On the south west coastline in Cornwall

The farthest tip of Cornwall is a special place for me. I’ve been going there since I was very young. In particular the coast from Penzance around to St Ives has a wide variety of scenery, small harbours, cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, remains of mining and other antiquities and even some moorland. I’ve stayed in various places with family and friends over the years and I’ve not got tired of it yet.

I’ve not been to Porthcurno for a few years now but my partner had not been so we spent some time there. The Minack theatre is a remarkable sight – an open air stage set high on the cliffs – and well worth a visit.

While I have been there a number of times I’ve never seen the beach there looking as stunning as it did on that day.

One looking back over the bay towards the Minack.

Another great location – for photographers and tourists – is Mounts Bay and it is impossible not to take pictures of St Michael’s Mount. However you look at it the scene and  the setting is one of the better in the UK. It is also a very historic site which probably has some ancient links with Mont St Michel in northern France.

The light on the island (a National Trust property) in the evening can be quite beautiful.  I certainly plan to get back to that area again as soon as I can.

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