Holywell Bay..

One of my new favourite places, Holywell Bay near Newquay in Cornwall.  With a National Trust car park providing convenient parking, sand dunes, cliffs, rocky islands and the most amazing surf, this is a beach definitely worth a visit.  More to follow.  Click on the image for a sharper, clearer view.. :-)

Holywell185mm f/11 1/250 sec. ISO-100

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30 responses

  1. V. Alarcón-Córdoba

    The way you captured this beach reminds me of the California Coast. It is a very nice impression of the sunny aspect of Cornwall. (I know this because I am a great fan of Doc Martin and Port Isaac.) England has some other beautiful sandy beaches, for instance, near Norfolk. (I know this because I am also a great fan of the Kingdom series.) We Americans usually only get to see the rocky coasts of Scotland, or the Cliffs of Dover on British Drama, so this is quite efreshing. Thank you.

    September 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    • Thank you very much. I too like Doc Martin but as a Cornwall resident, I sometimes grumble about the fact that the sun is always shining and of course the reality is very different or at least it has been for the last 6 years or so with very wet summers. This year however, the sun really did shine quite a lot and I’ve been enjoying capturing sunny Cornwall for a change. September especially has been an exceptional month with very mild temperatures and lots of sunshine.

      September 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  2. Absolutely stunning! Beautifully captured.

    September 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    • Thank you Isabel!

      September 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  3. The colours in the water look so refreshing. I love that!

    September 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    • Thanks Marina. A swim would certainly be refreshing although for the UK, the ocean is probably at its warmest just now!:-)

      September 29, 2014 at 7:38 am

  4. leecleland

    Beautiful, and I love how the ocean blends back into the sky.

    September 29, 2014 at 1:09 am

    • Thank you Lee!

      September 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

  5. Fantastic shot…the lone surfer/swimmer gives it such scope. Well done Adrian.

    September 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

    • Thank you Randall. Quite a lot of surf to go around.

      September 29, 2014 at 7:36 am

  6. Lovely image, Adrian…the colours and the vastness of the place

    September 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    • Thank you Sue. It’s a very big beach, I was surprised at how large it is.

      September 29, 2014 at 7:40 am

  7. A really lovely image, Adrian. Seeing it makes me homesick for my beach. :)

    September 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    • Ahh, sorry to make you homesick Sylvia. I hadn’t been to Holywell before. I certainly be going back.

      September 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  8. I love the contrast of the turquoise water against the sand.

    September 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    • I’m glad you liked this one! Thank you! :-)

      September 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  9. Simply stunning, Chilli!

    September 30, 2014 at 5:04 am

    • Thank you Gunta! :-)

      September 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

  10. I love this shot – minimalism and an imperceptible horizon. And one solitary surfer bottom left to create a sense of scale. Great shot, Adrian

    September 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

    • Thank you very much Andy. I was attracted by the waves creating this almost perfect horizontal line in the surf and then I noticed the surfer, just what I needed to put it all in perspective so to speak.

      September 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

  11. nice and simple :)

    September 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    • Thank you Joshi!

      September 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  12. The colours make the shot

    October 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

    • Thank you!

      October 2, 2014 at 7:38 am

  13. Horizontally blissful:)

    October 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    • Thank you Elena! :-)

      October 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

  14. Nice one, Adrian. I’m glad you’ve found Holywell Bay; a dream beach for everyone, especially photographers. I’m expecting to see lots more photos from you!

    October 8, 2014 at 11:17 am

    • Thank you Malcolm. I can’t really understand why I hadn’t been to the beach before. I’m a national trust member so there’s a convenient and free car park and the beach really does have everything, dunes, cliffs, sand and surf of course, something for everybody!

      October 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  15. A gorgeous photo with so much space.That lone surfer gives a scale to the vastness of the landscape. I love the delicate colours.

    October 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    • Thank you Otto. I don’t know quite why this surfer was on his own. There were plenty of other surfers further up the beach but I’m glad he decided to branch out on his own. He was just what I needed to complete the picture! :-)

      October 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm