Beyond Penzance, around mainland Britain’s most westerly point, lie sweeping Mount’s Bay and the Penwith Peninsula – a land of vast horizons, windswept sands and constantly shifting light. Strung along the northern coast are surf-pounded beaches and jagged crags; along the southern flank, hidden coves with water so clear you can see the rippled seabed from high on the cliffs above. It’s an area I love to explore, so here are some snapshots from my latest visit.
Photography by Abi Dare. From top:
Dawn over St Clement’s Isle; St Michael’s Mount; palms and succulents on St Michael’s Mount; boats in Mount’s Bay; cliffs around Porthcurno; the retreating tide in Mount’s Bay; succulent on St Michael’s Mount and starfish for sale at Lamorna Cove; boat in Mount’s Bay; the calm waters of Porthcurno Cove and surfers at Sennen Cove; sunset over Mount’s Bay.