Dunster Beach

Dunster Beach

Landscape Photography

Dunster Beach
View towards Hinckley Point

A visit to Minehead back in September to visit my partner’s parents, we had an adventure which took us into the pine woods of Dunster Castle, and this turned out to be a bit of a bad idea. We had a bad day with map reading skills and a sense of direction.

We decided to head back to the car and drop down to Dunster Beach. It was very sunny and warm for the 1st September. We arrived to a  massive expanse of beach; sand, stones, the sea was miles away with the tide was receding and it was windy. Not perfect conditions at all for any sensible photography. You never know what you can muster up when your filters are always packed.  The hard grads, polariser and the little stopper had an outing too.

The harsh sunlight proved very difficult to photograph anything, if it was not the shadows in the way, it was finding something to photograph without my shadow. The beach has a number of wooden defence groynes. They are laid out in such a way that they provided private mini beaches not too far from the beach huts.

I like the way the wooden stumps are quite uniform and regular and how they rise and fall on the beach. At the top of the beach there were lots of thistles, and you had to be careful where you put your feet. I did trip over some spreading thistle tendrils. Well you know I do often take the odd tumble. Luckily i was left with a nothing more than tingly big toe.

From the beach you can see coast of South Wales and Hinckley Point. The beach was busy with dog walkers and visitors enjoying the early September afternoon sunshine.


Dunster Beach
View of towards the coast of South Wales

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