Porthtowan beach low tide cliffs

Porthtowan beach low tide cliffs

The sands of Porthtowan beach on a low tide. In the background are the high cliffs between here and Portreath; an area once bustling with mining activity. All that can be seen from here now is the stack of Kites shaft.

When the tide is this low there are a couple more sandy coves that can be reached. Around the first headland is Lushingtons with the huge, triangular rock of Tobban Horse just visible.

This photo was taken in the early summer which might explain the strange mist coming off the beach as the cold water is warmed by the sun.

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