Sea View Time Machine: #4 Porthcurno Bay

Now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Porthcurno Bay boasts golden beaches and magnificent cliff formations, including the famous Logan Rock, an 80 ton boulder balanced in such a way that it is said that only a small…

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Sea View Time Machine: #3 Gyllyngvase Beach

In the mid-1800's Cornwall was the world's leading producer of tin, with over 2,000 mines in operation and over 30% of its male population working in them. Sadly, with rising competition from abroad this would not last and the next 50 years saw devastating decline in the industry. With the arrival of the railway, however, the county would soon prosper again, but this time it would be through tourism.

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Sea View Time Machine: #2 Mount’s Bay

Littered with jagged reefs and hidden sand banks, Mount's Bay has long been the toil of seafarers. Some local fishermen even claim that on a calm day the carcasses of sunken vessels can be observed on the sea floor. Needless…

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Sea View Time Machine: #1 Helford River

Today we know and love Helford River for its picturesque thatched cottages, hidden creeks and the abundance of sailing boats seen zigzagging along it. However, this peaceful estaury once played a vital role in a particularly important story.

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