It was a fine, bright spring morning for this visit. The area has exceptional scenery, including the nature reserve at Loe Pool, located on the landward side of the bar. It also has a tranquil and peaceful ambiance, which belies the extreme danger of bathing here. There is a steep shingle slope just offshore, which is impossible to climb up, once in the water, hence the instructions not to bathe at any time here, however inviting it may appear. There’s a delightful stretch of the South West Coast Path in each direction from the beach, including a fine cliff top stroll along to Porthleven.
Part of Jake’s daily routine.
Looking down on Loe Bar in Cornwall.
On a beautiful morning at Loe Bar a German film crew were adapting a Rosamunde Pilcher novel, filming on the bank above the Bar. As the tide rose, you could see and feel the enormous undertow on this steep sided, lethal beach. The difference in the water on either side of the Bar, the raging Atlantic and the tranquil Loe Pool, was marked, the two stretches of water divided by a thin, sandy bar with a few sea cabbages.
John’s affinity for the head space he gets at the beach.
Tim’s perennial love of the sea.
A study in tranquility, Loe Bar in the morning.