A blustery easterly wind brought a short sea onto the beach for this re-visit to Maenporth beach. The tankers sheltering in Falmouth Bay lined the horizon. On an ebb tide, the arc of the beach here became apparent, edged by strong granite headlands, which give Maenporth an intimate, enclosed feel.
Georgina looks out to sea, a familiar view.
Looking down on a falling tide at Maenporth.
The south coast beaches of Maenporth, Swanpool, Gyllyngvase and Castle are within a stone’s throw of Falmouth, the most vibrant town in Cornwall. Yet you can be in a wonderful natural environment in no time, before or after the working day. It was very mild and misty for this visit, with a low tide and plenty of beach to enjoy. The wistful autumn weather lent a poignancy to the gentle, lapping waves on the waterline.
John’s eulogy to the beach and Cornwall.
Maenporth beach, as seen from the South West Coast Path in the morning.
It was a calm and peaceful Maenporth beach for this morning re-visit, at the height of summer. As the rising tide lapped against the beach, the boats in Falmouth Bay glistened under the new day’s sun. A scuba diver explored under the water and early morning beachgoers paddled on the waterline.
With Russell, on the waterline at Maenporth beach in Falmouth.
Looking out to Falmouth Bay, from Maenporth beach.
The sun was still waiting to break through the morning haze for this seasonal re-visit. The sea moved between grey and silver during my time on the beach. Maenporth has a pleasing crescent shape to it, with the South West coast path connecting at either end and Falmouth Bay straight ahead. The beach is widely used for morning exercise and to help people focus on the day ahead.
A regular beachgoer alludes to the enigma of the beach.
A hazy morning on Maenporth beach, with the day ahead to look forward to.
It was a a chilly end to January for my re-visit to Maenporth beach. There was a short, easterly sea, firing high onto the beach. I had a brief chat with George and scuttled off for some shelter.
At the waterline with George.
A hairy winter sea at Maenporth beach in Falmouth.