Nanjizal

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Nanjizal Bay and Valley

Nanjizal Bay and Valley


Nanjizal is a secluded beach and cove with magnificent granite cliff scenery and a rock arch.

It is located one mile south-east of Land's End and can only be accessed via the Cornwall Coast Path or by public footpath.

Nanjizal is part of the Porthgwarra to Pordenack Point Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated forty years ago for its granite cliffs and maritime heath.

On its north side is Carn Boel and Trevilley Cliff and on its south is Carn Les Boel and Higher Bosistow Cliff

Also known as Mill Bay, due to the remains of a mill in the valley just above the beach.

The Nanjizal Valley is a popular location for bird watching and a West Cornwall Ringing Group Constant Effort Site (CES). The birdlife in the valley is monitored. Chiffchaff, whitethroat and
blackcap breed here.

Rare visitors include aquatic warbler, paddyfield warbler and barred warbler.

Quite often you will see seals 'bottling' in the bay.

Nanjizal Beach is west facing with two streams cascading onto it. Depending on the sea and weather, the beach is sometimes sandy but more often a mixture of sand and large boulders.

On the south side of the beach is a magnificent rock arch called 'Zawn Pyg', also known as 'Song of the Sea'. There are usually a number of large rock pools in this area.
Zawn Pyg is much photographed and painted by artists.

There are a number of other caves on the beach.

On the the north side of the beach is a large rock near the cliff with the unusual name of the 'Diamond Horse' due to the quartz vein running through it which sparkles in the sun.

At low tide you may see the remains of the shipwrecked 'City of Cardiff', a former collier. In 1912 she was heading for Cardiff when she got into trouble during a southerly gale. Anchored just off Carn Les Boel with her engines running she was still drifting towards shore when a squall pushed her onto rocks. She was pushed ashore on an incoming tide. The Sennen Life-saving Apparatus Team rescued the crew, a two year old child and two wives using rocket apparatus.

No facilities. The nearest are at Land's End, Porthgwarra and Trevescan.

Nanjizal Beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

No lifeguard

Not suitable for surfing.

Swimmers should exercise caution and only swim at high water if the sea conditions are suitable.

There is safety equipment above the beach


TV Series Filming Location

On the 19th June 1966, an episode of Doctor Who, "The Smugglers", was filmed here.




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Public footpath from Trevescan (approx. three quarters of a mile)

Coast Path from Lands End (approx 1 mile / 2 km)

Coast Path from Porthgwarra (approx. 1 mile /2km)

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