beachcombing - part 1

south west coast path

monday 24th - wednesday 26th september 2018

We’re staying in a cottage situated between Helston and Porthleven this week. I’m having a week off from walking so instead I’ll be beachcombing the various beaches around here and I’m spoilt for choice. I could visit :-

  • porthcurno

  • lamorna cove

  • mousehole

  • penzance

  • marazion

  • perran sands

  • praa sands

  • porthleven

  • loe bar

  • gunwalloe fishing cove

  • church cove

  • poldhu cove

  • polurrian cove

  • mullion cove

  • kynance cove

    and maybe the Falmouth beaches at :-

  • maenporth

  • swanpool

  • gyllyngvase

Not sure how many I’ll get to so we’ll have to see.

porthcurno - 24th september 2018

We travelled down to Cornwall in filthy weather on Saturday. The weather forecast for Sunday was also filthy but it turned out to be quite a nice day and the weather this morning is glorious.

Porthcurno is one of my favourite beaches on the south west coast path. There’s a large film crew camped in Porthcurno as we arrive - presumably filming Poldark - but they don’t appear to be doing very much so the beach is very quiet.




beach collection

praa sands - 24th september 2018

The last time I passed through Praa Sands the sand had been washed away by winter storms but normal order has been restored.

praa sands

praa sands

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poldhu - 25th september 2018

It is another beautiful morning and there are already quite a few people enjoying the beach at Poldhu.




beach collection

church cove - 25th september 2018

It is a short walk around from Poldhu to Church Cove.

church cove

church cove

church cove

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penzance - 26th september 2018

It is another beautiful morning and there’s not a cloud in the sky. I start the day at Newlyn before making my way across the beach at Penzance and then I amble across Marazion Beach.


marazion - 26th september 2018


beach collection


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