Sunset at Nanjizal, also known as Mill Bay, a beach and cove near Lands End, Cornwall Cornwall England UK Europe. ©Ian Woolcock Shutterstock
Just off the western Cornwall coastline, a mile away from Land’s End, Nanjizal is truly worth a visit. An Instagrammer’s dream, the rock formation on the south side is breath-taking, a magnificent rock arch called ‘Zawn Pyg’, also known as ‘Song of the Sea’. It creates a mesmerizing sea cave with unbelievably clear water running through. Catch it late in the afternoon for a memorable view as the sun shines through the arch.
Despite the overwhelming prettiness of Nanjizal, it’s still fairly unknown and quiet, but this is likely due to the challenging access. Unspoilt, with no amenities in sight, Nanjizal Beach can be reached from Land’s End in just over half an hour using the coast path.
Because of its remote location, as you’d expect there are no lifeguards on patrol, and while the water looks rather calm and tranquil, approach with caution. Open-water swimming is alluring here, but because it’s totally secluded it can be dangerous.
Dogs are welcome all-year round, and four-legged friends will love the quietness of Nanjizal Beach… perfect for a photoshoot.