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Vault Beach - Gorran Haven Cornwall (south coast)

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Pretty coarse sand beach backed by steep sloping hill. Easy path down.

Evening at Vault Beach A beautifully unspoilt beach south of Gorran Haven, looked after by the National Trust who maintain a small car park at the top of a long climb up the cliffs - the southern end is (unofficially) naturist. As the sun sets behind the cliff the shadows create a quite theatrical effect of side lighting and almost black background. A little later the whole beach is dark but the sea is still shimmering bright - a spectacular view for a BBQ after a hot day. It is difficult to show the scale of the scene but a www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/13706287915/in/photostream/ zoomed view (caution: restricted) gives some idea of the detail on the slide… See also the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/6749858687/in/set-72157622101362916/ path around the headland from Gorran Haven and the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/3960044362/in/set-72157622101362916/ coast path beyond . More from the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/sets/72157600732256399/ "Landscapes with & without people" set...

Evening at Vault Beach

A beautifully unspoilt beach south of Gorran Haven, looked after by the National Trust who maintain a small car park at the top of a long climb up the cliffs - the southern end is (unofficially) naturist. As the sun sets behind the cliff the shadows create a quite theatrical effect of side lighting and almost black background. A little later the whole beach is dark but the sea is still shimmering bright - a spectacular view for a BBQ after a hot day. It is difficult to show the scale of the scene but a www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/13706287915/in/photostream/ zoomed view (caution: restricted) gives some idea of the detail on the slide… See also the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/6749858687/in/set-72157622101362916/ path around the headland from Gorran Haven and the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/3960044362/in/set-72157622101362916/ coast path beyond . More from the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/sets/72157600732256399/ "Landscapes with & without people" set...

01-Jul-90 • jonathan charles photo on Flickr

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Vault Beach is located in an area of National Trust-owned land at Dodman Point, south of St Austell. Nude use of the far end of the beach has continued for many years. The beach itself is [I am informed] privately owned.

Getting There

Satnav: PL26 6JS

Gorran Haven is reached via the B3273 south from St Austell. The road passes Mevagissey and becomes unclassified before reaching the village. From Gorran Haven drive or walk to Lamledra - up a steep hill with 'No Through Road' signs and continue west to the National Trust car park and the Youth Hostel. From here a public footpath runs down to Vault beach. Once on the beach walk to its south-western end - nearest Dodman Point

Description

This part of the Cornish coast is beautiful, comparatively unspoiled and well looked after. The beach consists of coarse sand, with some rocks and backed by steep slopes rising high above the sea. Fine sand may be found at low tide. Good swimming. The beach ends in a rocky foreshore that goes south west and west to Dodman Point a mile away. A good beach for those with children.

Facilities

There are no toilets in Lamledra or in the National Trust carpark, the nearest facilities, toilets, shops etc. are in Gorran Haven.

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Evening at Vault Beach A beautifully unspoilt beach south of Gorran Haven, looked after by the National Trust who maintain a small car park at the top of a long climb up the cliffs - the southern end is (unofficially) naturist. As the sun sets behind the cliff the shadows create a quite theatrical effect of side lighting and almost black background. A little later the whole beach is dark but the sea is still shimmering bright - a spectacular view for a BBQ after a hot day. It is difficult to show the scale of the scene but a www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/13706287915/in/photostream/ zoomed view (caution: restricted) gives some idea of the detail on the slide… See also the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/6749858687/in/set-72157622101362916/ path around the headland from Gorran Haven and the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/3960044362/in/set-72157622101362916/ coast path beyond . More from the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/sets/72157600732256399/ "Landscapes with & without people" set...

Evening at Vault Beach

A beautifully unspoilt beach south of Gorran Haven, looked after by the National Trust who maintain a small car park at the top of a long climb up the cliffs - the southern end is (unofficially) naturist. As the sun sets behind the cliff the shadows create a quite theatrical effect of side lighting and almost black background. A little later the whole beach is dark but the sea is still shimmering bright - a spectacular view for a BBQ after a hot day. It is difficult to show the scale of the scene but a www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/13706287915/in/photostream/ zoomed view (caution: restricted) gives some idea of the detail on the slide… See also the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/6749858687/in/set-72157622101362916/ path around the headland from Gorran Haven and the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/3960044362/in/set-72157622101362916/ coast path beyond . More from the www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/sets/72157600732256399/ "Landscapes with & without people" set...

01-Jul-90 • jonathan charles photo on Flickr

haven art beach photography photo topf50 cornwall jonathan charles shore nudist naturist vault gorran jonathancharles nuffgorranhaven 3960066834

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