COAST CLIFFS NEAR MORWENSTOW CORNWALL
Breathtaking coast view from the remote narrow promontory of Higher Sharpnose Point at Morwenstow near Bude in Cornwall, SW England, UK. Facing the full force of the Atlantic Ocean this spectacular unforgiving coastline with its precipitous cliffs with jagged fingers of rock stretching out underwater is notoriously treacherous for shipping historically. There are stories of smuggling and wreckers luring ships to their doom with false lights. Shot taken looking north towards Lucky Hole and Cotton Beach just south of Hawkers Hut. Reverend Robert Hawker, the eccentric Victorian vicar of Morwenstow, rescued and buried shipwrecked sailors locally and developed the church harvest festival as we now know it. He wrote poetry in his hut made of shipwreck timbers. The hut still exists on the cliff side and can be visited. It is the smallest property owned by the National Trust.
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