Welcome to Cornishseascapes.

Photographs of Cornwall its coastline the places of interest and our wonderful beaches.

I am a semi profesional photographer from Cornwall born in Falmouth now living near Truro.

Cornwall has a great history from Tin Mining to Fishing and Farming one of the things I like is if its windy on one side of the coast you can hop over to the other side in no time at all, and if you want the wind for sailing or surfing you can do the same. Enjoy my County be safe listen to the lifeguards and the local weather forecast and have a wonderful time.

Godrevy LighthouseGodrevy LighthouseGodrevy Lighthouse was built in 1858–1859 on the largest rock of the Stones reef. The lighthouse is approximately 300 metres (980 ft) off Godrevy Head on the eastern side of St Ives Bay, Cornwall, England. The Stones reef had always been a hazard to shipping and a lighthouse had been considered many times prior to 1858 but nothing came of plans until the SS Nile was wrecked on 11 November 1854, with the loss of all on board.[1] The lighthouse is a white octagonal tower, 86 feet (26 m) high and made of rubble, stone and mortar. The original light was a revolving white one, with a fixed red light below the main light, which could be seen over a 45-degree arc when a ship was in danger of the reef. This was later replaced by a red sector on the main light itself. Originally, the light was manned by three men at a time, but in 1934 the lighthouse was automated. The light flashes white/red every ten seconds, with the red sector only being visible in the arc of danger from the reef. The range of the light is around 12 miles (19 km).[2][3] Godrevy Light by Charles Thomas and Jessica Mann describes the history of this lighthouse and shows the many works of art it inspired.

In 2012 Trinity House discontinued use of the light within the tower, replacing it with an LED light mounted on a steel platform nearby on the rocks. Godrevy is still listed by Trinity House as a lighthouse, and the tower is maintained by them as a daymark.

The lighthouse is said to have inspired Virginia Woolf to write To the Lighthouse – although she locates the lighthouse in the Hebrides. She first visited on 12 September 1892, signing the visitors book, as did pre–Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt who was in the same party. The lighthouse's visitor book, containing the signature of Virginia Stephen (Woolf), was sold at auction at Bonhams on 22 November 2011 for £10,250.
Text taken from Wikipedia