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Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall

Last Sunday, me and my friend Jon decided to be adventurous and head out of Plymouth (where we live) and hunt for a beautiful seaside location to do a photo shoot. However, the weather on Sunday happened to be shocking (not that this was a shock, despite it being June, we do live in England). Jon ensured me that if we headed for the Atlantic coast it would brighten up by the time we got there.

When we arrived it was blue skies and starting to feel like the summer day it should have been, we wanted to shoot somewhere that wasn't "run of the mill" and couldn't easily be replicated, so we put on our hiking shoes and set off along the headland in search of somewhere beautiful to set up for the afternoon.

After starting to lose hope and a 45 minute walk we came along the first path down to a beach that we'd seen, a little beach called Bossiney. With it being high tide we did not get to see much of the beach, but the rocky area around the outside of the cove made it perfect for what we wanted and also provided me and Jon with plenty of entertainment as we both tried to not get ourselves completely drenched as the waves came up behind us.

Something we didn't realize until we got home that evening, was that Tintagel was the home of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, the ruins of the castle are still on the hilltop and would have been amazing to have looked around. The headlands are beautiful, full of dramatic shapes and edges as well as coves and caves that are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean (something of great fascination and novelty to me as Plymouth is on the English Channel).

We were so proud of ourselves for finding such a idyllic and unique location we both couldn't help but take photos and quickly started to crack on with our shoot. The colours of the water defiantly made us reconsider the fact we were suppose to be doing a black and white shoot. I couldn't believe how vibrant everything was, especially considering we had left Plymouth in pouring rain.

Little gems like this are present all the way around the UK, especially Cornwall, you just need to take the time to get yourself out there and find them. I wouldn't have believed we were even in the UK with the colour of the water, just goes to show that you really don't need  to spend a fortune travelling abroad to sit on a beautiful beach with crystal clear water and blue skies.

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