterfront. There are no facilities to hand. Access is fairly steep and rocky near the beach, but well worth it. Highly recommended, a special place.
My chat with Matt at Rinsey Cove in Cornwall, on New Years Day.
Approaching the beach at Rinsey Cove, on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.