If you’re looking for a great beach location for all the family, Poldhu Cove is our top tip this summer.
Storm Imogen battered Cornwall through Sunday night and into Monday morning, bringing with it 80mph winds and wave heights of over 19m measured off the Cornish coast.
Here’s some of the most dramatic pictures taken on the Cornish coast, showing the awesome and devastating power of mother nature. Batten down those hatches and remember to stay safe 🙂
One of the best places to watch the storms. This was the scene from Porthleven harbour on Monday. Jaw dropping shot by local photographer Lizzie Churchill
Sennen Cove – Photo by @beccaknee
Seabirds try to escape the waves as they crash into Logan’s rock in Porthcurno – Awesome photo by local photographer Lee Searle
Amazing shot by Nick Pumphrey of waves hitting the West Pier in St Ives.
Jaw dropping capture by local photographer Aaron Parsons of Sennen Cove.
Waves crashing into the Pendeen coast in West Cornwall. Fantastic photo by Jonathan Snook
A very foamy Poldhu beach cafe
One of the more unusual (and popular) images from the storm was this unfortunate car that had been swallowed up by the sand whilst on Fistral beach car park :-/ We hope they didn’t get a ticket! Photo credit by @newquay_ninja
This dramatic photo shows how the extremely high tides on Perranporth beach have left The Watering hole Pub teetering on the edge of the sand bank, only a few meters from being washed away. UPDATE – the pub survived high tide yesterday evening 🙂
This great photo by Beachmuser showing Godrevy Lighthouse being pounded by waves
Porthmeor beach in St Ives completely swallowed up by the high tides. Photo by St Ives Surf School.
The Mermaid Inn Pub on Porth beach, Newquay where their beer garden was looking more like a sand pit!
How we’re helping keep Cornwall’s beaches and seas clean