Location: Hemmick Beach, Cornwall
Although the temperature had drop a few degrees lower, the weather is still warm. it's lovely to go for a walk on the beach with the cool fresh Cornish sea air.
So I indulged Rob's wish to go to his favourite beach today when he got back from work.
I had an amazing time taking photos of the rocks and stones. The geology of Cornwall is really great.
Hemmick Beach is a west-facing beach on the south coast of Cornwall. Percunning Cove is adjacent to it and only accessible from Hemmick at low water. The gently sloping sandy beach stretches from a small secluded sandy inlet called Helencane Cove (accessible at low tide) to the south
across to Percunning Cove which has little or no beach at high water and separated from Hemmick by rocky outcrops.
Author David Clegg describes the beach as "small and sandy and just one lovely granite cottage", while the Rough Guide to Britain notes the rocky outcrops, inlets and coves in the vicinity. 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the east is Lambsoden Cove, accessed via a coastal footpath. Nearby is Dead Man Point.
The beach contains the tall grey-flowered plant dittander and reed grass, which typically grows between 8 and 12 feet high.
In 1971, British vessel Ewt 263 was being towed from Santander to Rotterdam by the tug Britannia when she broke in half off Lizard Point. The stern section was towed into Falmouth and the bow section was believed to be washed up between Hemmick beach and Dodman Point.