Storm Imogen Cornwall Photo Gallery

9th Feb 2016

View our photo gallery of the most dramatic images taken of Cornwall during storm Imogen.

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

waves hitting Porthleven harbour in Cornwall Photo © Lizzie Churchill



Sennen Cove – Photo by @beccaknee

Sennen Cove Cornwall storm Imogen - photo © Becca Knee



Seabirds try to escape the waves as they crash into Logan’s rock in Porthcurno – Awesome photo by local photographer Lee Searlewaves from storm imogen crash into the rocks on Porthcurno - photo © Lee Searle



Amazing shot by Nick Pumphrey of waves hitting the West Pier in St Ives.

Storm Imogen batters St Ives in Cornwall - photo © Nick Pumphrey


Jaw dropping capture by local photographer Aaron Parsons of Sennen Cove.

Sennen cove waves crashing storm imogen - Photo © Aaron Parsons Photography

Waves crashing into the Pendeen coast in West Cornwall. Fantastic photo by Jonathan Snook

The cornish coast getting hit by huge waves of storm imogen

A very foamy Poldhu beach cafe

Foam on Poldhu beach cafe from storm Imogen - photo © 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 🙂

High tides caused by storm imogen has left cornish pub the watering hole on the edge in perranporth cornwall



This great photo by Beachmuser showing Godrevy Lighthouse being pounded by waves

Gwithian lighthouse being pounded by storm imogen - photo © Beachmuser



Porthmeor beach in St Ives completely swallowed up by the high tides. Photo by St Ives Surf School.
Porthmeor beach in St Ives Cornwall swamped by waves of storm Imogen - photo ©St Ives Surf School


The Mermaid Inn Pub on Porth beach, Newquay where their beer garden was looking more like a sand pit!

Mermaid Inn pub on Porth beach newquay





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