Find places to stay in and around St Just on the Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall. Top coastal walking on the South West Coast Path and sublime beaches in local area including Sennen Cove and the beaches that form St Ives Bay.
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Porth Nanven, Cornwall


  • Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Porth Nanven is a beach at the end of the Cot Valley on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). It is part of the Aire Point to Carrick Du Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Access on foot is via the South West Coast Path that cuts across the valley. You can also walk in on a path that leads down from St Just. Access by car is via a road that terminates by the beach. There's limited parking here. We'd recommend viewing Google's Street View to see more
  • 'The cliff and foreshore at Porth Nanven is important for Quaternary geomorphology and stratigraphy, providing a particularly good example of an unusual type of raised beach facies, namely a raised boulder beach. It comprises a coarsening-up sequence of deposits with an upper two-metre thick layer of boulder (up to 0.6m long), overlying four metres of smaller cobbles and gravels. The beach deposits are overlain by a substantial thickness of fining-up head, with coarse angular boulders at the base. The deposits at Porth Nanven demonstrate Quaternary changes in relative sea-level, wave energy, sediment supply and climate.' (Source: Natural England PDF guide to the 'Aire Point to Carrick Du SSSI' to which we provide an external link)
  • There are similar boulders and rocks packed into the cliff that rises behind Portheras Cove
  • By James Penman

External Links
www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk
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