Portreath Harbour Wall and Beach

Portreath Harbour Wall and Beach

Looking down over the harbour wall and beach at the North Coast village of Portreath.

The breakwater makes the entry into the harbour possible when any sea is running. I'd imagine it is still pretty terryfying though. On the day this photo was taken there was quite a big swell running, although Portreath is relatively sheltered.

The structure towards the end of the pier is known locally as 'the Monkey Hut' and was used by the harbour pilots to shelter between guiding ships in. They would do this by waving flags or lighting different coloured lanterns.

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