"The Church on the Beach" Gunwalloe by Ash59

Gunwalloe Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 2 photos

Gunwalloe Church Cove

If you look carefully at the picture, you will see a Church tucked away into the sand dunes on the far side of the cove with a tower beside it.

At one time, this sandy cove had a small community of people living here, which is why the Church is here now.

You might notice the hedge around the Church. This is on top of a manmade barrier that protects the Church from high tides and storms that occasional happen. From time to time, this barrier has to be repaired due to the fercocity of some storms!

Normally, a Church would have the bell tower built onto the Church. To protect this bell tower from the aforementioned storms, this one was built slightly away from the Church and into the surrounding granite hill.

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  • In a nutshell:Lovely Beach, lonely during winter time
  • Last visit to Gunwalloe: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hayward68's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    That church is one of my favourite places to visit when I'm in the area. Paul Young has a video that he shot there.

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    I have to see this place some day.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 5:40 AM

    Do like that opening shot and, since St. Ives is on my itinerary, I'll see if I can find their shop there.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2003 at 2:57 AM

    Lovely but lonely picture of the land and the sea .... interesting info ~ a Herb farm ??? nice :-)


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