The remains of Tintagel Castle
Although not technically an island the castle was built on a rocky outcrop which was easily defended. It was claimed to have been built on the site of a much earlier building where the legendary King Arthur was conceived.
Only a few ruins remain of the castle built in the 1230s by Rich, Duke of Cornwall, brother to King Henry III.
Tintagel Old Post Office
Previously a 14th century farm house it became a post office in the Victorian era
The parish church of Tintagel, St Materiana, was built in Norman times.
The field walls in this part of Cornwall are traditionally built in a herringbone fashion
Just along from Tintagel is Bossiney Cove which has a lovely sheltered beach.
Oner of the many surfing beaches in Newquay
The small resort of Rock lies across the Camel Estuary and can been seen from the Camel Trail
There river Camel finally reaches the sea with Padstow on the left back and Rock on the right
Walking the Coast
The 630 mile South West Coast path runs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset . This is the start of the Port Isaac to Tintagel section.
A short distance from Port Isaac is the tiny Port Gaverne
Looking back to Port Isaac
South West Coast path
It's only 9.5 miles from Port Isaac to Tintagel but it's a very challenging part of the path with eight steep valleys to cross
Gorse and Heather bloom in the September sunlight
One of the very steep sided valleys
A finger post points the way
The rock formations on this part of the North Cornwall coast are amazing
A surfing beach close to Trebarwith Strand
Trebarwith Strand, the only place between Port Isaac and Tintagel where you can get food and a drink
The very welcome Port William inn at Trebarwith