The beach at Crackington changes shape and composition often. Some tides leave a healthy load of sand, making walking on it an easier and sometimes barefoot experience, but a period of heavy rainfall couple with high speed winter winds can strip it back to the bedrock or leave many tons of bitty rubble in its place.

When the river is powered with water coming from the valleys and farmland behind, it carves its way straight out to sea in a fast, deep and direct torrent instead of seeping out gradually through the pebbles.

You can hear the stones being tumbled out of the way by the force of its impatient rushing to join up with the waves.

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