Sunset Through to Sunrise
On a cold, sunshine and showers sort of day in January I watched from Long Rock Beach near Marazion as the glorious sky changed colour while the sun set over Penzance in Cornwall.
The sand of Crantock beach viewed through a fence as the sun starts to set on the north Cornwall coast.
Looking up the River Gannel towards Crantock Beach and the sea as the sun goes down. One of the most beautiful and most dangerous places in Cornwall, Crantock on the north coast is a popular spot with the flower covered cliffs of West Pentire above and the Gannel River flowing down the east side of the wide, dune backed beach. But there are strong, dangerous currents in the Gannel Estuary which separates Crantock from Pentire Point East and the town of Newquay. At high tide it is very easy to get cut off and at low tide quicksand can be a problem so be aware of the tide times and stay safe.
People walking their dog on the sand at Crantock beach north Cornwall as the sun sets behind the clouds over West Pentire.
St Mawes is a beautiful castle on the Roseland in south west Cornwall any time of day, even more so at sunset. It sits majestically on the hill opposite it's larger partner, Pendennis Castle guarding the entrance of Falmouth Harbour and Falmouth Bay.
As the sun sets over The Brisons it looks like General De Gaulle is enjoying a bath. The Brisons are a twin-peaked islet that is often said resembles Charles De Gaulle lying on his back one nautical mile offshore from Cape Cornwall and Porth Nanven. Porth Nanven Cove lies at the end of Cot Valley, a secluded area of beach with interesting geological features (giving it the nickname Dinosaur Egg Beach) and an extensive history associated with the St Just mining area and the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
The sun setting over The Brisons seen from Porth Nanven Cove. The Brisons is a twin-peaked islet about a mile offshore that is often said resembles Charles De Gaulle lying on his back. Porth Nanven lies at the end of Cot Valley which has an extensive history associated with the St Just mining area in the far west of Cornwall. Porth Nanven is Cornish for “port of the rocky valley”. It is also known as Pornanven, and colloquially as Cot Valley Beach. It is a place undiscovered by most holiday makers as the cove is generally made up of boulders so it’s not ideal if you are hunting for golden sands but it is a location loved by photographers and dinosaur egg hunters.
The sun setting over The Brisons seen from Porth Nanven Cove as the tide come in. Cot valley is a beautiful valley dissected by a narrow stream running northwest to the coast between Land’s End and Cape Cornwall. At the bottom of the sub-tropical valley you will find Cot Valley Beach, also known as Porth Nanven Cove.
Photographers catching the last of the light as the sun goes down at Land End Cornwall. Lands End, a headland and small settlement in western Cornwall, is a good places to watch the sun set as it is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England.
A stone stack and the sun setting next to The Brisons off Porth Nanven in the far west of Cornwall. The Brisons is a twin-peaked islet about a mile offshore that is often said resembles Charles De Gaulle lying on his back in a bath.
A person walks alone along the tide line at Long Rock between Marazion and Penzance in Cornwall at sunset.
The steps going down to Crantock beach from the lifeguard platform on the north Cornwall coast with West Pentire headland in the distance as the sun starts to set.
The sun sets over the barley fields above Mylor Bridge on the south coast of Cornwall. It won't be long before those that enjoy a glass or two of Skinners Ales will be enjoying this crop in the local pubs.