Cot Valley Beach (Porth Nanven)

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Porth Nanven lies at the end of Cot Valley, a secluded area of beach with interesting geological features and an extensive history associated with the St Just mining area.

For those with an interest in geology, an important area of raised beach can be seen here with an exposure of 'head'. The feature is very noticeable and is easily viewable.

There are great walks along the coast here with wonderful views.

To read about the mines which operated in the valley please visit the Cot Valley page.

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Located in West Cornwall on the North coast of the Land's End peninsula. Accessed from St Just-in-Penwith through the Cot Valley. Follow the signs from the town centre for Cot Valley.

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