The rugged beauty of Hartland Quay feeds your imagination. Situated on a peninsula where the full might of the Atlantic Ocean meets the more sheltered waters of the Bristol Channel in North Devon, UK. The ancient chevron folded and faulted rocks change with the light, weather and temperament of the sea. Every visit is different. Man has battled for centuries with the elements here. There was an historic quay but it was washed away in storms long ago. Just beyond the treacherous fingers of rock lies Hartland Point with its lighthouse. There are many local sites of shipwrecks and stories of wreckers luring unsuspecting ships onto the rocks to plunder their cargoes. Parts of more recent wrecks can still be seen at certain tides. The views from the coastal path are spectacular.
Uploaded: Aug 15, 2016
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