This site is updated with fresh new photographs of Cornwall England throughout the year. The most recent additions to the site appear below, with all previous images available in our photo gallery.
It was a very hot day and the sea looked gorgeous but the beach was not that busy as the children were still at school. During the summer holidays this pretty place gets a lot of visitors and sun wors......
It is a very steep path up Western Hill to get this view of Portreath and the coastline beyond. The path is a little tricky in places but the vistas make it worthwhile.
It is difficult to imagine it today but in 1827 Portreath was described as Cornwall's most important port as it was the main place for sending the copper ore mined in the Gwennap area to Swansea for......
The daymark overlooking Portreath is to alert passing ships to their location. It is also known locally as the beehive monument. A plaque on the daymark is a dedication to Laurence Binyon who wrot......
The large rock jutting out from the sea in the background of this photograph is, Gull Rock. We wonder how many such rocky outcrops around the coast have this name as the gulls do seem to favour these ......
River Helford 04/07/2014
The Helford River is an unspoilt estuary which flows from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek. It is the ideal spot to just sit and take in the view.
Wheal Coates 04/07/2014
Wheal Coates – St. Agnes The engine house that stands beside Towanroath Shaft is in a spectacular setting as it lies half way down the cliff between St. Agnes and Chapel Porth and makes a wonderful ph......
Wheal Coates 04/07/2014
Numerous lodes at Wheal Coates are in the granite intrusions but the Towanroath lode is found in the killas between the granite and the cliffs. The mine was not very prolific in the production of copp......
About Cornwall England.
Cornwall is located in the far south west of main land Britain. Cornwall's history dates back thousand of years with the traditional industries of fishing and mining being the main stay of employment. Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year offering stunning scenery, industrial heritage, quaint fishing villages and fantastic beaches.
Mining for the traditional minerals has now finished following the closure of the last working tin mine in Cornwall South Crofty in 1998. Fishing is also in decline with dwindling fish stocks and constant pressure from government and the EU forcing many fishermen to find alternative employment.
Tourism is now the main employer in the County with people coming from all over the world to see the scenery, visit the towns and villages and to eat Cornish Pasties.
The are a number of famous historic Cornish People these include Richard Trevithick inventor of the steam locomotive, Sir Humphrey Davy inventor of the miners safety lamp, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney inventor of Limelight, William Bickford who invented the safety fuse in Tuckingmill and Bob Fitzsimmons three times world bare knuckle boxing champion to name but a few.
There are a number of sports which the Cornish participate in all year round. There are the usual football and cricket but also gig rowing which is a traditional activity with lots of seaside towns and villages having their own boat. Rugby is the main sport which Cornish people support. There are lots of teams within the county, many of whom play at national level and there is also the Cornwall county team.