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Rinsey Head, Cornwall

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Located on the south Cornish coast just west of Porthleven, Rinsey Head is one of many rugged clifftop locations in Cornwall where you can still see the remnants of the tin mining industry. It is, however, slightly less photographed. To get there take the A394 towards Penzance until you come to the village of Ashton, just after Breage. Turn left down the narrow Rinsey Lane and follow the road to the end, the car park and coast path is well signposted. You can get down onto the beach as long as the tide isn’t in, but the last part of the path is a scramble down the rocks. The easier walk along the coast past towards Porthleven takes you to the cliff tops where you can find a number of vantage points to shoot the crashing waves and the beach below. The remains of the mining buildings also make for interesting subjects. The location is south facing and works best in the evening, when the sun sets over the Atlantic, and illuminates the cliffs.

Rinsey Head, Cornwall
Rinsey Head, Cornwall

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