Nanjizal

Area

A stone’s throw south of Land’s End hides the secluded and relatively unknown cove of Nanjizal (also known as Mill Bay). Due to its remoteness it has remained untouched, but is well worth the lengthy hike along the South West coastal path to this beautiful Cornish beach. Waterfalls (natural showers) offering fresh water can be found at the base of the cliff as well as numerous caves for exploring. Its standout feature is the vertical chasm ‘Song of the Sea’ (Zawn Pyg), a stunning 100m eyelet arch that cuts through the granite to the wild waters of the Atlantic. To the North end of the bay is the ‘Diamond Horse’ cliff, so named due to the equine-like rock formation and it’s veins of quartz that are illuminated by the sunrays. The bay’s sand comes and goes depending on winter storm activity. In 1966, the Doctor Who episode ‘The Smuggler’s’ was filmed on the beach.

Directions

Park at Land’s End and walk the 3 miles along the coastal path. Alternatively, park up at Trevescan village and walk through the fields and down into the valley. Take the wooden staircase down on the beach.

Sat Nav Postcode: TR19 6JJ