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Portscatho to Porthbeor

The Roseland peninsula is small enough to divide into 2 or 3 days coast path walking, or maybe 4 spending longer on the beaches - see also St Anthony's Head and Place gallery for the end of the peninsula and River fal and creeks gallery for the less obvious start from Gerrans going towards the St Mawes estuary first.

We usually stay in Portscatho and this walk/gallery takes a comfortable day there and back. One or two very small beaches (very small at high tide!), then Towan, a bit more crowded with flat access from a car park; the birds didn't used to mind, but have thinned out considerably in recent years. Then Porthbeor and Elwinick cove, with possibility of dive/jump into deep water at all tides; one or other a must-swim
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Oyster catcher - 'Haematopus ostralegus'
Oyster catcher - 'Haematopus ostralegus'
Oyster catcher - 'Haematopus ostralegus'
Oyster catcher - 'Haematopus ostralegus'
Veryan Bay -1
Veryan Bay -1
Veryan bay -2
Veryan bay -2
Nare head, Gull rock and Dodman Point from Portscatho
Nare head, Gull rock and Dodman Point from Portscatho
Temporary farewell to Cornwall 2103
Temporary farewell to Cornwall 2103
Porthbeor beach
Porthbeor beach
Porthbeor waiting for me
Porthbeor waiting for me
Porthbeor beach end
Porthbeor beach end
Gerrans bay, Nare Head, Dodman head beyond
Gerrans bay, Nare Head, Dodman head beyond
Nare headland from near Portscatho
Nare headland from near Portscatho
last of the sun
last of the sun
first place to jump in sea
first place to jump in sea
bit of traditional farming near Portscatho
bit of traditional farming near Portscatho
looking back from coast path
looking back from coast path
panorama: Towan in foreground, Gerrans bay centre; Nare head & Gull rock beyond and nearly to Dodman point in distance
panorama: Towan in foreground, Gerrans bay centre; Nare head & Gull rock beyond and nearly to Dodman point in distance
Towan beach - the most accessible by car
Towan beach - the most accessible by car
Towan beach, sunshade day
Towan beach, sunshade day
water dance
water dance
gulls larking at Towan
gulls larking at Towan
Turnstone at Towan beach end
Turnstone at Towan beach end
Wheatear's beach holiday
Wheatear's beach holiday
photographing jellyfish
photographing jellyfish
jellyfish on Towan beach (harmless)
jellyfish on Towan beach (harmless)
Elnwinick cove useful for jumping right in at most tides
Elnwinick cove useful for jumping right in at most tides
Elwinick cove (the sand is not easily accessible)
Elwinick cove (the sand is not easily accessible)
approaching Porthbeor - usual crowds
approaching Porthbeor - usual crowds
re-edited version of one of my favourites
re-edited version of one of my favourites
Porthbeor panorama
Porthbeor panorama
Porthbeor beach from south
Porthbeor beach from south
St Anthony's head and across Carrick Roads
St Anthony's head and across Carrick Roads
 a wave - so many, so beautiful
a wave - so many, so beautiful
Porthbeor beach
Porthbeor beach
bird parley
bird parley
Gerrans Bay from Bohortha ridge
Gerrans Bay from Bohortha ridge