Queen Bess Rock Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular destinations on the north Cornwall coast and is an absolute must-see.
It has been suggested that the place name ‘Bedruthan Steps’ was originally given to the steep staircase which is the only way on and off the beach but has since been applied to the staircase, whole beach, and especially the distinctive stacks.
The effect of the constant pounding of the sea upon the coastline means that the rocks are ever-changing, the softer rock eroding to leave the harder rocks in forms of islets or stacks. The rock known as Queen Bess Rock on the far right of this image was named in Victorian times because of the likeness to Elizabeth I. Erosion in the years since has caused it to lose the head into the sea.
September 5th, 2019
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