The Gannel estuary and Pentire in pictures…

Posted on October 2, 2015

Sometimes river and rock, sea and sand conspire to create magical places — in Cornwall they often do. Here, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay but only moments from some of Cornwall’s best restaurants is one of our most mesmerising examples. The river Gannel, a natural haven of reed beds and sandy estuary winds its way to the sea, and there finds an exit into the clean and clear Atlantic flanked on the west by the gently sweeping and sheltered expanse of Crantock beach, and to the east by the craggy drama of East Pentire’s cliffs. You can eat here, and sleep here… and it’s a place you’ll never forget. We shot pictures of The Gem (delightful) in July 2015 — and our photographer couldn’t help letting his lens wander. Here are some of the results…

Newquay Pentire Headland group 2

A wander onto the headland from the Lewenick Lodge…

 

Newquay Crantock and Gannel

A glimpse of Crantock beach, tide rising…

 

Newquay Gannel at Night

The Gannel estuary at dusk… tide in…

 

The Gem Newquay Gannel Estuary

… and tide out.

 

The Gem Newquay water Ripples

Crystal clear waters…

 

Newquay Fistral Crantock Surf 2

Looking across to West Pentire and Crantock from the headland.

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