A grey day greeted me for this summer re-visit to Hannafore Point in south east Cornwall. Nevertheless, a glass bottomed pleasure cruiser was making its way over to Looe Island and there were small, inshore fishing boats, bobbing about on the high tide. People were taking brisk Sunday morning constitutional walks, several gazing longingly out to sea. Hannafore Beach is part of the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area, due to it’s diverse range of sea life.
Rod and Sue share an international perspective on the beach.
Looe harbour, Hannafore Point and Looe Island in the morning.
It was a fine scene at Hannafore Point for this early spring re-visit. From Looe round to the island, the sun laced the dawn skies, filtered by the cloud and mist. A high tide crashed against the rocks and sea defences, sending spray vertically up, to land on the promenade by the beach. The interview took place in the lea of Looe Island, its land access covered by the tide.
Viv finds herself in a familiar spot.
High tide at Hannafore Point.
The morning sun drenched the silver sea, outside the harbour and the Banjo Pier, here at Hannafore Point in the morning. From the town round to Looe Island, it was a scene of tranquility. This is one of those beaches and strands with a benign atmosphere, particularly early in the day. Each visit shows a new side to the scenery, this time with droves of sandpipers picking at the seaweed on the beach.
A father and daughter share a love of the beach.
Tristan likes where he lives.
A beautiful morning panorama, at Hannafore Point.
Hannafore Point is a long finger of beach immediately to the west of Looe, interspersed with rock pools at low tide, when I visited. It has outstanding views of the bay and across to Looe Island. Immediately above the beach are robust sea defences, including a walkway along towards the South West Coast Path, Talland Bay and Polperro. There is free parking on the road above the beach. Like a lot of the south coast beaches, I enjoy them in the mornings and through lunchtime, when the sun provides an atmospheric backdrop.
An early morning dog walker at Hannafore Point, near Looe.
Gaining spiritual balance and inspiration from the beach, at Hannafore Point, near Looe
A spin round at Hannafore Point, early in the morning.