Porth Nanven in stormy weather - incoming tide

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Porth Nanven lies at the end of Cot Valley, a secluded area of beach showing clear evidence of a raised beach which represents the end of the last ice age some 10,000 years ago, when sea level was much higher. The raised storm beach deposits are overlain by periglacial head of clay bound angular gravels and rock. Porth Nanven is sometimes referred to as 'Dinosaur Egg Beach' because of a remarkable deposit of ovoid boulders covering the beach and foreshore. The beach is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is protected by the National Trust which owns the beach.
Location: Porth Nanven, Cape Cornwall, Cornwall, England, UK