Manorbier and it’s trio of beaches….

Wet again through the night and still a bit miserable in the morning, however brightening up mid morning and a sunny though breezy afternoon. Today were bound for Manorbier and found a cheeky little parking spot right in the centre of this pretty little village, with it’s narrow windy roads and walled borders, I certainly wouldn’t want to be towing through here! The first thing we saw was it’s fine castle, looking out to sea.

From the centre of the village we followed a footpath out of the village across open farmland to join the coastal path just this side of the Military Camp and almost directly above Presipe Beach a very pretty sandy cove – not very big and you would need to keep an eye on the tides, as there was only one way up and down (steep steps).

From here we continued along the coastal path back towards Manorbier- like yesterday this is a wonderful stretch of coastline with fabulous sea views all the way along the path – the clouds creating shadows on the sea.

After a few more ups and downs we climbed the steepish path up to the top of East Moor Cliff and suddenly to our right (not straight ahead as I was expecting) the delightful sandy and deserted Swanlake Bay.

We didn’t go down but instead found our selves a sheltered spot up on the top and stayed a while, enjoying the sun and the fabulous views.

Enough for today, so we trekked back the way we came to Manorbier for Poppydog to have a cool down and drink in the river.

And we wandered up past the castle and 12th C Church to the car.

Two thoughts of the day:

Many of these beaches have parking spaces / lay-by close to, so would be great to visit out of peak times.

Got this little site to ourselves again tonight – what a find!!

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