Bossiney Haven, Cornwall
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Bossiney Haven, Cornwall

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A hard, steep climb past a waterfall to this deserted beach which is not safe for swimming during an incoming tide. The millions of mussels behind you will be underwater when the tide comes in.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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