Late afternooon sun on the beach and rocks ; Sandymouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK
Description: Sandymouth Beach lies 3 miles north of Bude on the North Cornwall coast, to which it is joined by a long sandy beach at low tide. It is owned by the National Trust and is a popular lifeguarded beach in summer. At low tide a vast tract of sand is uncovered, making it one of the longest beaches in Cornwall. At high tide only the pebbles remain. In winter, when this shot was taken, it is virtually deserted. It is my favourite beach in our area and I have photographed it many times. This shot was taken from the cliffs to the south, on the way to Northcott Mouth and shows its attractive rock formations and waterfall, bathed in late afternoon light just prior to sunset. Lower Sharpnose Point is the headland in the background.