Gull Cottage

Porthcothan Bay near Padstow

The Seasons - Porthcothan Bay in Winter

A selection of photos taken during winter from within and around Porthcothan Bay.

Will's Rock  - Porthcothan Bay near PadstowCrashing waves on Will's Rock. In January 1998 when winds reached 90 mph the rock was completely obscured by the spray of breaking waves that reached upwards of 100 feet high.

Massive waves  - Porthcothan Bay near PadstowMassive waves crashing over the Trescor Islands whilst a ray of sunlight breaks thick cloud. Photograph taken about 1000 metres along the cliff path.

The beach sand - Porthcothan Bay near PadstowBright light and patterns on the beach after a winter storm. At this time of year the sand on the beach can change quite markedly exposing rocks and boulders that had previously been covered.

Strong gales - Porthcothan Bay near PadstowA strong gale lashes the coast in January. Arch Rock can be seen in the foreground. This picture was taken just 100 metres beyond Golden Burn beach.

Waves - Porthcothan Bay near PadstowStudy in waves - close to Arch Rock
Frosty morning view from Gull Cottage over Porthcothan Bay near PadstowWinter calm.

Gull Cottage - Porthcothan Bay near Padstow