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The Pepper Pot, Portreath

£75.00

An original acrylic painting by Cornish Artist Lindsey Keates.  

Measurements - 15 x 20cm boxed canvas.

A mostly sand with a little shingle beach set in a steep valley. To the western end of the beach are high cliffs and another smaller cove which is seperated by the high tide. 

The daymark on top of North Cliff at Portreath is known locally as the Pepperpot. It was built as a sign to passing shipping so they knew where they were. It was built in 1846 and also used as a coastguard lookout.  

 

The big rock sat out to sea is Gull Rock. It seems the big rock of every beach and point is called Gull Rock, and Portreath is no exception!

The other end of the beach is bounded by a granite wall which protects the narrow harbour. Once a busy port, importing coal and exporting copper but now only sheltering the occasional fishing boat

On the left hand side, the beach has a stream running down to the sea. It is a popular family beach which, like many beaches on the north Cornish coast, is popular with surfers and in particular bodyboarders.



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