Small coves and gentle sandy bays give way to sand dunes at Constantine Bay, whilst a gently rolling inland plateau gradually rises toward distant higher ground at Bear Downs. High, windswept headlands with panoramic views are to be found at Stepper Point, including the yawning Camel Estuary.
The views from Stepper Point over the Camel Estuary and towards both the Atlantic and Bodmin Moor outstanding. The headlands along this coast stand above the level of the fields on the plateau inland due to the hardness of the granite from which they are formed. The landscape has been tamed by the enclosure of formerly coastal heathland to the cliff edges. The hedgerows support Tamarisk trees which survive the salty blasts of Atlantic winds and provide shelter.
The Cornwall AONB Unit
Floor 4A, Pydar House