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Old Sunday 18th August 2019, 18:01   #1
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Sea watching sites.

I’m coming down on Friday to do the Penzance pelagic on Saturday morning but dependent on traffic might have some birding time on Friday afternoon. Hopefully someone can help me with some info

I’ve been to Porthgwarra before but never to pendeen or the lizard. What is the situation for parking and optimum spots like at those places.

On my visit to Porthgwarra there were birders around the whole time. I’d that likely to be the case at pendeen or the lizard. It’s nice to get confirmation of stuff on sea-watches

Edit. Oh it’s probably the wrong time of year but is there anywhere I’d be likely to see divers at this time of year. Still Need all of them for the year

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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 09:47   #2
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Hi Owene. I'm not really a sea-watcher but I'd say it depends very much on the wind direction that Friday.
Parking at Pendeen is OK, just head for the lighthouse (Pendeen Watch) - not a huge parking area but you should be OK.
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Old Monday 19th August 2019, 12:54   #3
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If there is any south in the wind head for PG or The Lizard. At the latter you just park in the big carpark and walk south to watch from the end.
If the wind is west or north of that go to Pendeen. Small carpark in front of the lighthouse or park alongside the approach road with care. Or there is a lower carpark down to the right of the lighthouse. Most people go around the right side of the lighthouse compound and watch from the north side. Others drop lower down the slope, and some watch from the lower carpark. All depends how high you like to be and how many people you want to sit with.
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Old Tuesday 20th August 2019, 08:22   #4
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Thanks guys that just what I wanted to know . Will pay attention to the wind direction. I guess the biggest thing will be what the traffic is like on the way down but hopefully I will get some time somewhere
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