It was wet and mild at Tintagel for this re-visit, but the sun broke through, after a while. Recent heavy rain had swelled the waterfall and the receding tide gave access to Merlin’s Cave. The beach was busy with European and Japanese visitors, enthralled by the Mallory take on the King Arthur legend. The practicality of the Haven, as Castle Cove is known, was clear to see though, from a shipping perspective, as it lies in the lea of the prevailing south westerly winds and has a convenient loading area, protected by a wall, for deep-drafted vessels.
With Lauren on Castle beach, Tintagel, as she explains what the beach means to her.
Norwegian Geid endorses the calming effect of the beach.
Inside Merlin’s Cave, a sea tunnel under the island, as the tide starts to fall back.
On Castle beach in the rain.