FOWEY, BOSCASTLE, PORT GAVERNE, DUCKPOOL- 06/09/06
A few more photos from across Cornwall, all are from coastal locations in both the north and south of the county.
|The sandy beach at Port Gaverne close to Port Isaac is featured above, this is another location from the area that has been used for filming in the hit TV series Doc Martin, (for filming photos click here). Port Gaverne used to be a busy port for slate and coal although today its biggest industry is tourism with many holiday cottages in the area. Evening sunshine in the photo on the left is from the National Trust's Duckpool beach, which is located just to the north of Bude on the northern coast of Cornwall. The beach is quite remote and is a popular surfing destination with sand revealed at low tide. There is a rough car park and toilets available at this dog friendy beach, there is not a lifeguard service here however.|
|Sea mists rolling in across Fowey on the southern coast of Cornwall did not deter the locals on guard near the chippy hoping for a gourmet lunch. Fowey is a popular tourist destination with plenty of interesting shops and attractions for the visitor to enjoy; fans of the author Daphne Du Maurier are drawn to the area where she settled and set many of her books, a Du Maurier festival is held each year in the town and there is a Literary Centre where you can find out more about the author and what influenced her work. In August each year the Fowey Regatta is held as part of the Fowey Carnival week.|
|Cornwall is a popular place for surfing and there were some good waves to be found whilst we we there. The centre photo above is a scene from Boscastle which is still being re-built after flash flooding destroyed the village in August 2004 causing millions of pounds of damage. Amazingly nobody was killed in the floods although many had to be rescued by helicopter when a months worth of rain fell in just two hours. Boscastle is located on the north Cornwall coast and is just to the north east of Tintagel, for more information about Tintagel click here.|