At the eastern end of Kennack Sands (the beach is divided into two parts by a promontory), a wide band of boulders is restrained by a sea wall that attempts to control flooding of the marshy ground inland. A stream draining that low-lying area runs around the broken wall and crosses the shore. The tannin waters of the flow highlight brighter coloured pebbles of red patterned serpentinite. The range of rock types represented by the dry boulders of the high tide level and within the stream reflects the varied geology of the area.

13 Replies to “Kennack Rocks 2”

  1. Yes….very familiar with this place. That is the stream where I took the idea of the main painting on my present web-site . Each time I went there I met, by chance, the man who takes people on underwater exploration sessions. Somewhere on my disorganised photo collection there is a picture of him in his full sub-aqua kit.


  2. Thank you, John. The rocks are very special because they are really ancient and have been brought to the earth’s surface from the deep mantle layer – which is rare.

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  3. We saw only a couple of solitary walkers while we were on this part of the beach, Emma, so we had it mostly to ourselves – just like when we visit Gower beaches most of the time. It is wonderful when you have a beach to yourself, a very special feeling.

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  4. I absolutely love being at Whiteford Point, especially if you walk right to the end of the sandy spit with dunes that has built up on stones from the last Ice Age. On some days it can feel as if you are the only person on a desert island.

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